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Fugitive Testimony: On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives

Janet Neary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272891
eISBN:
9780823272945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272891.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Fugitive Testimony traces the African American slave narrative across the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries in order to rethink the epistemological limits of the form and to theorize the complicated ... More


Seeing and Hearing

Martin Meisel

in How Plays Work: Reading and Performance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199215492
eISBN:
9780191695957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215492.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Drama

A competent reader of plays will experience a sensation of visuality, tied less to an idea of the mediating stage than to the world directly evoked by the text of the play. Such a sensation of ... More


Culture Shock: Trauma, Pleasure, and Visual Memory

Ana Carden‐Coyne

in Reconstructing the Body: Classicism, Modernism, and the First World War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199546466
eISBN:
9780191720659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546466.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the traumatic and pleasurable aspects of war. Visual culture — films, art, war writing, and surgical literature — influenced the ‘cultural memory’ of the ‘war-wrecked’ body, to ... More


Specters of Democracy: Blackness and the Aesthetics of Politics in the Antebellum U.S.

Ivy G. Wilson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195337372
eISBN:
9780199896929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337372.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book interrogates the representational strategies that 19th-century Americans used in art and literature to delineate blackness as an index to the forms of U.S. citizenship. The book reveals how ... More


Images and Empires: Visuality in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa

Paul Landau and Susan Griffin (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229488
eISBN:
9780520927292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229488.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Figurative images have long played a critical, if largely unexamined, role in Africa—mediating relationships between the colonizer and the colonized, the state and the individual, and the global and ... More


Screens: Viewing Media Installation Art

Kate Mondloch

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665211
eISBN:
9781452946504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665211.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Media screens—film, video, and computer screens—have increasingly pervaded both artistic production and everyday life since the 1960s. Yet the nature of viewing artworks made from these media, along ... More


Transborder visuality: Visual exchanges between Hong Kong and South China

Eric Kit-wai Ma

in Desiring Hong Kong, Consuming South China: Transborder Cultural Politics, 1970-2010

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083459
eISBN:
9789882209329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083459.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter summarizes the history of transborder imaginations of South China and Hong Kong by examining the production processes of media representations in which Hong Kong visual producers have ... More


Visuality, Violence and the Return of the Middle Ages: Quentin Tarantino’s <i>Inglourious Basterds</i> as an Adaptation of the Nibelungen Story

Bettina Bildhauer

in The Middle Ages in the Modern World: Twenty-first century perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266144
eISBN:
9780191860027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266144.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter argues for the first time that Quentin Tarantino based his film Inglourious Basterds in part on the medieval tale of the Nibelungs, as mediated chiefly through Fritz Lang’s Nibelungen. ... More


Iconographies

David Der-wei Wang

in Beyond Sinology: Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164528
eISBN:
9780231536301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164528.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes and complicates the symbolic link between the sinograph and visuality, most (in)famously embodied in the pictographic bias that equates Chinese writing and imagistic mimesis. It ... More


The Eyeball and the Wall: Eating, Seeing, and the Nation

Elizabeth Abel

in Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261174
eISBN:
9780520945869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261174.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Interracial eating and interracial sex: what joins this provocative pair? If drinking fountains and restrooms might be considered the pillars of the social body, sites of collective eating could be ... More


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