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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


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


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


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


Interface as Utopia

Michael F. Leruth

in Fred Forest's Utopia: Media Art and Activism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036498
eISBN:
9780262339926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036498.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The Conclusion looks more closely at the utopian thread that runs through Forest’s artistic practice beginning with an overview of his lifelong preoccupation with immaterial forms of territoriality ... More


Humanitarianism and the representation of alterity: the aporias and prospects of cosmopolitan visuality

Fuyuki Kurasawa

in Democracy in Crisis: Violence, Alterity, Community

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079238
eISBN:
9781781702123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079238.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the way in which alterity is visually represented in Western media coverage of humanitarian disasters in the global South in terms of either pathologisation or victimization. It ... More


Gestures and Tableaux

Elisabeth Le Guin

in Boccherini's Body: An Essay in Carnal Musicology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240179
eISBN:
9780520930629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240179.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the peculiarities and visuality of Luigi Boccherini's works. It uses Denis Diderot's works and Gasparo Angiolini's descriptions of pantomime dance to uncover the pictures in ... More


Introduction: Representational Static

Janet Neary

in Fugitive Testimony: On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272891
eISBN:
9780823272945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272891.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Using contemporary artwork as a lens onto the textual visuality of 19th-century slave narratives, this introduction to Fugitive Testimony works backwards historically to excavate ex-slave narrators’ ... More


Sight Unseen: Contemporary Visual Slave Narratives

Janet Neary

in Fugitive Testimony: On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272891
eISBN:
9780823272945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272891.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Establishing and examining an archive of contemporary visual slave narratives—including Glenn Ligon’s Narratives and Runaways series (1993), Kara Walker’s Slavery! Slavery! (1997) and Narratives of a ... More


Gestures Against Movements: Henry Box Brown and Economies of Narrative Performance

Janet Neary

in Fugitive Testimony: On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272891
eISBN:
9780823272945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272891.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter traces the various circuits—economic, narrative, performative—that structure black abolitionist textual production through the cultural work of Henry Box Brown. Building on Daphne ... More


Epilogue: Reimagining a Young Jesus

Stephen J. Davis

in Christ Child: Cultural Memories of a Young Jesus

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300149456
eISBN:
9780300206609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300149456.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The epilogue to the book relates the textual infancy traditions to the artistic representation of a young Jesus in medieval contexts ranging from manuscript illumination to paintings in churches, ... More


Introduction: The Child and Modern Korea

Dafna Zur

in Figuring Korean Futures: Children's Literature in Modern Korea

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781503601680
eISBN:
9781503603110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503601680.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Children’s literature in Korea emerged in the early twentieth century under Japanese colonial rule. This literature was marked by what Korean writers called the child-heart, the conflation of nature ... More


Envisioning Autism

Benjamin Fraser

in Disability Studies and Spanish Culture: Films, Novels, the Comic and the Public Exhibition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318702
eISBN:
9781846317965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318702.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter analyzes the comic María y yo (2007, Miguel Gallardo) and the film based on the that comic, also titled María y yo (2010, Félix Fernández de Castro). Both cultural products portray the ... More


The hunger striker: a case for embodied visuality

Bishnupriya Ghosh

in Image Operations: Visual media and political conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526107213
eISBN:
9781526120984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526107213.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

‘Image operations’ immediately evokes the rich scholarship on new media technologies, be they satellite or drone images. Their shadow occludes another mode of image mobilisation: the formation of ... More


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