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Witness to the Apocalypse

Amy Johnson Frykholm

in Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195159837
eISBN:
9780199835614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159837.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The primary work that readers ascribe to Left Behind is evangelistic. This chapter describes how readers speak of that evangelistic work and the urgency that they believe the rapture narrative gives ... More


The Stakes of History: On the Use and Abuse of Jewish History for Life

David N. Myers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300228939
eISBN:
9780300231403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300228939.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Why do we study history? What is the role of the historian in the contemporary world? These questions prompted David N. Myers’s illuminating and poignant call for the relevance of historical research ... More


The martyr: dramaturgies of endurance, exhaustion and confession

Stephen Greer

in Queer exceptions: Solo performance in neoliberal times

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526113696
eISBN:
9781526141941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113696.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Drawing on the cultural tradition of the martyr as a figure whose suffering confirms the truth of his testimony to a cause, this chapter examines the precarious terms on which singular individuals ... More


Verbal and Visual Witnessing: Tony Harrison’s Euripides

Edith Hall

in New Light on Tony Harrison

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266519
eISBN:
9780191884238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores the theme of witnessing in Harrison’s later theatre works, especially the contrast between photographic and poetic records and accounts of trauma. It argues that Harrison’s ... More


Media and Memory

Joanne Garde-Hansen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640348
eISBN:
9780748670949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640348.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

How do we rely on media for remembering? In exploring the complex ways that media converge to support our desire to capture, store and retrieve memories, this textbook offers analyses of ... More


Education and Violence in the Black Decade

Erin Twohig

in Contesting the Classroom: Reimagining Education in Moroccan and Algerian Literatures

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620214
eISBN:
9781789629576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620214.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter asks how literature portrays classroom scenes during times of trauma and political crisis, and whether literary depictions of historical moments of trauma can, themselves, be ... More


Commonplace Witnessing: Rhetorical Invention, Historical Remembrance, and Public Culture

Bradford Vivian

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190611088
eISBN:
9780190678371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611088.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Commonplace Witnessing examines how citizens, politicians, and civic institutions have adopted idioms of witnessing in recent decades to serve a variety of social, political, and moral ends. It does ... More


Documenting

Gill Plain

in Literature of the 1940s: War, Postwar and "Peace": Volume 5

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748627448
eISBN:
9780748695164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627448.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the urge to document, to bear witness and to find strategies to make sense of war in writing of the 1940s. It considers the difficulties experienced by writers silenced by the ... More


Human rights in an age of distant witnesses: remixed lives, reincarnated images and live-streamed co-presence

Sam Gregory

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/9781526107213.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the practical challenges and opportunities of the current moment in visual activism. Via a series of situated observations from Syria, Burma, the US and elsewhere, it focuses ... More


Ghost Cats and the Specter of Self: Telling Trauma in the Works of Gabrielle Bell

Sarah Hildebrand

in The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell: A Place inside Yourself

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496820570
eISBN:
9781496820617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496820570.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter uses trauma as a point of access into Gabrielle Bell’s three most recent works—The Voyeurs (2012), Truth is Fragmentary (2014), and Everything is Flammable (2017). Highlighting how Bell ... More


Ethics of Reading III: Cavell and Theater/Cinema

Adam Zachary Newton

in To Make the Hands Impure: Art, Ethical Adventure, the Difficult and the Holy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263516
eISBN:
9780823266470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263516.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In Chapter 6, “Cavell and Theater/Cinema,” the recurrent question of embodiment is transposed to the situation of the audience--isolated sitting in the presence of others--through a discussion of ... More


The Memory Market: Black Women’s Stories and the Legacy of the South African TRC

Nontsasa Nako

in Excavating Memory: Sites of Remembering and Forgetting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061603
eISBN:
9780813051222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061603.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Touted as a radical historical space where previously marginalized voices would take center stage in creating a new egalitarian nation that respects all its citizens, the South African Truth and ... More


Elephant Autopsy: Optic Machinery and the Scale of Sovereignty

Kelly Oliver

in Technologies of Life and Death: From Cloning to Capital Punishment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251087
eISBN:
9780823253036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251087.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

I focus on the scene of elephant autopsy in The Beast and the Sovereign in order to analyze what Derrida calls “the globalization of the autopsic model” of sovereignty and power. While in the earlier ... More


Answering the Call: Crisis Intervention and Rape Survivor Advocacy as Witnessing Trauma

Debra Jackson

in Critical Trauma Studies: "Understanding Violence, Conflict and Memory in Everyday Life"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479896561
eISBN:
9781479828425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479896561.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the practice of witnessing from the perspective of a crisis counselor and rape survivor advocate. Weaving together threads of practice and theory, it describes the experience ... More


Distant Wars Visible: The Ambivalence of Witnessing

Wendy Kozol

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681297
eISBN:
9781452948676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681297.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Distant Wars Visible brings a new perspective to the enduring question about the efficacy of conflict photography and other forms of visual advocacy. In the twenty-first century, visuality has been a ... More


Looking Elsewhere

Wendy Kozol

in Distant Wars Visible: The Ambivalence of Witnessing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681297
eISBN:
9781452948676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681297.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

The Introduction contextualizes the topic of the book and gives an overview of the chapters.


Domesticating War in Kosovo: Media Witnessing and Transnational Motherhood

Wendy Kozol

in Distant Wars Visible: The Ambivalence of Witnessing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681297
eISBN:
9781452948676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681297.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter analyzes the ideal of transnational motherhood in photojournalism’s coverage of the NATO bombings to address the conundrum for media witnessing between the need for publicity and the ... More


Human Rights, Visual Rhetoric: Photojournalism and the War in Afghanistan

Wendy Kozol

in Distant Wars Visible: The Ambivalence of Witnessing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681297
eISBN:
9781452948676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681297.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter further analyzes the ambivalences of media witnessing through a study of the visual rhetorics of women’s human rights in Associated Press photographs of Afghan women caught up in the War ... More


Precarity in the Night Sky: Missile Defense Advocacy and the U.S. Surveillance Regime

Wendy Kozol

in Distant Wars Visible: The Ambivalence of Witnessing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681297
eISBN:
9781452948676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681297.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter considers how the militarized gaze calls upon American citizens to witness the national surveillance regime through a framework of precarity. Virtual wars on missile defense advocacy ... More


Battlefield Trophies: Soldiers’ Archives and the Affective Politics of Recoil

Wendy Kozol

in Distant Wars Visible: The Ambivalence of Witnessing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681297
eISBN:
9781452948676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681297.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter explores the ways in which archives that bear the traces of military violence set up ambivalent affective demands for those who turn to photographic archives in pursuit of evidence. I ... More


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