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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


Visual Power in Ancient Greece and Rome: Between Art and Social Reality

Tonio Hölscher

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520294936
eISBN:
9780520967885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294936.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book aims to explore the aspects of visuality in Greek and Roman culture, comprising the visual appearance of images as well as the reality of the social world. The face-to-face societies of ... More


The Politics of Seeing: Affect, Forensics, and Visuality in the US-Mexico Borderlands

Kaitlin M. Murphy

in Mapping Memory: Visuality, Affect, and Embodied Politics in the Americas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282548
eISBN:
9780823284818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282548.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter focuses on Who Is Dayani Cristal (2013), a hybrid documentary-fiction film that combines forensic attempts to identify a body found in the southern Arizona desert with the fictional ... 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


The Conquest of Ruins: The Third Reich and the Fall of Rome

Julia Hell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226588056
eISBN:
9780226588223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226588223.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Connecting post-imperial studies to ruin studies, The Conquest of Ruins reconstructs and analyzes the Roman Empire’s afterlife as Western Europe’s history of neo-Roman mimesis. Each moment in the ... More


Photo-Narratives and the Poor White Self since the FSA

Sarah Robertson

in Poverty Politics: Poor Whites in Contemporary Southern Writing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824325
eISBN:
9781496824370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824325.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

After briefly outlining the work of the Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographers and writers during the Great Depression, the chapter turns to rephotography projects, namely that of Dale ... 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


Mandelstam's Worlds: Poetry, Politics, and Identity in a Revolutionary Age

Andrew Kahn

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198857938
eISBN:
9780191890505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857938.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, World Literature

Rightly appreciated as a ‘poet’s poet’, Mandelstam has been habitually read as a repository of learned allusion. Yet as Seamus Heaney observed, his work is ‘as firmly rooted in both an historical and ... 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


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


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


Visuality, Violence and the Return of the Middle Ages: Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds 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


Movies, Modernism, and the Science Fiction Pulps

J. P. Telotte

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190949655
eISBN:
9780190949693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949655.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book considers the impact that the new art of film had on the development of the emerging science fiction (SF) genre during the pre- and early post-World War II era, during the time that the ... More


Snapshot Stories: Visuality, Photography, and the Social History of Ireland, 1922-2000

Erika Hanna

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198823032
eISBN:
9780191861857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823032.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

During the twentieth century, men and women across Ireland picked up cameras, photographing days out at the beach, composing views of Ireland’s cities and countryside, and recording political events ... More


Sensible Politics: Visualizing International Relations

William A. Callahan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190071738
eISBN:
9780190071776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190071738.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Visual images are everywhere in international politics. But how are we to understand them? Callahan uses his expertise in theory and filmmaking to explore not only what visuals mean, but also how ... 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


Word and Image: Expanding Vernacular Narratives

Alexandra Green

in Buddhist Visual Cultures, Rhetoric, and Narrative in Late Burmese Wall Paintings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9789888390885
eISBN:
9789882204850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390885.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

As Chapter Four demonstrates, the murals were part of the efflorescence of Nyaungyan and Konbaung dynasty literary activity, visual counterparts to vernacular, Pāli, and dramatic productions. The ... More


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