ENG 571 / MOD 571 / HUM 571 / COM 575 No Pass/D/Fail
Literary and Cultural Theory - Genealogies of Memory and Perception: Literature and Photography
Since its advent in the nineteenth century, photography has been a privileged figure in literature's efforts to reflect upon its own modes of representation. This seminar will trace the history of the rapport between literature and photography by looking at a number of literary and theoretical texts that address questions central to both literature and photography: questions about representation, reproduction, memory and forgetting, history, images, perception, and knowledge. We will read texts by Nadar, Baudelaire, Valery, Bergson, Breton, Proust, Kracauer, Benjamin, Barthes, Duras, Carson, and Derrida.
Sample reading list:
Charles Baudelaire, Fleurs de Mal
Henri Bergson, Matter and Memory
Marcel Proust, Swann's Way
Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Technological Reproducibility
Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida
Jacques Derrida, Athens, Still Remains
Open to Graduate Students Only.
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