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Publication details for Dr Marie-Claire Barnet2003 Barnet, Marie-Claire. 'Neither an Odyssey nor a Testament: Drifting with Jacques Derrida and Catherine Malabou', in Hughes, Alex. & Noble, Andrea. (eds.), Phototextualities: Intersections of Photography and Narrative, University of New Mexico Press, pp. 201-217
- Publication type: Essays in edited volumes
- ISSN/ISBN: 0826328253
- Keywords: Photography.
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How are photographs understood as narratives? In this book twenty-two original critical essays tackle this overarching question in a series of case studies moving chronologically across the history of photography from the 1840s to the twenty-first century. The contributors explore the intersections of photography with history, memory, autobiography, time, death, mapping, the discourse of Orientalism, digital technology, and representations of race and gender. The essays range in focus from the role of photographic images in the memorialisation of the Holocaust, the Argentine "Dirty War", and Japanese American internment camps through Man Ray's classic image "Noire et blanche" and Nan Goldin's "The Ballad of Sexual Dependency" to the function of family albums in nineteenth-century England and America.