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School of Modern Languages and Cultures: Hispanic Studies

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Publication details for Professor Andrea Noble

2003 (co-edited with Hughes, A) Phototextualities: Intersections of Photography and Narrative, University of New Mexico Press.
  • Publication type: Edited book
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0826331475

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

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.