The Image and the Witness (Paperback)

Trauma, Memory, and Visual Culture (Nonfictions)

By Frances Guerin (Editor), Roger Hallas (Editor)

Wallflower Press, 9781905674190, 263pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/1/2007)

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The Image and the Witness: Trauma, Memory and Visual Culture is a timely interdisciplinary collection of original essays concerning the ethical stakes of the image in our visually-saturated age. It explores the role of the material image in bearing witness to historical events and the visual representation of witnesses to collective trauma. In arguing for the agency of the image, this unique collection debates post-traumatic memory, documentary ethics, embodied vision, and the recycling of images. It discusses works by Chris Marker, Errol Morris, Derek Jarman, Doris Salcedo, Gerhard Richter, and Boris Mikhailov, along with images from popular culture, including websites and home movies.

About the Author

Frances Guerin is a lecturer in film studies at the University of Kent. She is the author of A Culture of Light-Cinema and Technology in 1920s Germany. Roger Hallas is assistant professor of English at Syracuse University.