Modern French Visual Theory: A Critical Reader by Nigel SaintModern French Visual Theory: A Critical Reader by Nigel Saint

Modern French Visual Theory: A Critical Reader

EditorNigel Saint, Andy Stafford

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When French theory went global in the late twentieth century its visual wing was understandably built on the work of its best-known thinkers, notably Foucault, Derrida, Barthes and Deleuze. However these names merely scratch the surface of a vibrant and innovative body of theory that has beenproduced in France over the last six decades. This volume focuses on a range of theorists who usually languish under the academic radar, especially when outside of France: Arasse, Buci-Glucksmann, Damisch, Debray, Didi-Huberman, Heinich, Marin, Schefer and Stiegler. Also discussed is the importantwork on the visual of Baudrillard, Merleau-Ponty, Metz and Nancy. Five major areas of French contemporary visual theory are studied by international scholars working within Visual Culture and Art History: phenomenology and beyond; new art histories and genealogies; semiotics and methodologies; memory and the body; and the digital era.
Nigel Saint and Andy Stafford both lecture in French Studies at the University of Leeds.
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Title:Modern French Visual Theory: A Critical ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.39 × 5.39 × 1.1 inPublished:January 31, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0719081300

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Introduction – Nigel Saint and Andy StaffordPart 1. Precursors: Phenomenology and Semiotics1. 'Merleau-Ponty: The Madness of Vision' (Nathalie Aubert)2. 'Christian Metz: Constructing Meaning in Film' (Martine Joly)Part 2. New Art Histories and Genealogies3. 'Daniel Arasse's Joyful Visual Science: In the Intimacy of History and Art' (Ralph Dekoninck)4. 'Dream Perspectives: Hubert Damisch, Psychoanalysis, and Early Modern Art History' (David Packwood)5. 'Christine Buci-Glucksmann: the Archaeology of Shadows or the Aesthetics of Image-Flux' (François-Xavier Gleyzon)Part 3. Representation, Mediology and Sociology6. 'Louis Marin's Theories of Representation: between Text and Image, from Visuality to Figurability' (Agnès Guiderdoni)7. 'Transmission versus Communication: Régis Debray's Mediology' (Andy Stafford)8. 'Value, Meaning, Method: Nathalie Heinich's Sociological Perspectives on Visual Culture' (Shirley Jordan)Part 4. Memory, Body, Image9. 'Seeing and Touching: Jean-Luc Nancy and the Ground of the Image' (Ian James)10. 'Georges Didi-Huberman: Images, Critique and Time'(Nigel Saint)11. 'Jean-Louis Schefer: The Body of the Image' (Patrick ffrench)Part 5. The Digital Era12. 'Jean Baudrillard' (Paul Hegarty)13. 'Real Time: Bernard Stiegler and the Politics of Digitalization (Arthur Bradley)Part 6. Afterword14. Interview with Bernard Vouilloux (Saint and Stafford)Index