Vision in context

Brennan Teresa, Jay Martin

Vision in context : historical and contemporary perspectives on sight.

New York ; London : Routledge, 1996, 1 vol. (V-240 p.).

ISBN 978-0-415-91474-1

Résumé :

Vision and the gaze are key concepts in the analysis of cultural and artistic objects. In recent theory, vision has been as a means of control, but this view disregards the question of why contemporary theory is critical of vision, yet generous towards listening and language.
Thinking about these questions entails consideration of historical perspectives on vision. This collection of original essays brings together historical studies and contemporary theoretical perspectives on vision. Historical studies focus on Ancien Greece, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the nineteenth century, and provide a rigorous background for several new, exciting articles on vision and its bearings for feminism, race, sexual orientation, art, and film. This volume is the first of its kind to juxtapose historical and contemporary perspectives.

Contributors include : Parveen Adam, Mieke Bal, Gillian Beer, Peter de Bolla, Teresa Brennan, Tom Conley, Helga Geyer-Ryan, Simon Goldhill, Renée C. Hoogland, Martin Jay, Stephen Melville, Irit Rogoff, Janet Martine Soskice, Ernst van Alphen, Cathryn Vasseleu.

Teresa Brennan is visiting professor of philosophy at the New School for Social Research. She is the author of The interpretation of the flesh and History after lacan.

Martin Jay is professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Fin-de-siècle socialism and Downcast eyes : the denegration of vision in twentieth century french thought.
Axe de recherches :

  • Axe transversal : Cultures visuelles

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