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Visual Politics of Psychoanalysis: Art and the Image in Post-traumatic Cultures

Visual Politics of Psychoanalysis: Art and the Image in Post-traumatic Cultures

Edited by: Griselda Pollock

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In this innovative collection, a distinguished group of international authors dare to think psychoanalytically about the legacies of political violence and suffering in relation to post-traumatic cultures worldwide. They build on maverick art historian Aby Warburg's project of combining social, cultural, anthropological and psychological analyses of the image in order to track the undercurrents of cultural violence in the representational repertoire of Western modernity. Drawing on post-colonial and feminist theory, they analyze the image and the aesthetic in conditions of historical trauma, from enslavement and colonization to the Irish Famine, from Denmark's national trauma about migrants and cartoons to collective shock after 9/11, from individual traumas of loss registered in allegory to newsreels and documentaries on suicide bombing in Israel/Palestine, and from Kristeva's novels to Kathryn Bigelow's cinema.

Table of Contents

Griselda Pollock

Chapter 1
Contest-Nation Denmark: A PTSD-struck Nation Contesting Analysis
Henrik Ole Holm

Chapter 2
In Miniature: Trauma and Indigenous Identity in Colonial Canada
Kristina Huneault

Chapter 3
The ‘Irish Holocaust’: Historical Trauma and the Commemoration of the Famine
Emily Mark-FitzGerald

Chapter 4
Courbet’s Trauerspiel: Trouble with Women in the Painter’s Studio
Jenny Tennant Jackson

Chapter 5
Astonishing Marine Living: Ellen Gallagher’s Ichthyosaurus at the Freud Museum
Suzanna Chan

Chapter 6
New York Transfixed: Notes on the Expression of Fear
Sharon Sliwinski

Chapter 7
Dan Graham, Reality Television and the Vicissitudes of Surveillance
Paula Carabell

Chapter 8
Towards an Iconomy of Violence: Julia Kristeva in the Between of Ethics and Politics
Maria Margaroni

Chapter 9
From Horrorism to Compassion: Re-facing Medusan Otherness in Dialogue with Adriana Caverero and Bracha Ettinger
Griselda Pollock

Chapter 10
Encountering Blue Steel: Changing Tempers in Cinema
Nicholas Chare

Author Info

Griselda Pollock is Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History at the University of Leeds. Her books include Vision and Difference (1988/2003), Encounters in the Virtual Feminist Museum (2007) and After-affects / After- Image: Trauma and Aesthetic Transformation (2013). She is series editor of New Encounters, editor of Conceptual Odysseys (2007) and co-editor with Antony Bryant of Digital and Other Virtualities (2010), as well as two other volumes, all for I.B.Tauris. With Max Silverman she is series editor of Concentrationary Memory for I.B.Tauris which includes Concentrationary Memories (2013), while Concentrationary Imaginaries is forthcoming.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Series: New Encounters: Arts, Cultures, Concepts

ISBN: 9781780763156
Publication Date: 08 Oct 2013
Number of Pages: 288
Height: 234
Width: 156

ISBN: 9781780763163
Publication Date: 30 Oct 2013
Number of Pages: 263
Height: 234
Width: 156

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