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090113 UE Photography in literary and philosophical texts: Representing memory (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 09.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Tuesday 16.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Tuesday 23.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Tuesday 13.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Tuesday 20.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Tuesday 27.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Tuesday 04.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Tuesday 11.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Tuesday 18.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Tuesday 01.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Tuesday 08.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Tuesday 15.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Tuesday 22.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Tuesday 29.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This course focuses on the figure of photography and photography-related language and tropes that we find in literary texts since the nineteenth century. We will study a rich theoretical and philosophical corpus in various ways related to photography (Walter Benjamin, Henri Bergson, Siegfried Kracauer, Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida), and move on to consider the implications of the new technology for literature’s understanding of its own modes of representation. We will work with texts by Charles Baudelaire, Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, and the Greek poets Constantine Cavafy, Georges Seferis, Andreas Embeirikos, Yiannis Ritsos (presenting in parallel, where applicable, their own photographic collections and their relation to the political and cultural constitution of Greece). Major topics that are addressed at the intersection of literary and photographic language include memory and forgetting, perception and knowledge, death and afterlife.

Assessment and permitted materials

Participation in the discussion of textual sources, final short oral presentation, submission of a final paper on one of the topics of the course, written in English or German.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

30%: Participation in class discussion
30%: Oral Presentation
40%: Essay of 2.500-3000 words (footnotes and Bibliography not included). Submission via email. Submission date: 31 August 2021

Reading list

Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1981
Henri Bergson, Matter and Memory. trans. N.M. Paul and W.S. Palmer, Zone Books, 1988
Eduardo Cadava, Words of Light. Theses on the Photography of History, Princeton University Press, 1997
Philip Carabott, Yiannis Hamilakis, Eleni Papargyriou (eds.), Camera Graeca: Photographs, Narratives, Materialities, Ashgate, 2015
Derrida, Athens, Still Remains, trans. Michael Nass and Pacsale Birault, Fordham, 2010

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