Photography in Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures: Nottingham French Studies Volume 53.2 (Nottingham French Studies EUP)
- Publish Date: 2014-08-31
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Kathrin Yacavone
As part of the recent turn towards visual culture in French studies, photography has begun to receive increased attention from scholars in the field. This volume of eight original essays provides a broad and inclusive account of the multiple manifestations of photography in contemporary French and Francophone societies and cultures. It brings together literary, socio-cultural, art historical, and postcolonial perspectives on the medium, spanning trends and developments from the 1970's to the present day.
- Essays address individual photopraphers and writers (including Brun Boujelal, Stphane Couturier, Raymon Depardon, Valrie Jouve and Roland Barthes, Sophie Calle, J.M.G. Le Clzio, Annie Ernaux, Herv Guibert, Denis Roche) as well as broader topics such as the cultural institutionalisation of photography, its connections to the post-conceptual art, the tradition of tableau, city photography and photobiography.
- Includes an original interview with Jen-Luc Monterosso
- Reflects a diverse array of scholarly approaches and methodology
- Includes illustrations