Literature and Photography (LA)

Subject associations
ECS 342 / ENG 349 / COM 352
Fall 2023
Eduardo L. Cadava
Registrar description

Since its advent in the 19th century, photography has been a privileged figure in literature's efforts to reflect upon its own modes of representation. This seminar will trace the history of the rapport between literature and photography by looking closely at a number of literary and theoretical texts that differently address questions central to both literature and photography: questions about the nature of representation, reproduction, memory and forgetting, history, images, perception, and knowledge.