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240. Elegy and Photography

Sunday, 4 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 209, Hynes

A special session

Presiding: Jonah Sebastian Siegel, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

Speakers: Melissa Feuerstein, Harvard Univ.; Jesse Hoffman, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick; Giuliana Minghelli, Harvard Univ.; Martin Modlinger, Univ. of Bremen; Katina Rogers, Scholarly Communication Inst.

Session Description:

This roundtable presents work on the relation between elegy and photography in the context of contemporary poetry, art photography, holocaust studies, and anthropology. The speakers bring together literary and visual texts to ask how the work of mourning changes in a visual culture that requires new forms of consolation.


Subject:

  • Comparative Literature – General

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