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Francesca Broggi-Wüthrich: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

NameMs Francesca Broggi-Wüthrich
ETH Zürich, HG F 23.3
Rämistrasse 101
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 43 46
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences

851-0301-04LPhotography and Literature. Exchanging Practices and Poetics3 credits2GF. Broggi-Wüthrich
AbstractThe course discusses writers from Henry James to Margaret Atwood whose interest for photography led them to elaborate new intriguing modes of representation. The aim is to identify how literature, photography and art meet to promote a photographic aesthetics while approaching the theories of Susan Sontag, Roland Barthes and Bourdieu as well as postmodern or posthuman criticism.
ObjectiveStudents know a wide variety of literary text (and their authors) that are related in content or form to the practice of photography. Students know how to relate texts to key critical theories as well as to the historical and social context.
Prerequisites / NoticeAll interested students are most welcome. The course is not intended as a language course but a good knowledge of English is a necessary requirement in order to participate to class discussions and to do the reading.