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851-0301-04L  Photography and Literature. Exchanging Practices and Poetics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersF. Broggi-Wüthrich
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

Catalogue data

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.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersF. Broggi-Wüthrich
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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851-0301-04 GPhotography and Literature. Exchanging Practices and Poetics2 hrs
Tue12-14LEE C 114 »
F. Broggi-Wüthrich


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GESS Science in PerspectiveLiteratureWInformation