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Exposure: Revealing Bodies, Unveiling Representations


Joseph Harris


The notion of «exposure» underlies much modern thinking about identity, representation, ethics, desire and sexuality. This provocative notion is explored in a collection of essays selected from, and inspired by, the proceedings of a conference held in the Department of French at the University of Cambridge in 2002. The authors engage with exposure as both object and mode of representation in a range of cultural media: literature, critical theory, visual art and film. They analyse a variety of works from the medieval, early-modern, and modern periods, examining not only canonical texts such as Montaigne's Essais but also lesser-studied works such as the psychoanalytic theory of Didier Anzieu, the photomontage self-portraits of Claude Cahun, and the novel La Nouvelle Pornographie by Marie Nimier. This volume thus both illustrates and, more importantly, interrogates the richness of the term «exposure», in a way that is stimulating for students and researchers alike.


Banks, K., & Harris, J. (Eds.). (2004). Exposure: Revealing Bodies, Unveiling Representations. Peter Lang

Book Type Edited Book
Online Publication Date Jun 7, 2004
Publication Date Jun 7, 2004
Deposit Date Feb 25, 2008
Series Title Modern French identities.
Series Number 29
Series ISSN 1422-9005
ISBN 30391016335
Keywords Critical theory, Visual art, Film, Montaigne Essais, Didier Anzieu, Claude Cahun, Marie Nimier La Nouvelle Pornographie.
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