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Critical Image Configurations in the Work of Georges Didi-Huberman

1st Edition

Edited by Stijn De Cauwer, Laura Smith

Routledge

160 pages

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Description

This book illuminates a variety of the key themes and positions that are developed in the work of art historian and philosopher Georges Didi-Huberman, one of the most influential image-theorists of our time.

Beginning with a translated exchange on the politics of images between Jacques Rancière and Georges Didi-Huberman, the volume further contains a translation of Didi-Huberman’s essay on Georges Bataille’s writings on art. The articles in this book explore the influence of Theodor Adorno and Aby Warburg on Didi-Huberman’s work, the relationship between ‘image’ and ‘people,’ his insights on witnessing and memory, the theme of phasmids and his reflections on aura, pathos and the imagination.

Taken as a whole, the book will give readers an insight into the rich and expansive work of Didi-Huberman, beyond the books that are currently available in English. This book was originally published as a special issue of Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Stijn De Cauwer and Laura Katherine Smith

Introduction – Critical Image Configurations: The Work of Georges Didi-Huberman

Stijn De Cauwer and Laura Katherine Smith

1. Images Re-read: The Method of Georges Didi-Huberman

Jacques Rancière. Translated by Elise Woodard, Jorge Rodriguez Solorzano, Stijn De Cauwer and Laura Katherine Smith

2. Image, Language: The Other Dialectic

Georges Didi-Huberman. Translated by Elise Woodard, Jorge Rodriguez Solorzano, Stijn De Cauwer and Laura Katherine Smith

3. La Dama Duende [The Phantom Lady]

Georges Didi-Huberman. Translated by Christopher Woodall

4. The Readability of Images (and) of History: Laudatio on the Occasion of the Awarding of the Adorno Prize (2015) to Georges Didi-Huberman

Sigrid Weigel. Translated by Michiel Rys and Jan Vanvelk

5. He or She Who Glimpses, Desires, is Wounded: A Dialogue in the Interspace (zwischenraum) between Aby Warburg and Georges Didi-Huberman

Barbara Baert

6. The People-Image: The Political Philosophy of Georges Didi-Huberman

Ludger Schwarte. Translated by Christopher Woodall

7. Eyes Wide Open: What the Eye of History compels us to do

Robert Harvey

8. Phasmid Thinking: On Georges Didi-Huberman’s Method

Emmanuel Alloa. Translated by Christopher Woodall

9. Re-Imagining the "Loss of Place": Georges Didi-Huberman and the Aura after Benjamin

Laura Katherine Smith

10. Searching for Fireflies: Pathos and Imagination in the Theories of Georges Didi-Huberman

Stijn De Cauwer

About the Editors

Stijn De Cauwer is a postdoctoral researcher in Cultural Studies and Literary Studies at KU Leuven, Belgium.

Laura Katherine Smith is a postdoctoral assistant in Cultural Studies and Literary Studies at KU Leuven, Belgium.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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PHILOSOPHY / General