This book addresses how does autobiography transform in the age of technological reproducibility, as it relates to photography and the role of emotion in Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time, Walter Benjamin's Berlin Childhood around 1900, and Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida.
Introduction: Photography, Life, and the Work of Art Part I: Marcel Proust 1. Writing Life Visually 2. Picturing the Self and the Other 3. Proust's Visual and Emotional Cavities Part II: Walter Benjamin 4. Photography, Memory, and Representation 5. From Sight to Site: Benjamin's Self-Portraits 6. Eye and Affect Part III: Roland Barthes 7. From Life to Sign, or, 'La vie comme œuvre' 8. Transgressing Egotism: Selfhood, Vision and Affect 9. Conclusion: Barthes, Benjamin, Proust 'et la Photographie'