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.
- ISBN (Softcover)
- Französisch Körper (Motiv) Kongress Cambridge (2002) visual art identity women's writing human body ethics psychoanalysis Literatur critical theory Identität (Motiv)
- Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2004. 202 pp., 4 ill.