'Why have the dead come back? The instance of photography

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Luckhurst, Roger;
  • Publisher: Lawrence and Wishart
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This essay examines how the critical theory of photography has, at least since Barthes and Sontag, developed a default position that is routinely suspicious of the political and aesthetic value of images of the dead, even as the archive of images of the dead continues t... View more
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    56 Margaret Lock, 'On Making up the Good-as-Dead', in Remaking Life and Death: Toward an Anthropology of the Biosciences, S. Franklin and M. Lock (eds), School of American Research Press, Santa Fe 2001, p189.

    57 See Roger Luckhurst, 'Biomedical Horror: The New Death and the New Undead' in Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Culture: Technogothics. J. Edwards (ed.), Routledge, London 2015, pp84-98.

    58 Younger, 'The Definition of Death', op. cit., p294.

    59 See Edgar Martins, 'In Conversation with David Campany' in Topologies, aperture, London 2007, pp115-22.

    60 Jacques Derrida, The Postcard: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond, trans. A. Bass, Chicago University Press, Chicago 1987. See also Hillis J. Miller, 'Derrida's Destinerrance', Modern Language Notes 121: 4 (2006), pp893-910.

    61 André Bazin, 'The Ontology of the Photographic Image', trans. H. Gray, Film Quarterly 13: 4 (1960), p4.

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