The Index and the Uncanny Life and Death in Photography: A Lecture by Professor Laura Mulvey
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Accompanying the launch of Professor Sarah Edge’s monograph The Extraordinary Archive of Arthur J. Munby: Photographing Class and Gender in the Nineteenth Century
In this lecture Laura will specifically talk about this work on photography offering a unique opportunity to listen to and discuss ideas with this world-renowned intellectual thinker.
The lecture will close with the launch of Sarah Edge’s monograph The Extraordinary Archive of Arthur J. Munby: Photographing Class and Gender in the Nineteenth Century published by I B Tauris.Sarah is Professor of Photography and Cultural Studies based in The Centre For Media Research at Ulster University.
This event will be opened and chaired by Paul Seawright Professor of Photography and Executive Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Ulster University.
The event is free to attend, register to confirm your spot.
This event is part of a weeklong tour of events with Laura Mulvey organised by Sarah Edge and Rod Stoneman for more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Laura Mulvey
Professor Laura Mulvey is well known for her essay 'Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema', published in 1975. The essay shifted the direction of film theory towards a psychoanalytic and feminist framework. It is less well known is that Laura had already turned her attention to the study of the still image in her analysis of the work of the artist Alan Jones published in Spare Rib in 1973. It was here that she first applied psychoanalytic theory to a wide range of images taken from popular culture.
In 2006 she published a highly influential and thought provoking essay in her book Death 24 x a Second (London: Reaktion Books), in which she juxtaposes Roland Barthes’ last book Camera Lucida with André Bazin’s essay ‘The ontology of the photographic image’.