The Spectacle of the Void: Photography and 9/11

Randall, Martin C (2014) The Spectacle of the Void: Photography and 9/11. In: Gloucestershire Philosophical Society, 21 May 2014, University of Gloucestershire. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

9/11′s spectacular visual impact often gives rise to the belief that we have all ‘seen’ the terrorist attacks, in particular the iconic imagery surrounding the WTC Towers. But as will be demonstrated, photographs (screen grabs, amateur and professional, before, during and after) of 9/11 are intensely problematic in relation to issues of trauma, portent, aesthetics, politics and theories concerned with looking and the Real.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Photography, Catastrophic events, World Trade Center Towers, 9/11
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Literary and Critical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 14:34
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 16:51
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/897

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