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Shane Lillis

Professeur agrégé d’anglais et docteur en lettres modernes

Littérature française et anglophone, XIXe-XXe, art, cinéma ; Représentations de la médecine, du corps ; Écritures de l’histoire et de la guerre ; Langue, traduction et identité culturelle et politique.

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  • The Birth of the Idea of Photography

    François Brunet / traduit par Shane Lillis

    A milestone work that examines the democratic idea of photography and its expansion in common culture, particularly in the United States ; generously illustrated.
    This influential text by French historian and theorist François Brunet considers the invention and history of photography as the birth of an idea, rather than a new type of image. This “idea photography” combines a logical theme—that of an art without artistry—and the democratic political promise of an art for all. Officially endorsed (...)


  • The Eye of History

    Georges Didi-Huberman / traduit par Shane Lillis

    An exploration of the interaction of aesthetics and politics in Bertolt Brecht’s “photoepigrams.”
    From 1938 to 1955, Bertolt Brecht created montages of images and text, filling his working journal (Arbeitsjournal) and his idiosyncratic atlas of images, War Primer, with war photographs clipped from magazines and adding his own epigrammatic commentary. In this book, Georges Didi-Huberman explores the interaction of politics and aesthetics in these creations, explaining how they became the means (...)


  • Atlas, or the Anxious Gay Science

    Georges Didi-Huberman / traduit par Shane Lillis

    « Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas (1925–1929) is a prescient work of mixed media assemblage, made up of hundreds of images culled from antiquity to the Renaissance and arranged into startling juxtapositions. Warburg’s allusive atlas sought to illuminate the pains of his final years, after he had suffered a breakdown and been institutionalized. It continues to influence contemporary artists today, including Gerhard Richter and Mark Dion. In this illustrated exploration of Warburg and his great (...)



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