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  1. Primary Reading 8 items
    The module will draw upon the following key works. Students taking this module as part of a French programme must read and quote relevant source texts in French.
    1. La chambre claire: note sur la photographie - Roland Barthes c1980

      Book Essential

    2. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography - Roland Barthes, Richard Howard 1993

      Book Essential English translation of Roland Barthes 'La chambre claire'. Students taking this module as part of their French programme must read it in French.

    3. L'image fantôme - Hervé Guibert c1981

      Book Essential

    4. Ghost image - Hervé Guibert, Robert Bononno 2014

      Book Essential English translation of Hervé Guibert's 'L'image fantôme'. Students taking this module as part of their French programme should read it in French.

    5. Journal: 1979-1983 - Alix Cléo Roubaud DL 2009 (texte imprimé)

      Book Essential

    6. Alix's journal - Alix Cléo Roubaud 2010

      Book Essential English translation of Alix Cléo Roubaud's 'Journal (1979-1983)'. Students taking this module as part of their French degree should read it in French.

    7. On Photography - Susan Sontag 2002

      Book Essential

    8. Family Secrets: Acts of Memory and Imagination - Annette Kuhn 2001

      Book Essential Chapters 1 (introduction), 2 and 4 are essential reading and will be discussed in the seminar.

  2. General reading on photography 5 items
    1. Understanding a Photograph - John Berger 2013

      Book Optional

    2. The Power of Photography: How Photographs Changed Our Lives - Vicki Goldberg 1991

      Book Optional

    3. Five Notes for a Phenomenology of the Photographic Image - Damisch Hubert

      Chapter Optional

  3. Photography and the Self 21 items
    1. Photography, Self-writing and self-portrait, Autobiography 9 items
      1. L'usage de la photo - Annie Ernaux, Marc Marie 2005

        Book Recommended This book is only available in French. Translation of particularly relevant quotations/extracts will be provided in class.

      2. Picturing Ourselves: Photography and Autobiography - Linda Rugg 1997

        Book Recommended

      3. Regarding Lost Time - Katja Haustein 2017-7-5

        Book Optional

      4. La photographie et l'(auto)biographie - Sylvie Jopeck 2004

        Book Optional

    2. Family photographs, individual and cultural memory 8 items
      1. Family Frames: Photography, Narrative and Postmemory - Marianne Hirsch 1997

        Book Essential

      2. Locating Memory: Photographic Acts - Annette Kuhn, Kirsten McAllister 2006

        Book Recommended

      3. Family Snaps - Jo Spence, Patricia Holland 2000

        Book Optional

      4. Putting Myself in the Picture - Jo Spence 1998

        Book Optional

      5. Family Pictures - Sue Miller 1990

        Book Optional

      6. Robert Doisneau: "pêcheur d'images" - Quentin Bajac ©2012

        Book Optional

      7. Image matters: archive, photography, and the African diaspora in Europe - Tina Campt ©2012

        Book Recommended

    3. Photographic manipulation and self-invention 4 items
      1. Exquisite Pain - Sophie Calle 2004

        Book Recommended

      2. Claude Cahun: A Sensual Politics of Photography - Gen Doy 2007

        Book Recommended

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