Autobiographical Revisions: Photography in Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes and Claude Cahun’s Disavowals

Lee-von Kim

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Abstract

In this article, the author explores the presence of photography in Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes and Claude Cahun’s Disavowals, or Cancelled Confessions. Published almost half a century apart, Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes and Disavowals foreground the traffic between verbal and visual self-representation in making lives and selves visible. In both texts, photography is central to the authors’ construction of the self: not only through the inclusion of photographic images of the author, but also through a photographic consciousness that pervades their writing. Kim considers how family photographs, both inherited and reconstituted, play a central role in the authors’ quest for autobiographical revisioning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-126
JournalAuto/Biography Studies
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2014

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