Director’s Book Forum
The aim of the year-long forum is to provide opportunities for Princeton faculty working in international and regional studies to present their most recently published work to the Princeton community.
The series will be held at noon; lunch will be provided. Registration required. Contact Carole Frantzen, firstname.lastname@example.org or 609.258.7497.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The Itinerant Languages of Photography
Princeton University Art Museum (2013).
Eduardo Cadava, Professor of English
Gabriela Nouzeilles, Professor and Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languagesand Cultures
About the book:
While photographs have been exchanged, appropriated, and mobilized in different contexts since the 19th century, their movement is now occurring at an unprecedented speed. The Itinerant Languages of Photography examines photography’s capacity to circulate across time and space as well as across other media, such as art, literature, and cinema. Taking its point of departure from Latin American and Spanish-Catalonian photographic archives, the volume offers an alternative history of photography by focusing on the transnational dimension of technological traffic and image production at a time when photography is at the center of current debates on the role of representation, authorship, and reception in a global contemporary culture.
Featuring a wide-range of photographs — images that converse across temporal, political, and cultural boundaries by artists such as Lola and Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Marcelo Brodsky, Joan Colom, Marc Ferrez, Joan Fontcuberta, Graciela Iturbide, Susan Meiselas, and Rosângela Rennó — the book argues that the photographic image comes into being only as a consequence of reproduction, displacement, and itinerancy.
Exhibit at Princeton University Art Museum Sept. 7, 2013 - Jan. 19, 2014
Publisher's Web site: Princeton University Art Museum
Distributor's Web site:Yale University Press
Available October 29, 2013
Princeton Art Museum Exhibit: September 7, 2013 - January 19, 2014
Thursday, October 3, 2013
The Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirshman
Princeton University Press (2013).
Jeremy Adelman, Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor in Spanish Civilization and Culture, professor of history, and director of the Council for International Teaching and Research and of the Fund for Canadian Studies
219 Aaron Burr Hall
About the book:
Worldly Philosopher chronicles the times and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of the twentieth century's most original and provocative thinkers. In this gripping biography, Jeremy Adelman tells the story of a man shaped by modern horrors and hopes, a worldly intellectual who fought for and wrote in defense of the values of tolerance and change.
Publisher's Web site:Princeton University Press