Seeing in Tongues
Modern Languages and Visual Culture

Edited by J. J. Long and Edward Welch

Visual Culture 5

Legenda

  Autumn 2024

ISBN: 978-1-839540-82-0 (hardback)  •  RRP £85, $115, €99

ISBN: 978-1-839540-83-7 (paperback, forthcoming)

ISBN: 978-1-839540-84-4 (JSTOR ebook)


As Visual Culture has emerged as a field of study over the past three decades or so, it has drawn extensively on theoretical paradigms originally developed in French, German and other national contexts. At the same time, research in Modern Languages has played a decisive role in shaping the field, in particular by decentring and interrogating the critical assumptions of a domain that tends towards Anglophone, Anglo-centric and Euro-centric reflexes.

This volume takes stock of the contribution made by Modern Languages research to defining and understanding visual culture. The distinctive contribution of Modern Languages to visual culture lies not simply in its understanding of how images work within different national contexts, or its familiarity with key theoretical paradigms, but also in its sensitivity to the broader dynamics of intercultural contact and transnational movement. This volume consequently maps the contours of visual economies within and between cultures, showing how work in Modern Languages enables us to grasp the history and nature of image flows and circulation.

Bibliography entry:

Long, J. J., and Edward Welch (eds), Seeing in Tongues: Modern Languages and Visual Culture, Visual Culture, 5 (Legenda, 2024)

First footnote reference: 35 Seeing in Tongues: Modern Languages and Visual Culture, ed. by J. J. Long and Edward Welch, Visual Culture, 5 (Legenda, 2024), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Long and Welch, p. 47.

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Long, J. J., and Edward Welch (eds). 2024. Seeing in Tongues: Modern Languages and Visual Culture, Visual Culture, 5 (Legenda)

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