Monthly Archives: April 2013
How does the “falling man” of DeLillo’s novel relate to the “falling man” of the essay by Tom Junot? Are they representations of the same thing? Please explain your answer with at least two quotes from each text.
According to Susan Sontag, what are the assumptions about trauma photography that most people hold? What arguments does she make in order to debunk those assumptions in Regarding the Pain of Others?
1. Please choose one photograph from the list of 10 most controversial photos of 2012 and post a brief response. 2. In addition, choose one photo selected by a classmate and reply with a brief response. http://flavorwire.com/354414/the-most-controversial-photos-of-2012-2
In Family Secrets, Annette Kuhn says, “The Photograph is a prop, a prompt, a pre-text: it sets the scene for recollection.” Please discuss this quote in light of the themes introduced in W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz.