Revues photographiques et sociétés photographiques autour de 1900 : la photolittérature, le spectacle et la socialisation (24 mars)

17:00
à 18:00

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Paul Edwards (Université Paris Cité, LARCA) : « Revues photographiques et sociétés photographiques autour de 1900 : la photolittérature, le spectacle et la socialisation »

This paper explains how French photoliterature could appear in the 1890s not only as a crafted, bibliophilic object involving multiple participants but also as an activity of cultural distinction within the socialising practices of provincial photographic societies, in close relation to the ritual of lantern-slide story-telling, at a time immediately preceding the birth of cinema (1895) when there was already an interest in the narrative power of serial photography and what might be called the “kinetic” effect of juxtaposed images on the page. This paper also shows how literary illustrations could double as architectural views that provided documentary evidence of a cultural heritage that was perceived as fragile and in need of preservation, since the members of photo clubs were leisured amateurs who participated actively in different cultural and patrimonial associations. Drawing on local photography club journals, national photography magazines, and recently discovered correspondence, this paper aims to show how photoliterature was collectively produced within a context of bourgeois sociability in a quest for cultural distinction and social recognition at a time when photography was popularly associated with commerce, industry and science, not with fine art and culture; it will show how it forms a continuum with photo-club activities, and that the historical interest of these productions today lies not only in their witty reinterpretations of popular literature, but in what they reveal about photography’s social function.

 

La séance sera accessible également en ligne. Les demandes d’inscription pour la séance en ligne sont à adresser à norbert.verdier@u-psud.fr et alexiakalantzis@gmail.com.

 

Organisateurs :

Hélène Védrine (Sorbonne Université, CELLF 19-21)

Norbert Verdier (Paris-Saclay, EST-GHDSO)

Alexia Kalantzis (UVSQ, CHCSC)

 

Comité scientifique :

Evanghelia Stead (UVSQ, CHCSC & IUF)

Hélène Gispert (Paris-Saclay, EST-GHDSO)

Viera Rebolledo Dhuin (UPEC, CRHEC)

Hélène Védrine (Sorbonne Université, CELLF 19-21)

Norbert Verdier (Paris-Saclay, EST-GHDSO)

Alexia Kalantzis (UVSQ, CHCSC)

 

Contacts :

alexiakalantzis@gmail.com

norbert.verdier@universite-paris-saclay.fr

 

Label MSH Paris-Saclay & CELLF 19-21

 

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