The theoretical support for this proposal is the Invention of Hysteria by Georges Didi-Huberman, who, approaching categories of literary and cultural theory. Georges Didi-Huberman’s The Invention of Hysteria is a fascinating historiography of the intersection of medicine, photography, and empiricism during. Didi-Huberman, G. (). Invention of hysteria: Charcot and the photographic iconography of the Salpêtrière (A. Hartz, Trans.). Cambridge, MA, US: MIT Press.
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Eva Smrekar rated it it was amazing Jan 21, Didi-Huberman betrays his own intellectual origins in France of the late s through didi-hubermam wide range of references, his relentless attention to unusual primary sources such as the clinical files that support Charcot’s published researchand his application of poststructuralist methods that recall the work of Michel Foucault and Roland Barthes.
I wad drawn this fascinated by the fact that “hysteria” shares an etymology with “hysterectomy”. A Parable of Development Aid. All of these point to the fact that the desire to artistically represent overcame the urge to clinically present and that the hysteric is only the recipient of a misfortune prone to aesthetization and, consequently, to consecration as a form of an alienating art, nevertheless art.
Now MIT Press has published a supple English translation by Alisa Hartz, who keeps the author’s wordplay intact and provides useful, intelligent notes. Georges Didi-Huberman1 For there existed a region where madness challenged the work of art, reduced it ironically, made of its iconographic landscape a pathological world of hallucinations; that language which was delirium was not a work of art.
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Invention of Hysteria: Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpêtrière
Bob rated it it was amazing Oct 30, Fascinating subject matter, but the style is almost unreadable. When this duality crumbled more or less in the dawn of modern age, what remained was the residue of such a puzzled and diaphanous understanding of the afflicted body: Fimiani – – Studi di Estetica The theoretical support for this proposal is the Invention of Hysteria by Georges Didi-Huberman, who, approaching categories of literary and cultural theory, doubled by a keen observation of the unfolding of the clinical practices in the second half of the 19th century and of the emergence of photography, detects a certain fetishization of the hysterical body through the assimilation of the mental image of hysteria with a collection of valid, consecrate picturesque manifestations.
The zoe, the bare life in biopolitics is translated in the clinical representational project as the objectifying of the hysterical body by depicting it as a variety of the nature morte, since it is excluded from the bios and the epic, individualizing picturesque arrangement that the bios imposes on the art of portrait.
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Didi-Huberman insists that both performances and records were essential to Charcot’s work, and calls this “the discreet but astonishing passage. Translated by, Giselle Weiss. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. While the on site photographic studio captured psychic aurae and oc for sexualized description, Charcot’s lectures featured dramatic demonstrations of triggered throes and coercion under hypnosis.
Mar 09, Donna rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jana Schmidt rated it it was amazing Apr 21, Didi-Huberman seeks to recover the intellectual, artistic, and scientific context for Charcot’s decades-long investigation of a disease he called hysteria, with special attention to the ways in which he used photography.
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Cambridge, MA and London: No categories specified categorize this paper. Several pictures and photos are included. Jan 26, Triecia Gibney rated it liked it. No keywords specified fix it. Jordany rated it liked it Oct 22, Mathematics with a Twist. Open Preview See a Problem? I’d like to know what that is, eventually. Focusing on the immense photographic output of the Salpetriere hospital, the notorious Parisian asylum for insane and incurable women, Didi-Huberman shows the crucial role played by photography in the invention of the hsyteria of hysteria.
Not surprisingly, Didi-Huberman is most interested in the ways that photographic images record the contemporary understanding of medicine and psychology.
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