Light writing & life writing: photography in autobiography

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University of North Carolina Press, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 298 pages
On the surface, the use of photography in autobiography appears to have a straightforward purpose: to illustrate and corroborate the text. But in the wake of poststructuralism, the role of photography in autobiography is far from simple or one-dimensional. Both media are increasingly self-conscious, argues Timothy Adams, and combining them intensifies rather than reduces the complexity and ambiguity of each taken separately.

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Adams is professor of English at West Virginia University in Morgantown.

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