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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 “What Used to Lie Outside the Frame” : Boundaries of Photography, Subjectivity and Fiction in Three Novels by J.M. Coetzee
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'The concept of frame and its inherent tensions, as addressed by contemporary thinking, is the theoretical focus of this article, which examines representations of photography in three of J.M. Coetzee’s novels (Dusklands ([1974]1983), Age of Iron (1990) and Slow Man (2005)). Photography is treated as a site where Coetzee explores the issues that preoccupy him throughout his work: subjectivity, its boundaries and the possibility of intersubjectivity in relation to the very act of storytelling. The article offers a metaphorical reading of such elements of photography as the blow-up, the negative and digital photography in order to reflect upon Coetzee’s engagement with the possibility of openness to transformation, otherness and futurity implied by both the photographic frame and intersubjectivity in life as well as in fiction.' (Author's abstract)

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58-79 “What Used to Lie Outside the Frame” : Boundaries of Photography, Subjectivity and Fiction in Three Novels by J.M. Coetzeesmall AustLit logo Journal of Literary Studies
Subjects:
  • Dusklands J. M. Coetzee , 1974 single work novel
  • Age of Iron J. M. Coetzee , 1990 single work novel
  • Slow Man J. M. Coetzee , 2005 single work novel
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