Monthly Archives: February 2011

Whitman’s Camera like vision

Whitman’s account of the war is similar to the account presented in the photos in Trachtenberg’s chapters, because they both narrate a story about the civil war. Whitman’s account tells a story about the civil war through his narrative, and … Continue reading

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In depth with Dickinson

Instead of viewing delight through the eyes of one who is content, Dickinson takes a different perspective in her poem 539, viewing delight from one who is in pain. Dickinson figuratively mentions “Delight becomes pictorial” (1), “When viewed though pain” … Continue reading

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“Confrontation of eye and sun…”

1)  “There is a profound shift in the way in which an observer is described, figured and posited in science, philosophy, and in new techniques and practices of vision” (Crary 31). Here, Crary mentions that a new idea is being … Continue reading

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