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Although many recent scholarly texts address Sebald's complex prose,
Searching for Sebald is the first to explore Sebald's fictive
world through the idiosyncratic and anti-heroic photographs that propel
and interrupt his labyrinthine narratives. Theoretical essays approach
Sebald through the multiple filters of art history, film and
photographic studies, cultural theory, and psychoanalysis. Contemporary
visual art projects offer a more anamorphic reading of this bricoleur.
The book also features an English translation of an interview Sebald
gave in 1997 in which he talks exclusively about his use of photographs.
Searching for Sebald is the 7th in a series of publications by
ICI Press that explores the methodologies of culture.
| featuring artwork by
Shimon Attie, Joseph Beuys, Christian Boltanski, Andre Breton,
Rolf Dieter Brinkmann, Walther Brüx, Tacita Dean, Marcel Duchamp,
Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Rodney Graham, Vic Muniz, Adam Pendleton, Gerhard
Richter artist projects
- Anne Flannery
- Axel Forrester
- Suvan Geer
"Trying to Remember my Mother's Face"
"The Colorful Auras Found in Black & White
Glass Plates of One Family"
- Pablo Helguera
to Understand the Light on a Landscape"
- Antoinette LaFarge
"All That is Beyond Hearing"
- Daniel Lash
"Translation and Repetition: An
Architectural Translation of W.G. Sebald's The Rings of
- Matthew Marco
"The Minimalls of
Downey, CA (excerpt)"
- Jeremy Millar
for W.G. Sebald (2005-6)"
- Helen Mirra
of Saturn Index"
"A Sebald Portfolio"
"Who is Reinhold Hahn"
"In Search of Oldton"
- The Institute of
Cultural Inquiry Research Team
"A Truth That Lies
with an introductory essay by
- Richard Crownshaw (Manchester Metropolitan
"German Suffering or 'Narrative Fetishism?':
W.G. Sebald's "Air War and Literature: Zürich Lectures"
- Adrian Daub (University of Pennsylvania)
à voir - The Logics of the Caption in W.G. Sebald's Rings of
Saturn and Alexander Kluge's The Devil's Blind Spot"
- Lisa Diedrich (Stony Brook University)
Evidence of Ghosts: W.G. Sebald's Practices of Witnessing"
- Florence Feiereisen and Daniel Pope (University of Massachusetts,
"True Fictions and Fictional Truths: The Enigmatic
in Sebald's Use of Images in The Emigrants"
"Theorizing Cinema in Sebald and Sebald with
- Christopher C. Gregory-Guider (University of
"Memorial Sights/Sites: Sebald, Photography, and the
Art of Autobiogeography in The Emigrants"
Kempinski (University of Michigan)
Sebald, Barthes, and the Pursuit of the Mother-Image"
- Christina Kraenzle (York University,
"Picturing Place: Travel, Photography and
Imaginative Geography in W. G. Sebald's Die Ringe des
- Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes (University of
"Post-War Germany and 'Objective Chance': W.G.
Sebald, Joseph Beuys and Tacita Dean"
- Anneleen Masschelein
(K.U. Leuven, Belgium)
"Negative Indexicality in W.G.
Sebald's Austerlitz and André Breton's Nadja"
- Bettina Mosbach (Bonn University)
a Narrative Strategy in Austerlitz"
- Christian Scholz,
translated by Markus Zisselsberger
"But the written word is
not a true document," a conversation with W.G. Sebald (1997)
- John Sears (Manchester Metropolitan University,
"Photographs, Images and the Space of Literature
in Sebald's Prose"
- Carsten Strathausen (University of
"Going Nowhere: Sebald's Rhizomatic Travels"
- Markus Zisselsberger (State University of NY,
"Melancholy Longings: Sebald, Benjamin, and the
Image of Kafka"
- Lise Patt (Institute of Cultural
"Searching for Sebald: What I Know for Sure"