Theorizing visual studies : writing through the discipline

Theorizing visual studies : writing through the discipline / edited by James Elkins and Kristi McGuire ; with Maureen Burns, Alicia Chester, and Joel Kuennen.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. ; Routledge, 2013.Description: xv, 303 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.ISBN: 0415877938; 0415877946; 9780415877930; 9780415877947.

This forward-thinking collection brings together over sixty essays that invoke images to summon, interpret, and argue with visual studies and its neighboring fields such as art history, media studies, visual anthropology, critical theory, cultural studies, and aesthetics. The product of a multi-year collaboration between graduate students from around the world, spearheaded by James Elkins, this one-of-a-kind anthology is a truly international, interdisciplinary point of entry into cutting-edge visual studies research. The book is fluid in relation to disciplines; it is frequently inventive in relation to guiding theories; it is unpredictable in its allegiance and interest in the past of the discipline–reflecting the ongoing growth of visual studies.