What has happened in our time, I think, is that this pervasive iconophobia and iconoclasm has become itself the object of a second-order set of metapictures. Homi Bhabha's classic essay on "The Other Question which generalizes the peculiar duplicity and dialectics of the stereotype was another key moment. I want to stress the non- or inhuman desires of images, and explore the neglected concept of totemism (with its emphasis on natural iconographiesplants, animals, and even minerals, including fossils, of course in addition to the more familiar and anthropocentric concepts of fetishism and idolatry.
Against Comparison: Teaching Literature and the Visual Arts, Teaching Literature and the Other Arts,. Country Matters, commissioned article on the English countryside for the Romantic period volume in the new Cambridge History of English Literature,. (Pictures, by contrast, material objects that are the bearers of images, can of course be destroyed; but the image survives that destruction, and often becomes even more powerful in its tendency to return in other media, including memory, narrative, and fantasy). Roberta Coglitore (Palermo: Duepunti Edizione, 2008 81-99; reprinted in Travels in Intermedia: ReBlurring the Boundaries,. Idolatry: Nietzsche, Blake, Poussin, in Idol Anxiety,. Fred Burwick and Walter Pape (Berlin: de Gruyter, 1990 65-78. The act of destroying or disfiguring an image, as Michael Taussig argues. Bernd Huppauf and Peter Weingart (New York: Routledge, 2007). Metamorphoses of the Vortex: Hogarth, Blake, and Turner, in Articulate Images,. Headless, Heedless: Experiencing Magdalena Abankanowicz, in Mary Jane Jacob and Jacqueline Bass, Learning Mind: Experience into Art (Berkeley, University of California Press, 2010). In this companion volume to "Iconology he extends his investigation to pictures-the concrete, representational objects in which images Theory.