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Visuality

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Visuality refers to the intersection of text and image, or more precisely, the relationship between the verbal and the visual within a social and ideological context. W. J. T. Mitchell, professor of English and art history at the University of Chicago and editor of the interdisciplinary journal Critical Inquiry since 1978, is strongly associated with visuality, its relation to cultural and social identity, and the emergent field of visual studies (or visual culture). His book Picture Theory (and other subsequent ...

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