Category Archives: Searching for Sebald

Documents related to Searching for Sebald: Photography After W. G. Sebald (2007), the third publication of ICI Press.

This is Bedlam

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A small plaque on the side of the Great Eastern Hotel in London marks the site of the old Bethlehem Hospital. The sign obscures the other name for the site. As W. G. Sebald schooled us in Austerlitz, at this … Continue reading

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Max Sebald’s Signature

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  As a form of written language, the signature is, in theory, a symbolic sign. Its relationship to the person who creates it is arbitrary and based totally on convention and cultural practice. In reality, though, the signature is a … Continue reading

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The Ur-Sign: a graveyard in East Anglia

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The Greek word for ‘sign’ is sema, which is also the word for ‘grave.’ For the Greeks the grave was the ur-sign of signification for it ‘stood for’ what it ‘stood in.’ The sema points to something only present through … Continue reading

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Behind These Bricks

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Somerleyton

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