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Ulrich Baer

Ulrich Baer is Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature at New York University.

Titles by This Author

The Photography of Trauma

In this remarkable contribution to photographic criticism and psychoanalytic literature, Ulrich Baer traces the hitherto overlooked connection between the experience of trauma and the photographic image. Instead of treating trauma as a photographic "theme," Baer examines the striking parallel between those moments arrested mechanically by photography and those arrested experientially by the traumatized psyche—moments that bypass normal cognition and memory.