Vol. 1 No. 1 (2023)

Seeing a Face, Reading a Face, edited by François Soulages, Anikó Ádám and Anikó Radvánszky, L’Harmattan, Paris, 2023.

Bence Matuz
Pázmány Péter Catholic University
Pázmány Papers vol. 1. nr. 1.

Published 12/18/2023


The human face, as a subject of reflection since Antiquity, has raised questions in a wide variety of fields. The face has been in the focus of interest of art, philosophy, anthropology, psychology, and numerous other disciplines. Seeing a Face, Reading a Face is a collection of scholarly essays that takes a pluridisciplinary approach to the representability of the face in art and literature, while considering the links between the face and subjectivity, and between identity and mutability. In other words, the problem of the face is rooted in the fact that its subject is the most general and the most particular of human qualities at the same time.