«Documentary functions: the uses of documents in non-fictional texts», Rayco González y Marcello Serra

La revista Visual Studies  publicado en su último volumen (vol. 35, nº1), el nuevo texto de Rayco González y Marcello Serra consagrado al problema de las funciones documentales.

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Among the phenomena that define the spirit of our times, there is a growing tendency towards the registration and storage of data. Included within this phenomenon that some theorists call documentary inflation, the current spotlight on non-fictional narratives gives intelligibility to data and documents.

Using some examples taken from documentary cinema as its basis, this article proposes a typology of the uses (or functions) of documents. Four different documentary functions are defined and articulated starting from the logical opposition between syntagmatic and paradigmatic: narrative, referential, systemic and revealing.