Entry: hagiography (n.)
In context: "The first photograph, the first magazine, the gratified surge, the seeing themselves as others see them, the hagiography of images, perhaps."
Definition: The writing of the lives of saints; saints' lives as a branch of literature or legend.
Other: I've been looking forward to investigating this word since I noted it in Infinite Jest, though it was a term with which I was somewhat familiar.
SNOOT score: 2
Source: Oxford English Dictionary