Spring 2014: Style, Ethos, Image
What posture or attitude do we adopt towards our objects of inquiry?
This Spring, the Center devotes itself to an intensive study of this question. Our reading group explores how three thinkers—Maurice Merleau Ponty, Roland Barthes, and Stanley Cavell—think through their relationship to images. Two day-long symposia with invited speakers broaden and deepen our discussion.
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Bette Davis, Jezebel (1938). " ... these moments provide us with a fair semblance of ecstasy."
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We have been reflecting on the comportment that different kinds of images demand of the viewer. First painting (Merleau-Ponty), then photography (Barhes), and now film. Our guide is Stanley Cavell's The World Viewed (1971). Join the reading group >
Symposium: "Style, Ethos, Image II"
Our next symposium with lectures by Anne-Lise François (Berkeley), John Plotz (Brandeis), and Daniel Morgan (U Chicago) is scheduled for Sunday, March 30. Mark your calendars. More >
Boris Groys Talk Rescheduled for Friday, April 11
The noted media theorist will give a talk and hold a seminar. More >