Indiana University Bloomington

Spring 2014 Theme: Style, Ethos, Image


How do images manage to present themselves to us as neither abstract signs nor mere things? Does humanistic inquiry require something more than the drive toward epistemological transparency? How do we interact with a work of art if it urges us to take up an “inside” perspective?

These are some of the questions that have animated the work of the Theory Center this term, both the reading group and many of the events we have hosted. Join us.

All Center events are open to the public.

Forum: Patrick Dove

Patrick Dove, Associate Professor of Spanish, presents work-in-progress. His paper, “October 17th, 1945: Aesthetics and Politics at the Origins of Peronism in Argentina," confronts theorizations of conflict by Ernesto Laclau and Jacques Rancière in the "primal scene" of Peronism. Wednesday, April 23, 8 pm. More >

Reading Group

The intensive study of Stanley Cavell's The World Viewed (1971) continues. Join the reading group >

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