Living Pictures and the War of Images
Discussion Supper with Visual Cultural and Iconology Scholar
W. J. T. Mitchell of the University of Chicago
Thursday, April 1, 2010 * 5-6:30 p.m. * Harlos House (1331 E.
J. T. Mitchell, the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service
of English and Art History at the University of Chicago, is currently
working on the book Cloning Terror: The War of Images, September 11
Abu Ghraib, which examines the importance of images and imagination
terrorism. Described as "Chicago's renaissance man," his research
interests are wide ranging and include "the history and theories of
media, visual art, and literature, from the eighteenth century to the
present." Join him for a discussion that can range as widely as his
interests and yours.
The recipient of many awards and honors, Mitchell has edited the
humanities journal Critical Inquiry since 1978 and is widely
his books including Iconology; Picture Theory; The Last
The Life and Times of a Cultural Icon; and What Do Pictures
Mitchell has lectured throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and
New Zealand. This supper is co-sponsored by the Hutton Honors College
and the Wells Scholars Program.
Mitchell is on campus as a guest of the William T. Patten Foundation and
will deliver two public lectures, "Images and Others—Migration,
and the Image: Beyond the Veil of Ignorance" on Tuesday, March 30, and
"Images and Others—Idolatry: Nietzsche, Blake, Poussin" on
April 1, both at 7:30 p.m. in Rawles Hall 100.
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