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Hutton Honors College

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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. Tenth St.) * SIGN-UP REQUIRED


W. J. T. Mitchell, 2009-10 Patten LecturerW. J. T. Mitchell, the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago, is currently working on the book Cloning Terror: The War of Images, September 11 to Abu Ghraib, which examines the importance of images and imagination in 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 published, his books including Iconology; Picture Theory; The Last Dinosaur Book: The Life and Times of a Cultural Icon; and What Do Pictures Want? 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, Law, and the Image: Beyond the Veil of Ignorance" on Tuesday, March 30, and "Images and Others—Idolatry: Nietzsche, Blake, Poussin" on Thursday, April 1, both at 7:30 p.m. in Rawles Hall 100.


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