A public lecture by Professor W.J.T. Mitchell (Chicago): title to be announced
W.J.T. Mitchell is distinguished professor in the Departments of English and Art History at the University of Chicago. He is long-time of the interdisciplinary journal, Critical Inquiry, a quarterly devoted to critical theory in the arts and human sciences. He is internationally renowned for his work on the relations of visual and verbal representations in culture and iconology (the study of images across the media). His many monographs include Metapictures: A Cloud Atlas of Images (forthcoming 2020); Image Science: Iconography, Visual Culture, and Media Aesthetics (Chicago, 2015); Cloning Terror: The War of Images, 9/11 to the Present (Chicago, 2011); What Do Pictures Want? Essays on the Lives and Loves of Images (Chicago, 2005); Picture Theory (Chicago, 1994); Iconology: Image, Text, Ideology (Chicago, 1986).
The lecture is organized by ReACT and is funded by the ERC.
The lecture is open to all interested students and faculty, and will be followed by drinks. No registration necessary.