The Center for Literary and Cultural Studies and the Arts and Humanities Film and Theory Colloquiums will bring W.J.T. Mitchell to campus as our annual Petrou Lecturer on October 25 and 26, 2012. On October 25 Mitchell will deliver his Petrou Lecture, "Seeing Madness." This event is public and all are invited to attend.
W.J.T. Mitchell is the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago and the editor of Critical Inquiry. One of our foremost theorists of visual culture, he is the author and recipient of numerous works and awards, including his What Do Pictures Want?, which won the MLA’s 2006 James Russell Lowell in Language and Literature. His more recent publications include Critical Terms in Media Studies (with Mark Hansen; Chicago, 2010), Cloning Terrorism: The War of Images, September 11 to Abu Ghraib (Chicago, 2011), and Seeing Through Race (Harvard, 2010)