This week W.J.T. Mitchell, Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Professor, University of Chicago, and Editor of Critical Inquiry this semester. A series of events of events have been organised relating to Prof. Mitchell’s visit as the EAC John Edward Taylor Fellow, taking place on 20th, 21st, and 23rd May 2014:

TUESDAY 20 MAY – 11am-1pm Masterclass: ‘Image Science’
Introduced by Dr Ben Ware (EAC)
VENUE: A4 Samuel Alexander Building.
Free and open to all. If you would like to attend this Masterclass please contact
During his masterclass, Prof. Mitchell will discuss a chapter from his forthcoming book, Image Science.

WEDNESDAY 21 MAY – 4-6pm
Public Lecture: Seeing Madness: Insanity, Media, and Visual Culture
Introduced by Prof Jackie Stacey, followed by a drinks reception
VENUE: Martin Harris Centre, John Casken Lecture Theatre

FRIDAY 23 May – 3-5 pm
Roundtable: ‘Image and Text’
Chaired by Prof Janet Wolff (EAC), with Dr Rupert Cox (Social Anthropology), Prof David Lomas (Art History and Visual Studies) and Prof W.J.T. Mitchell
VENUE: A4, Samuel Alexander Building

Everyone is invited. Apologies if you have already received this information.

His publications include: “The Pictorial Turn,” Artforum, March 1992; “What Do Pictures Want?” October, Summer 1996; What Do Pictures Want? (2005); The Last Dinosaur Book: The Life and Times of a Cultural Icon (1998); Picture Theory (1994); Art and the Public Sphere (1993); Landscape and Power (1992); Iconology(1987); The Language of Images (1980); On Narrative (1981); and The Politics of Interpretation (1984).

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