Untimely Turner

Untimely Turner

Friday

November 17, 2017

5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Auditorium

225 South St
Williamstown, MA 01267

Jonathan Crary, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Art and Theory at Columbia University, presents “Untimely Turner.”

Jonathan Crary, the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Art and Theory at Columbia University, is founder and co-editor of of Zone Books. He is the author of Techniques of the Observer: On Vision and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century (1990) which has been translated into twelve foreign languages. With this book he began his extended study on the origins of modern visual culture, which he continues to develop in his current research. His book Suspensions of Perception: Attention, Spectacle and Modern Culture was published in 2000 and was the winner of the 2001 Lionel Trilling Book Award. His recent book 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep (Verso: 2014) examines the fate of human perception within the operations of global information and communication networks, and it is currently in print or forthcoming in fifteen foreign language editions.

Image: J.M.W. Turner, Ancient Rome: Agrippina Landing with the Ashes of Germanicus (detail), 1839. Tate London.