Clark Conversation
with W.J.T. Mitchell

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
6:00 pm

W.J.T. Mitchell, Beinecke Fellow and Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago, will engage in a wide-ranging conversation with his friend and colleague, Michael Taussig, Class of 1933 Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. The event will be held at The Explorers Club in New York.      

Mitchell is editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Critical Inquiry, a quarterly devoted to critical theory in the arts and human sciences. A scholar and theorist of media, visual art, and literature, Mitchell is associated with the emergent fields of visual culture and iconology (the study of images across the media). He is known especially for his work on the relations of visual and verbal representations in the context of social and political issues. His books include Seeing Through Race (2012); Cloning Terror: The War of Images, 9/11 to the Present (2011); and What Do Pictures Want? Essays on the Lives and Loves of Images (2005).

Taussig teaches cultural anthropology and has written on, among other issues, violence, terror, the abolition of slavery, color, shamanism, iconoclasm, and alterity. His books include What Color is the Sacred (2009); My Cocaine Museum (2004); and Shamanism, Colonialism, and the Wild Man (1987).

The Explorers Club
46 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021

This event is free; reservations are required. To reserve your tickets, please call 413 458 0469 or email dfehr@clarkart.edu.