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17:00 - 19:30 16 June 2011
Migration, law and the image: Beyond the veil of ignorance - SOLD OUT
Main Lecture Theatre |
4–8 Endsleigh Gardens | London | WC1H 0EG | United Kingdom
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W. J. T. Mitchell, Professor of English and Art History, University of Chicago, A Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago, W.J.T Mitchell is also 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.
Examining a range of examples from science fiction narratives of alien species, to stories of conquest, colonization, and ethnic cleansing, to the development of contemporary practices of detention and border policing, this lecture will argue that immigration in our time has ceased to be a merely transitional phase in human life, and threatens to become a permanent condition for growing numbers of people.
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