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17:00 - 19:30 16 June 2011

Migration, law and the image: Beyond the veil of ignorance - SOLD OUT

Location

Main Lecture Theatre | Bentham House (link Map)
4–8 Endsleigh Gardens | London | WC1H 0EG | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

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.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE.

THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT - PLEASE CONTACT THE ORGANISER TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST.


Contact

Federica Mazzara
+44 (0)20 7679 3988 | f.mazzara@ucl.ac.uk


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