University of Sussex
Falmer, England

by W.J.T. Mitchell, Professor of English and Art History, University of Chicago

In the months before September 11, 2001, the cloning debate was the leading issue in American newspapers. After September 11, terrorism dominated the news. This lecture explores the role of images of war, focusing on the two major innovations that have inflected this topic in our time: the emergence of a ‘global war on terror’ as the master metaphor or metapicture of violence in our time, and the emergence of the ‘biodigital picture’, exemplified by cloning, as the master image of image production in this era.

Thursday 12 June, 6:00pm
Arts A2 lecture theatre

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