The Srinivas Aravamudan Annual Lecture in Critical Theory

The Program in Literature presents

the Srinivas Aravamudan Annual Lecture in Critical Theory

September 12 & 13, 2019
 
with

John Durham Peters

the María Rosa Menocal Professor of English and Film and Media Studies | Yale University
 
 

Day 1 - Thursday, September 12, 2019

Lecture:  PICTURING WEATHER, PICTURING CLIMATE
Introduction by Mark Hansen
Friedl Building, Rm 115,  4-5:30pm, followed by a reception

Through a historical selection of weather images from the North Atlantic world over the past several centuries—paintings, maps, diagrams, photographs—Professor Peters’s lecture will show how often such images present impossible objects and impossible subjects. This history is one backdrop for the often noted difficulty in grasping and communicating the urgency of climate change concretely and experientially. 

 

Day 2 - Friday, September 13, 2019

Seminar:  TIME AND OTHER PROBLEMS IN MEDIA THEORY
Response by Michael Hardt
Friedl Building, Rm 115, 11am-12:30pm, followed by a buffet lunch
Recommended readings for the seminar are provided below

Professor Peters’s seminar will discuss media’s productive failure to capture temporal processes.

 

With the kind co-sponsorship of:
The Office of the Provost
The Dean of Arts & Sciences
The Dean of the Humanities
Art, Art History and Visual Studies

 

 

Attachments
John Durham Peters Photo