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Art History Department Lecture: Professor Darby English, University of Chicago
Start Date: 11/1/2012Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 11/1/2012End Time: 9:15 PM

Event Description
Art History Lecture: "The Afterimage of Tragedy"
In 1955, when 14-year-old Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi following an exchange with Carolyn Bryant, a white general-store clerk, photographs of his lynched and bloated corpse were beamed all over the world. These pictures catalyzed the modern Civil Rights Movement, and have since occupied a near-sacred position in accounts of race and racial formations in the United States. In this talk, University of Chicago art historian Darby English considers a number of contemporary photographs that indirectly pose heretofore unasked questions about Till’s historical subjectivity, the event of social transgression, and art’s ability not merely to reflect, but to intervene substantively in debates about how we remember Till.
Location Information:
*WU Campus - Law School  (View Map)
245 Winter Street SE
Salem 97301
Phone: 503-370-6380
Room: 201 -- Paulus Lecture Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Abigail Susik
Phone: 727-417-0628
Email: asusik@willamette.edu
Professor Darby English
Attachments For This Event:
    > Jason Lazarus, "Standing at the Grave of Emmett Till, Day of Exhumation, Ju
Admission / Ticket Info:
Free and open to the public.
Event Sponsor(s):
Willamette University Art History Department

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