The College of Liberal Arts
William A. Kern Lecture Series
John Louis Lucaites
Provost Professor of Rhetoric
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Bamboo Room 2650
Seeing the Public Image Anew: Photography Exhibitions and Civic Spectatorship
John Louis Lucaites is Provost Professor of English at Indiana University: Bloomington. His most recent publications focus on the relationship between judgment, visuality, and public culture, including No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy and The Public Image: Photography and Civic Spectatorship (both co-authored with Robert Hariman, U. of Chicago Press, 2016), and In/Visible War: The Culture of War in Twenty-First-Century America (co-edited with Jon Simons, Rutgers U. Press, 2017). He is also the senior editor for a books series on Rhetoric, Culture, and Social Critique for the University of Alabama Press and co-hosts a weekly blog on the role that photojournalism plays in underwriting liberal-democratic public culture (www.nocaptionneeded.com). He earned his BA at Rutgers College, his MA at the University of North Carolina, and his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa. He has been teaching at Indiana University since 1987.
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