CLA Kern Lecture Series

The College of Liberal Arts

William A. Kern Lecture Series



John Louis Lucaites

Provost Professor of Rhetoric

English Department

Indiana University


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 ( 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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Event Snapshot
When and Where
Thursday, October 26, 2017
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Bamboo Room, 2650

Open to the Public

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