2017 Conference


March 9-10, 2017

Rorschach image with text

Representation, broadly conceived, and extending to literature, language, politics, visual culture, and religion. How does representation contribute to, or detract from, understanding? What is the relationship between the representation and what is represented? Is perfectly transparent representation imaginable, or even desirable? How do we think about the question of representation in our highly mediated contemporary society? Is there a space beyond or before representation?

Thank you to the John Nuveen Center for International Affairs for their generous support.