William J.T. Mitchell
Prof. Dr. William J.T. Mitchell

Literaturwissenschaften und Kunstgeschichte
University of Chicago

02.12.2004, Cloning Terror: The War of Images from 9/11 to the Abu Ghraib Photographs
03.12.2004, Video-Vortrag: Cloning Terror
13.12.2004, Pictures want to be kissed...

Curriculum vitae

W. J. T. Mitchell is Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago. He is editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Critical Inquiry, a quarterly devoted to critical theory in the arts and human sciences. A scholar and theorist of media, visual art, and literature, W. J. T. Mitchell is associated with the emergent fields of visual culture and iconology (the study of images across the media). He is known especially for his work on the relations of visual and verbal representations in the context of social and political issues. Under his editorship, Critical Inquiry has published special issues on public art, psychoanalysis, pluralism, feminism, the sociology of literature, canons, race and identity, narrative, the politics of interpretation, postcolonial theory, and many other topics. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Morey Prize in art history given by the College Art Association of America. In 2003, he received the University of Chicago´s prestigious Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.

Homepage: University of Chicago

Bibliographie
  • The Pictorial Turn, Artforum, March 1992
  • What Do Pictures Want?. October, Summer 1997
  • The Last Dinosaur Book: The Life and Times of a Cultural Icon, 1998
  • Picture Theory, 1994
  • Art and the Public Sphere, 1993 Landscape and Power, 1992
  • Iconology, 1987
  • The Language of Images, 1980
  • On Narrative, 1981
  • The Politics of Interpretation 1984



Letzte Änderung: 15.01.2006