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Visual culture, contemporary philosophy scholar Ariella Azoulay to lecture Nov. 5
Ariella Azoulay, a professor of visual culture and contemporary philosophy at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, will present a lecture on Friday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. in Shemin Auditorium, located in the Dorothea I. Shaffer Art Building. The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available in Booth Garage.
Azoulay is the author of the forthcoming “Civil Imagination: Political Ontology of Photography” (Verso, 2011), as well as “The Civil Contract of Photography” (Zone Books, 2008), “Atto di Stato Palestina-Israele, 1967-2007” (Bruno Mondadori, in Italian, 2008), “Once Upon A Time: Photography Following Walter Benjamin” (Bar-Ilan University Press, in Hebrew, 2006) and “Death’s Showcase: The Power of Image in Contemporary Democracy” (MIT Press, 2001), which was awarded the 2002 Infinity Award for Writing by the International Center for Photography for excellence in the field of photography.
The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts as part of the department’s centennial celebration and the Andrew W. Mellon Central New York Humanities Corridor. Additional co-sponsors include the Department of English in The College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of History and the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
For more information, contact Anne Demo, assistant professor of communication and rhetorical studies in VPA’s Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, at (315) 443-1032 or firstname.lastname@example.org.