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Panel Discussion – “Unwatchable”

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

When: Monday, January 28, 2019 6:007:30 p.m.
Where: Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
Description: Join us for a panel discussion with Nicholas Baer, Maggie Hennefeld, Laura Horak, Gunnar Iversen, W.J.T. Mitchell, & Jonathan Rosenbaum in celebration of the publication of “Unwatchable.”

In partnership with the Department of Cinema and Media Studies and the Society of Fellows.

At the Co-op

About the book: We all have images that we find unwatchable, whether for ethical, political, or sensory and affective reasons. From news coverage of terror attacks to viral videos of police brutality, and from graphic horror films to transgressive artworks, many of the images in our media culture might strike us as unsuitable for viewing. Yet what does it mean to proclaim something “unwatchable”: disturbing, revolting, poor, tedious, or literally inaccessible?

With over 50 original essays by leading scholars, artists, critics, and curators, this is the first book to trace the “unwatchable” across our contemporary media environment, in which viewers encounter difficult content on various screens and platforms. Appealing to a broad academic and general readership, the volume offers multidisciplinary approaches to the vast array of troubling images that circulate in global visual culture.

Cost: Free and open to the public
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Contact: Seminary Co-op Bookstore
(773) 752-4381
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