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The Image Reframed: Visions of Instability

February 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am - February 11, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

The Museum Studies Program is proud to co-sponsor the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures 21st Charles F. Fraker conference. The two-day conference, The Image Reframed: Visions of Instability, will run from Friday, February 10 to Saturday, February 11. The conference will take place in the Michigan League.
Images can sear, blur, fade, or proliferate. Images can be captured, scanned, altered, or reproduced. The image is a subject and an object; there is a categorical instability to the image that belies the hard dimensions of the frame. The conference will explore images, the way they inform us about the past and the present, and also the way they affect our notions of reality and personhood.


The conference will facilitate a lively and broadly interdisciplinary engagement among Michigan students and faculty, honored guests from around the country and the globe, and distinguished keynote speakers Michael Taussig and W. J. T. Mitchell.


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February 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am
February 11, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
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