An Aesthetic of Indifference: Poems/Photos/Graphs

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  • Center for American Studies
  • Free and open to the public
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Developing a problematic at work in figures like the poet Stéphane Mallarmé and the photographer Robert Frank, this talk seeks to extend some of the arguments about the political economy of form developed in Michaels’s recent book, The Beauty of a Social Problem.

Photo Credit: Arthur Ou

  • Walter Benn Michaels Professor of American Literature and Literature Theory University of Illinois at Chicago