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Date & Time

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
6:00 PM

Location

Seminary Co-op Bookstore

Admission

Free and open to the public

More Information

https://www.facebook.com/events/369607460405545/

Contact

Seminary Co-op Bookstore
(773) 752-4381
events@semcoop.com

Description

Patrick Crowley discusses "The Phantom Image: Seeing the Dead in Ancient Rome." He will be in conversation with Seth Estrin. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At the Co-op

About the book: In this original and wide-ranging study, Patrick R. Crowley uses the figure of the ghost to offer a new understanding of the status of the image in Roman art and visual culture. Tracing the shifting practices and debates in antiquity about the nature of vision and representation, Crowley shows how images of ghosts make visible structures of beholding and strategies of depiction. Yet the figure of the ghost simultaneously contributes to a broader conceptual history that accounts for how modalities of belief emerged and developed in antiquity. Neither illustrations of ancient beliefs in ghosts nor depictions of the afterlife more generally, these images ultimately show us something about the visual event of seeing itself

About the author: Patrick R. Crowley is assistant professor of art history at the University of Chicago.

About the interlocutor: Seth Estrin is assistant professor of art history at the University of Chicago.