An Aesthetic of Indifference: Poems/Photos/Graphs

Friday, February 19, 2016  4:00pm The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room


Free and open to the public

No registration necessary

First come, first seated

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


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