Visual Culture Studies presents 13 engaging and detailed interviews with some of the most influential intellectuals working today on the objects, subjects, media, and environments of visual culture. Exploring historical and theoretical questions of vision, the visual, and visuality, this collection reveals the provocative insights of these thinkers, as they have contributed in exhilarating ways to disturbing the parameters of more traditional areas of study across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. In so doing they have key roles in establishing visual culture studies as a significant field of inquiry. Each interview draws out the interests and commitments of the interviewee to critically interrogate the past, present, and future possibilities of visual culture studies and visual culture itself.

Visual Culture, Everyday Life, Difference, and Visual Literacy

Visual Culture, Everyday Life, Difference, and Visual Literacy

Visual culture, everyday life, difference, and visual literacy


Nicholas Mirzoeff is Professor in The Steinhardt School of Education, New York University. He is author of Silent Poetry: Deafness, Silence, and Visual Culture in Modern France (1995), Bodyscape: Art, Modernity, and the Ideal Figure (1995), An Introduction to Visual Culture (1999), Watching Babylon: The War in Iraq (2005) and forthcoming books on Visual Literacy and on Seinfeld. He is also the editor of the landmark Visual Culture Reader (1998 [2002]). This interview draws out a number of threads central to Mirzoeff's recent and forthcoming intellectual projects. Some of these threads cluster around reoccurring issues central to the study of visual culture such as historicity, pedagogy, studio practice, academic labour ...

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