Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer explore the ideological and political work of school photos in times of political turmoil and transformation, including examples from US boarding schools for Native American children and from Jewish ghettos during the Holocaust. They will also discuss the afterlives of these vernacular images in the work of artists who have reframed them in their installations.
Marianne Hirsch is the William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and Professor in the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Leo Spitzer is a cultural and comparative historian and a writer working in the interdisciplinary field of memory studies and Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor of History Emeritus, Dartmouth College.
Sponsored by the Hood Museum of Art, this event is free and open to the public.
The Norwich Bookstore will be on hand with books for purchase and signing.
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