When Words Fail: Images of Germany at the End of WWII
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 4:45pm
This talk will focus on the destruction of Germany by the Allies, seen in heretofore unpublished photographs taken in 1945-6. The talk will pose the question, among others, of how the gaze is constructed to view these photos of disaster, and of the enemy, seventy years later.
Francoise Meltzer, chair of the Department of Comparative Literature and professor in the Divinity School and the College at the University of Chicago, will give a talk entitled "When Words Fail: Images of Germany at the End of WWII." Professor Annabel Wharton (Duke, Art, Art History & Visual Studies) will give a response.