Date(s) - 10/13/2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ed Cutler from the English department, will be the colloquium presenter on Thursday, October 13th at 3:00 PM in 4010 JFSB.
Recent discoveries from the Paleolithic world have unsettled conventional accounts of human development, with cave paintings in Europe, Asia, and Indonesia dating up to 30,000 years earlier than anthropologists would have expected. The findings should equally unsettle a tendency in humanist scholarship to assume that image making is an inherently expressive and symbolic act. This presentation is an effort to evaluate longstanding aesthetic and semiotic presuppositions in light of what we are learning from the traces of our species across the undifferentiated millennia of prehistory.
Title: “The Case of the Primal Image”
Refreshments will be served