The Lives of Objects and the Frustrations of Memorialization in Early Christianity (Images Out of Time Seminar)

Thursday, April 29 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

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The USC Visual Studies Research Institute (VSRI) presents:

The Lives of Objects and the Frustrations of Memorialization in Early Christianity (Images Out of Time Seminar)

Maia Kotrosits (Assistant Professor of Religion, Classics, and Queer Studies, Denison University)

How do materiality, differential death, and the ephemeral nature of memory collide? Is an event, or a life, more real when consciously witnessed — seen — or rendered in physical, material terms? What happens when memorial projects, including history writing, are not satisfying as recourse for loss? This lecture will address the ways monuments and memorialization in ancient and contemporary worlds trade on a certain equivalence between materiality and the real. But it will also offer ways to read the materiality of monuments and memorialization more expansively, and will reconsider the question, What does it mean to do justice with history?

This seminar is open to all interested participants and is organized by Prof. Megan R. Luke (Art History) with Prof. David Albertson (Religion) and Prof. Nancy Lutkehaus (Anthropology). For inquiries or suggestions for future programming, please contact mluke@usc.edu.

Co-sponsored with USC School of Religion

 

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