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Visual Rhetoric: Photojournalism and Public Culture

Leaders: Robert Hariman, Northwestern University; John Lucaites, Indiana University

  Visual Rhetoric: Photojournalism and Public Culture

Robert Hariman (Northwestern University)
John Lucaites (Indiana University)

Using photojournalism as our leading example, this seminar will explore basic questions regarding the analysis of visual images as artifacts for experience, advocacy, deliberation, and reflection in democratic societies.  Images will be drawn from historical and contemporary news media and trade publications as well as alternative media, cultural forums, and vernacular practices.  The seminar also will address concerns regarding the objectives, methods, and rigor of scholarship regarding visual culture.  Participation in the seminar will include writing for possible publication online at or other blogs.  

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