This is the 4th talk in our special 2012-13 Comp Lit Speaker Series, New Directions in Comparative Literature. Each talk in the Series focuses on exciting new fields and new-idea scholars!
“Republic of Images (What is a political photography?)”
Monday, March 4
Jennifer Bajorek writes and does research on literature, philosophy, and photography. Her publications include Counterfeit Capital (Stanford, 2009); essays in Aperture, Critical Inquiry, Diacritics, and History of Photography; an edition and translation of the literary theory and political writings of Jean Paulhan (On Poetry and Politics, Illinois, 2010); and translations of texts by Jacques Derrida, Bernard Stiegler, and Sarah Kofman. The focus of her current research project is on photography in francophone west Africa, and she is finishing a book on photography and political imagination in Senegal and Benin. She is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Photography and Imaging at NYU and a research associate of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Oxford.