Join Professor James Elkins as he explores What is an Image?: Images and pictures are the subjects of an enormous literature, little of which articulates what might make visual objects different from written objects. Few critics, historians, or philosophers develop theories of the visual, or of visual objects. What are the optimal accounts of what visual objects are, and how they create meaning? What is the effect of deferring work on the nature of images, even as the literature on them builds exponentially? Elkins discusses these themes and more in a rare visit to Edinburgh.

  • Venue

    The Royal Scottish Academy

  • Address

    Edinburgh EH2 2EL, UK

  • Price

    £6 – £8

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