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Paper Graveyards: Essays

Eduardo Cadava, English; Spyros Papapetros, Architecture

Tue, 4/5 · 5:00 pm6:30 pm · Livestream

Program in Media and Modernity; Labyrinth Books
Eduardo Cadava will discuss his most recent book with Spyros Papapetros. Paper Graveyards is a collection of essays that spans twenty yearsfrom 9/11 to the present pandemic. It covers materials from, among others, Nadar, Roland Barthes, Leon Golub, Nancy Spero, Fazal Sheikh, Susan Meiselas, Joan Fontcuberta, Isaac Julien, and Carrie Mae Weems. Cadava delineates different modes of reading that, taking their point of departure from the conviction that the past, the present, and the future are always bound together, provide us with the outline of a training manual for reading images historically, especially in moments of danger.

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Eduardo Cadava is professor of English at Princeton University, with cross-appointments in several other departments. He is the author, previous to Paper Graveyards, of Emerson and the Climates of History and Words of Light: Theses on the Photography of History. He also has co-edited Who Comes after the Subject: Cities without Citizens and The Itinerant Languages of Photography.

Spyros Papapetros is an associate professor at Princeton’s School of Architecture. Forthcoming book publications include Pre/Architecture (Critical Spatial Practice series) and Frederick Kiesler’s Magic Architecture: The Story of Human Housing.

This event is hosted by the Program in Media and Modernity and is co-sponsored by Labyrinth Books.

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