Dead Citizen and the Strategic Power of the Image

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 1:45pm to 3:00pm

Dead Citizen and the Strategic Power of the Image

Jerry Philogene, HWL Visiting Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of American Studies at Dickinson College, is presenting on the institutional use and evidentiary value of the 1919 photograph of the bullet-ridden dead body of François Charlemagne Péralte, one of the leaders of the resistance fighters known as cacos, murdered by the U.S. Marines during the 1915-1934 occupation of Haiti. She will employ this historic infamous image to illustrate the discursive nature of photography and the "afterlife" of the photograph. Light lunch will be served.

Event Location: 
Friedl 225