Jonathan Bordo, Trent University on “Work on Wilderness – Pictures, Refuge and the Commons”

Jonathan Bordo teaches comparative arts, letters and media in the Cultural Studies Program at Trent University.

Jonathan Bordo’s writings that bridge his interests between picturing, testimony and institutions of memory have been published widely in international and national journals and collections. They include: The Keeping Place in Nelson & Olin, Monuments and Memory, Made and Unmade, University of Chicago Press, 2003, Picture and Witness at the Site of the Wilderness in WJT Mitchell (ed) Landscape and Power 2nd Edition, University of Chicago Press, 2002, Phantoms in On European Ground: The Photographs of Alan Cohen, University of Chicago Press, 2001.

Jonathan Bordo is currently involved in several projects of sustained writing that includes a monograph on the topic of the wilderness entitled The Landscape without a Witness and an essay on theory as critical topography. In the lecture at UBC he will talk about wilderness and memory, wilderness as ruins, wilderness as asylum, and picture wilderness.”

Sponsored by the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, the Program in Canadian Studies, and the Program in 19th-century Studies.