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Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History, University of Chicago

Berlin Prize Fellow - Class of Spring 2002

W.J.T. Mitchell is the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago. Editor of the interdisciplinary journal Critical Inquiry since 1978, Mitchell is a scholar and theorist of visual art, media, and literature, associated with the emergent fields of visual culture and iconology (the study of images across the media). His authored and edited books include The Last Dinosaur Book: The Life and Times of a Cultural Icon (1998); Picture Theory (1994); Art and the Public Sphere (1993); Landscape and Power (1992); Iconology (1987); The Language of Images (1980); On Narrative (1981); The Politics of Interpretation (1984), and Blake’s Composite Art (1977).

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