Martin Berger, associate professor of history of art and visual culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will present “Liberal Whites and the Politics of Black Civil Rights Photography” as part of the Drake University Writers and Critics Series on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The event, which is free and open to the public, will start at 8 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room, 28th Street and University Avenue.
Martin Berger is the author of “Man Made: Thomas Eakins and the Construction of Gilded Age Manhood” (2000) and “Sight Unseen: Whiteness in American Visual Culture.” (2005) “Sight Unseen” won the John B. Cawelti Prize from the American Culture Association in 2006. He is working on a book that analyzes photographs of the Civil Rights struggle.
The series is sponsored by Drake’s English Department and Center for the Humanities.
More upcoming Writers and Critics events:
• Sept. 27: Drake Writers’ Night, hosted by Jennifer Perrine, 7 p.m., Medbury Honors Lounge.
• Oct. 11: Drake Alumni Writers Festival: Shanley Jacobs, Adam Peterson and Aaron Plasek, 7:30 p.m., Cowles Library Reading Room.
• Oct. 30: Peggy Shumaker, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Cowles Library Reading Room.
• Nov. 13: Gary Gildner, 8 p.m., Cowles Library Reading Room.
• Nov. 29: Drake Writers’ Night, hosted by Fred Arroyo, 7 p.m., Medbury Honors Lounge.
For more information, please contact Carol Spaulding at 515-271-3969 or email@example.com.