This paper considers the relationship between authorship and mass communications as it played out in the revolutionary events of Paris 1968, and investigates to what degree it was connected, if at all, to theoretical discussions concerning the role and status of the author that emerged during this time, notably in the work of Foucault and Barthes.
Victoria H.F. Scott is Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History at Emory University whose work focuses on transnational visual economies and points of intercultural exchange. She is also a founding member and co-editor of the European Postwar & Contemporary Art Forum, a website and network of international scholars devoted to the study of visual arts in Europe after 1945, and is on the board of Nonsite, a new e-journal dedicated to groundbreaking research in the humanities.
This lecture is part of the six-part series "Art and Technology" organized by Joyce Tsai and Kerry Oliver-Smith. For a full description of the series, see the poster here.
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