CANCELLED - FRESH AYERS: WJT Mitchell - "Mental Traveler" - Bill Ayers

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
W.J.T. Mitchell

**This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule in the coming months.** 

"Through a deep and clear-eyed process of attention and reminiscence, this book does a lot to dispel the stereotyping and scapegoating of people and families suffering from and with schizophrenia."—Greg Bottoms, author of Angelhead: My Brother’s Descent into Madness

W.J.T. Mitchell discusses Mental Traveler. He will be joined in conversation with Bill Ayers. Their conversation will be followed by  an audience Q&A and a performance by flutist Janice Misurell-Mitchell of her piece The Light that Burns. The evening will conclude with a book signing.

At the Co-op

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About the book: This is a father's memoir of his son's twenty year struggle with schizophrenia.  It tells the story of Gabriel Mitchell's ambition to transform schizophrenia from a death sentence into a learning experience, and, by way of cinema, to show madness both from inside and outside as a critical perspective rather than a fatal affliction.

About the author: W. J. T. Mitchell is the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago, and editor of Critical Inquiry.  His books include Iconology, Picture Theory, and Seeing Through Race.

About the interlocutor: Bill Ayers is a social justice activist, teacher, Distinguished Professor of Education (retired) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of two memoirs, Fugitive Days and Public Enemy.

Event Location: 
Seminary Co-op
5751 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637