Hisham Matar guest speaker for PhD in Visual and Media Studies

Doctorate - 10 November 2023

Three appointments in November

Born in 1970 in New York City to Libyan parents, Hisham Matar lived in Tripoli and then Cairo before moving to London, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography and the 2017 Rathbones Folio Prize.

Alongside his literary work, he has taken an interest in art history as demonstrated in the volume A Month in Siena (Italian translation: Un punto di approdo, Einaudi, 2020) and articles on art criticism published in the New York Times.

Matar will conduct as part of the PhD in Visual and Media Studies a series of three seminars on the relationship between writing and art, illustrating to doctoral students his methodology of working through the comparative analysis of different artistic works around common themes (e.g. Prudence: analyzing the works of Paul Cezanne and Meredith Frampton).

The seminars will be held according to the following schedule:

  • nov. 13 3-6 p.m. classroom 134
  • nov. 14 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. classroom 113
  • nov. 15 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. classroom 134 (reserved for doctoral students)

To attend the lectures on Nov. 13 and 14, write to [email protected]