Wendy Kozol

Professor of Comparative American Studies

Oberlin College

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Mapping the fraught space between empathy and spectacle in the witnessing of military conflict

WENDY KOZOL brings a new perspective to questions about conflict photography and visual advocacy, whether in support of U.S. military objectives or in critique of the nation at war. Exploring the tensions between spectacle and empathy provoked by gazing at military violence and suffering, this study addresses
how contingencies and contradictions in visual culture shape the politics and ethics of witnessing. 

New Fall 2014

Distant Wars Visible:

The Ambivalence of Witnessing