Mourning, Melancholia, Moonlight

Thursday, April 12th

5 pm, Gallery 400 Lecture Room

400 S. Peoria


John Paul Ricco is an art historian and queer theorist whose interdisciplinary research, teaching and writing draws connections between late-twentieth-century and contemporary art and architecture; continental philosophy; and issues of gender and sexuality, bodies and pleasures, pornography and eroticism. He is the author of The Logic of the Lure (University of Chicago Press, 2003) and The Decision Between Us: art and ethics in the time of scenes (University of Chicago Press, 2014). With his current book project, The Outside Not Beyond: pornographic faith and the economy of the eve, he is completing the third in a trilogy of books on “the intimacy of the outside.”