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Meeting 6
Friday, April 20, 2012
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Carr Center Conference Room
Rubenstein Building
(Floor 2, Room 219)
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'Portrait of a Lady with her Semi-Automatic Weapon'

Daisy Rockwell is a political artist, and author of The Little Book of Terror," and "Portrait of a Lady with her Semi-Automatic Weapon: Painting Warfare in the Information Age."

Daisy Rockwell will discuss her new book, The Little Book of Terror, which debuted in February 2012 from Foxhead Books. The Little Book of Terror is a compendium of Rockwell's most recent paintings and essays on the Global War on Terror. Rockwell paints under the takhallus, or alias, Lapata (pronounced 'laapataa'), which is Urdu for "missing," or "absconded," as in "my luggage is missing," or "the bandits have absconded." She is a regular contributor to the blog Chapati Mystery, run by South Asia expert Manan Ahmed of the University of Chicago. Her paintings have been exhibited nationally, in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and internationally. Her essays on literature and art have appeared in Bookslut, Caravan and The Sunday Guardian (New Delhi). From 1992-2006, Lapata made a detour into Academia, from which she emerged with a PhD in South Asian literature, and her first book, Upendranath Ashk: A Critical Biography, on the Hindi author Upendranath Ashk. Rockwell has taught at Dartmouth College, the University of California, Berkeley, and Loyola University Chicago, and has lectured at the Center for International Governance and Innovation on war imagery in the global media.

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