The Risk Pictures: Lauren Berlant

By Riva Lehrer and Lauren Berlant
2018, charcoal and mixed media on paper, 44" x 30"

 

Lauren Berlant was the George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English at the University of Chicago, and the author of multiple highly influential books of essays and poetry.

She passed away in July of 2021.

 

Risk Activity: Berlant chose to expose her recent surgical scar for the drawing.

 

Read a New Yorker article on this world-renowned literary and social theorist.

 

https://english.uchicago.edu/faculty/lauren-berlant