Author(s): Mieke Bal
This book documents a series of conversations on the art of teaching between cultural theorist Mieke Bal and Jeroen Lutters. In a dialogue that also touches on the role of visual art, Lutters introduced paintings by Banksy, Rembrandt, Marlene Dumas, and George Deem as “teaching objects” and asked Bal to elucidate upon each. The result is a personal, meandering, and precise account of her way of thinking through visual art and literature, as well as how she exchanges ideas with students and colleagues. The text makes clear how objects can speak, how they are thought-images, and serves as a source of inspiration for both students and teachers of the arts and humanities.