I AM STARVING
Author: Roland Betancourt
Publication date: 2017 (anticipated)
A collection of screencaps from Keeping Up With The Kardashians that represents and enacts the act of watching the show and the moments, instances, and narratives that linger in the mind of the viewer, which is the germ of the collective experience when it is shared on social media. This book is an imaginary museum and potential archive of those virulent, meme-able moments.
About Roland Betancourt
Roland Betancourt, PhD (2014), Yale University, is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of California, Irvine. He is co-editor of the volume Byzantium/Modernism: The Byzantine as Method in Modernity (Brill, 2015), and editor of special issues of postmedieval and West 86th. He has presented extensively at conferences, and his published work has appeared and is forthcoming in Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies, Gesta, Dumbarton Oaks Papers, Orientalia Christiana Periodica, Word & Image, and others. His current research and methodology focus on both Byzantine and contemporary discourses on the ontological valences of the image and its temporality.