How to See One Man's Body: An Experiment in Historical Perception

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2019 Iris Marion Young Distinguished Faculty Lecture - Jennifer Wild

Monday Feb. 18, 4:30pm

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (5733 S. University Ave)

We think we know certain images well, but with continued scrutiny they provide new historical perceptions and knowledge. This talk will explore the cinematic image of one man’s body, examining how it functions as a multi-faceted repository for human history and an anthropological network of visual and cultural relations. These give voice to muted histories of the French Empire including its colonial penal practices that, in the case of this body, reveal themselves under the sign of his flesh.

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