Conference | Motion and Emotion in the French Enlightenment

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on April 9, 2015

From the conference program:

Body Narratives: Motion and Emotion in the French Enlightenment
Department of Art History, The University of Chicago, 10 April 2015

Organized by Susanna Caviglia

Screen Shot 2015-04-08 at 10.51.37 PM8:30  Welcome, Christine Merhing, University of Chicago

8:40  Introduction, Susanna Caviglia, University of Chicago

9:00  Body Language: Narrative and Metaphor
Chair: Anne Leonard, Smart Museum of Art
• Anti-Pygmalion: Jean-Bernard Restout’s Diogenes Asking for Alms (1767) and the Question of Body Movement, Étienne Jollet, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne/Columbia University
• The Body Speaks: Anatomical Narratives in French Enlightenment Sculpture, Dorothy Johnson, University of Iowa

10:30  Coffee

11:00  The Mobile Body: Social Identity and Visual Dynamics
Chair: Nina Dubin, University of Illinois at Chicago
• Engaging Tapestries at the Hôtel de Soubise: Attention, Mobility, Intercorporeality, Mimi Hellman, Skidmore College
• Watching Her Step: Women and the Art of Walking after Marie-Antoinette, Melissa Hyde, University of Florida

12:30  Lunch

2:00  Body Temporality: Aesthetics of Walking
Chair: Robert Morrissey, University of Chicago
• Movement and Stasis: Mapping Cythera, Mary D. Sheriff, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
• Strolling Time, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Harvard University

3:30  Coffee

4:00  Roundtable
Chair: Rebecca Zorach, University of Chicago
• Basile Baudez, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV
• Richard Neer, University of Chicago
• Larry Norman, University of Chicago
• Andrei Pop, University of Chicago

5:30  Conclusions

6:00  Reception

Poster Image: Pierre Subleyras, Charon Ferrying the Shades (Paris: Louvre).

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