"Haunting Images & Visceral Visions", and "Dissection & Depiction"

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 3:30pm
Event Location: 
Hardin Health Sciences Library, Room 446

The Obermann Center Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Interdisciplinary Working Group presents "Haunting Images & Visceral Visions", and "Dissection & Depiction", a joint presentation and discussion of anatomical texts in the Hardin Health Sciences rare book collections.  

Dorothy Johnson, Roy J. Carver Professor of Art History in the School of Art and Art History, will present "Haunting Images and Visceral Visions: the Art of the Anatomy Plate in 18th and early 19th-century France".   Dorothy is the author of several books and numerous articles on 18th and 19th- century French and European art.  Her most recent book, David to Delacroix: the Rise of Romantic Mythology, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2011. She is currently working on a book entitled, Elective Affinities: Art and the Natural Sciences circa 1800 in France. She has recently lectured on this topic in New York, Paris, and Dijon. 

Elizabeth Yale, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the UI Center for the Book, will present "Dissection and Depiction: Anatomy, Anatomists, and the Printed Page".  Elizabeth is the author of Corresponding Interests: Nature, Nation, and Learned Society in Early Modern Britain, forthcoming from The University of Pennsylvania Press. She is currently working on a project tracing the afterlives of early modern scientific papers, including their archiving, posthumous publication, and destruction.