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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 - Thursday, 30 November 2017

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Sorrowless Lamentation: Viewers' Emotional Response to the Disabled Poor in Art

Starts: Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Prof Lennard J. Davis, University of Illinois at Chicago

This seminar reviews the history of the disabled poor in Western Art and considers what the viewers' emotional response to such depictions would be. Prof Davis is interested in the repeated tropes of disability and poverty over time and how the viewers' responses might have changed. 

Lennard Davis is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the departments of Disability and Human Development, English, and Medical Education. He has written or edited over 20 books, some of which are the most influential in the field.  He has been an active member of the JLCDS board since its inauguration in 2006 and he contributed to the previous CCDS seminar series in 2015.

 



Category: Lectures and Seminars
Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Time: 2pm
Venue : EDEN 109
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