Talk utilizes postmodern approaches to explore images of the medieval body

The 2016-2017 Elizabeth Allen Visiting Scholars in Art History Series presents Dr. Sherry Lindquist, an alumna of NIU’s art history program and an associate professor of art history at Western Illinois University, speaking on “The Body and the Book of Hours: Somaesthetics, Posthumanism and the Uncanny Valley.”

The presentation will be given at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in room 100 of the Visual Arts Building. The talk is free and open to the public. 

“The Book of Hours and the Body: Somaesthetics, Posthumanism and the Uncanny Valley” explores our corporeal connection to the past by considering what three recent theoretical approaches to the postmodern body may reveal about premodern terms of embodiment.

Lindquist received her M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from Northwestern University. The author of numerous publications, her book, “Agency, Visuality and Society at the Chartreuse de Champmol,” was published in 2008. She has also edited a number of volumes, including “The Meanings of Nudity in Medieval Art” (Ashgate, 2012).

The Elizabeth Allen Visiting Scholars in Art History Series is hosted by the Art History Division and funded in part by the NIU School of Art and Design Visiting Artists and Scholars Program. For more information email avandijk@niu.edu.

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