There will be two linked Reading Group sessions on the subject of skin.
These will be held on 19th October at 3-4.30pm (Room 114, Keynes Library) and 23rd November at 3 – 4.30pm (Room B02). 43 Gordon Square, London. WC1H 0PD. .
All reading is available via Dropbox. For access please email Isabel Davis
Prior reading for Skin I (19th October):
Mechthild Fend, Fleshing Out Surfaces: Skin in French Art and Medicine, 1650-1850 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016). Introduction.
Roxann Wheeler, The Complexion of Race: Categories of Difference in Eighteenth-Century British Culture (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000). Introduction
Further reading: Jonathan Lamb, ‘Diagrams of Emotion: Hogarth’s Blush and Maori Tattoos’, Blog Post. Available here.
Prior reading for Skin II (23rd November):
Roger Willoughby, ‘Between the Basic Fault and Second Skin’, International Journal of Psychoanalysis 85 (2004): 179-96.
Claudia Benthien, Skin: On the Cultural Border between the Self and the World (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002). Chapter 2.
For more information about travelling to Birkbeck School of Arts, click here.
This reading is available via the Reading Group’s shared Dropbox folder: for further details of how to access, please contact Isabel Davis.
Everyone is welcome. There is no need to book.
For details of previous sessions, please click here.