November 21-22, 2013: Conference The Hurt(ful) Body before Diderot

Michel de Marolles Temple des Muses engravingOn 21 and 22 November 2013 the international conference The Hurt(ful) Body before Diderot about ‘Pain and Suffering in Early Modern Performance and the Visual Arts (c. 1600-1790)’ will take place at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts in Brussels, in cooperation with GEMS. Keynote speakers are Christian Biet (Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre – La Défense) and Jonathan Sawday (Saint Louis University)

The disjunctive image of pain and suffering is today too often regarded as simply ‘emotive’, an expression like any other. The Hurt(ful) Body examines early modern and eighteenth-century visual culture at large, addressing key manifestations of the hurt and hurt-causing body and setting up a dialogue between various academic disciplines.

For the full conference programme and information about how to register please visit the conference website www.hurtfulbody.ugent.be

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