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Paul Mellon Centre | War & Peace: Rethinking Aesthetics in the Age of Empire
March 16, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
An evening talk with Cora Gilroy-Ware, Sean Willcock and Sria Chatterjee.
Cora Gilroy-Ware will speak about her research rethinking the sculpted body “The Classical Body in Romantic Britain” and Sean Willcock will discuss “Victorian Visions of War & Peace: Aesthetics, Sovereignty, and Violence in the British Empire.”
Together, the authors will consider how their research has questioned assumptions about aesthetics and style in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, researching overlooked artists, and discuss the intersections of the body, gender, race, and empire through their work on sculpture and photography. They will also talk about the process of turning a PhD thesis into a book manuscript.
The conversation will be chaired by PMC Head of Research and Learning, Sria Chatterjee.
The event will take place at the Paul Mellon Centre but will also be livestreamed