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Faculty Speaker Series – Dr. Touba Ghadessi

February 28, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


The members of the Library, Technology, & Learning Committee are pleased to announce that the next Faculty Scholar Speaker Series talk will be given by Touba Ghadessi, Associate Professor of Art History and Associate Provost for Academic Administration and Faculty Affairs.

Dr. Ghadessi will speak about her recently published book, Portraits of Human Monsters in the Renaissance: Dwarves, Hirsutes, and Castrati as Idealized Anatomical Anomalies. It focuses on the ways in which human difference has been historically represented, categorized, and interpreted in various Italian and French courts of the Renaissance.  Her new research addresses theoretical constructs of monstrosity, as well as gender fluidity in images of French Valois rulers.

The talk, open to the Wheaton and Norton communities, will be held Thursday February 28, 5:30-6:30pm, in the Holman Room of Mary Lyon Hall. It also will be available for viewing via Livestream and Facebook. Associate Professor Josh Stenger will moderate a discussion after the talk.

All are welcome to attend a reception in the May Room immediately following the talk and discussion.


February 28, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Mary Lyon Hall – Holman Room
Norton, MA 02766 United States
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