Archives par étiquette : sphère publique

Appel à communication : “La première impression : visages, vêtements et corps. 1600-1800 — ’First Impressions’ : Faces, Clothes, and Bodies, 1600-1800”.

Jean Raoux, Une dame devant son miroir, ca. 1720, huile sur toile, 79 x 64 cm, Londres, Wallace Collection.

Jean Raoux, Une dame devant son miroir, ca. 1720, huile sur toile, 79 x 64 cm, Londres, Wallace Collection.

Type : Appel à communication.
Date de la manifestation : 10 novembre 2016.
Lieu : York, university of York.
Date limite : 29 août 2016.

In the early modern world, ‘first impressions’ played a central role in the establishment and maintenance of individual and group identities; faces, clothes, and bodies provided a number of sensory clues as to a person’s gender, social status, age, and even health. Appearances were described, depicted, and consumed. However, anxiety over the potential for outward appearances to confuse, disguise, or deceive also gained increasing momentum in this period – ‘first impressions’ were not always as they seemed. Emulation and the erosion of the social hierarchy caused particular alarm, and even the most respectable members of society were now understood to be vulnerable to deception. Clothing, cosmetics, and deportment could all alter appearance and render ‘first impressions’ as shifting and uncertain. In addition, the dissemination of images and descriptions of appearances across the social hierarchy markedly increased throughout the period;the explosion of print culture meant that descriptions of felons were now widely circulated in newspapers, for example, whilst satirical prints prompted a familiarity with images of public figures. Continuer la lecture

Conférences simultanées : The Long Eighteenth Century’s Public Spheres.

Claude Gillot, Les Deux carrosses (scène de la comédie "la Foire Saint-Germain), début du XVIIIe siècle, huile sur toile, 127 x 160 cm, Paris, musée du Louvre.

Claude Gillot, Les Deux carrosses (scène de la comédie “la Foire Saint-Germain), début du XVIIIe siècle, huile sur toile, 127 x 160 cm, Paris, musée du Louvre.

Type : conférences simultanées.
Date : 
mardi 17 novembre 2015 à partir de 18h.
Lieu :
Leacock 232, McGill University, 855 Sherbrooke West.

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