In conjunction with the the Santa Barbara Museum of Art's current exhibition "From the Sun King to the Royal Twilight: Painting in Eighteenth-Century France from the Musée de Picardie," Abigail Solomon-Godeau has organized a day and a half conference entitled "Feminism, Femininity, and the Art of Rococo France" to take place on the afternoon of Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26 at the Mary Craig auditorium of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Bringing together a group of prominent feminist scholars, and in the hope of attracting scholars and graduate students from UCSB and other Southern California colleges and universities, the purpose of the conference is to enable a collective conversation about the ways in which feminist theory and methodology has radically transformed the field of 18th-century French culture and politics as well as the implication of femininity having
become itself an object of scholarly and theoretical investigation.
You are cordially invited to attend the conference and its satellite events. Because seating is limited at the Museum, it is important that you reserve your places as soon as possible with Joelle Dohrman at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art: [email@example.com or (805) 884-6441]. Should you require any additional information about the conference, please feel free to contact either Abigail or Denise Amy Baxter .
CONFERENCER PARTICIPANTS AND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, May 25th
3:00: Keynote Address by Prof. Mary Sheriff, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
7:00 Prof. Ann Bermingham, Dept of the History of Art and Architecture, UCSB, will introduce Ettore Scola's the screening of the film La Nuit de Varennes (In French with English subtitles)
Saturday, May 26th, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Conference
Prof. Lynn Hunt, Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History, UCLA. Author of Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution, The Family Romance of the French Revolution, editor of Eroticism and the Body Politic, The Invention of Pornography: Obscenity and the Origins of Modernity, and Human Rights and Revolutions
Professor Melissa Hyde, School of Art & Art History, University of Florida. Author of the forthcoming Making Up the Rococo: Francois Boucher and his Circle in the Age of Enlightenment and editor of the forthcoming Women, Art and the Politics of Identity in Eighteenth-Century Europe
Professor Patricia Mainardi, Art History Department, The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Author of Art and Politics of the Second Empire: The Universal Expositions of 1855 and 1867, The End of the Salon: Art and the State in the Early Third Republic, and the forthcoming Husbands, Wives, and Lovers: Marriage and Its Discontents
Professor Paula Radisich, Department of Art and Art History, Whittier College. Author of Hubert Robert: Painted Spaces of the Enlightenment
Professor Mary Sheriff, Department of Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Author of J.-H. Fragonard: Art and Eroticism, The Exceptional Woman: Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and the Cultural Politics of Art, and the forthcoming Moved by Love: Inspired Artists and Deviant Women in Eighteenth-Century France
Professor Mary Vidal, Visual Art Department, UCSD. Author of Watteau's Painted Conversations: Art, Literature, and Talk in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century France and the forthcoming Between Virtu and Volupté: Jacques-Louis David's Images of Women and Love and Pleasure, Progress, Politics: Art in the Age of the Enlightenment
Admission is free, but seating is limited. For reservations, call Joelle Dohrman at (805) 884-6441 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is located at 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA.
We would like to gratefully acknowledge the support and sponsorship of the following: The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Florence Gould Foundation, the Friends of Vieilles Maisons Francaises, the UCSB Departments of the History of Art and Architecture, English, French and Italian, History, Film Studies, the Programs in Women's Studies, Comparative Literature, and the UCSB Women's Center, University Art Museum, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, and the Office of the Dean of the College of Letters and Sciences.
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