Facing America: viewing the face in American art and visual culture - symposium
Friday 10th July 2015 - Eccles Centre, British Library
Co-sponsored by the Sussex Centre for American Studies and the Eccles Centre at the British Library. Professor Celeste Marie Bernier (Nottingham) and Professor David Peters Corbett (UEA) will keynote.
The symposium will explore the many ways in which faces, “facingness” and faciality can be understood in American art and visual culture. Papers will address such areas as the painting of George Caleb Bingham, African-American portraiture, Native American portraits, presidential portraits, post-AIDs identity, Margaret Bourke-White’s photographs of the Soviet Union, faces in surveillance, faces on the cinema screen, and much else.