Digest entry: 10/21/2022 @ 07:09 AM
The Weimar Body as Mutilated and Modified: The Legacy of Otto Dix with Cynthia Porter (Kate Flaherty)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24th
BEAM CLASSROOM, VISUAL ARTS CENTER
Cynthia D. Porter is Assistant Professor of German at Ohio State U, and an expert in German Literature, Media, and Popular Culture. She received her PhD from Vanderbilt in 2022, with a study on body modifications - tattoos ! - as reflection and response to moments of historical and cultural upheaval in 20th and 21st-century Germany. She continues to research the body in German canonized literature and contemporary film, the body-mind connection in relation to body modification, depictions of German history and heritage in Hollywood blockbuster films, and Afro-German Studies.
Her talk takes us into the Weimar Republic, a period full of successful (and failed) attempts at not-just-body modifications.
Sponsored by the Department of German and supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.