Amy Lippert – “The Menken in San Francisco: Modern Celebrity, Visual Culture, and Identity Formation in Nineteenth Century Society”

Friday, March 8, 2019, 5:30pm-6:30pm, IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center

Amy Lippert, Assistant Professor of American History and the College at the University of Chicago, will make use of visual studies and historical methodologies to explore the stakes and dimensions of decoding difference in the nineteenth-century US. Her research and teaching focus on the cultural and social history of the United States in the 19th century, with a special interest in the mass production, consumption, and popular interaction with visual imagery and problems of perception. More information is available here.

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