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Paul Friedland (History, Cornell)

Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 25, 2016. 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Pigott Hall (Building 260), Room 216
Meeting Description: 
About the speaker:
Paul Friedland is Professor of history at Cornell University. A scholar of early modern and Revolutionary France, his research looks at the intersection of political authority with representation and spectacle and, more recently, the rise of sentimentality in 18th century Europe and its relationship to the rhetoric of humanism. He is the author of Political Actors: Representative Bodies and Theatricality in the Age of the French Revolution (2002) and Seeing Justice Done: The Age of Spectacular Capital Punishment in France (2012).

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