Speaker - Sharrona Pearl

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What does your face say about who you are? What happens when the face you wear is not your own? University of Pennsylvania professor Sharrona Pearl's current project explores facial allografts, "facial transplants", as a way to think about what faces tell us, and what we do when we can no longer trust them. As Assistant Professor of Communications and Gender Studies at the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania, Pearl is a historian and theorist of medicine. She thinks particularly about the relationship between appearance and identity, and the stakes for self-fashioning and facial alteration. Her first book, About Faces: Physiognomy in Nineteenth-Century Britain, was published by Harvard University Press in 2010.

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Session III

10.23.14 | 00:00:00 min | 0 comments