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Anna Jameson's Women: Heroines, Actresses, and Saints

Anna Jameson's Women: Heroines, Actresses, and Saints

The campus community is invited to the opening reception for the exhibition, Anna Jameson's Women: Heroines, Actresses, and Saints, curated by Angeline Morris (English Department) and Dr. Laura Engel (English Department). Jameson is best known for two books that chronicle representations of famous and significant female figures: The Characteristics of Women, later known as Shakespeare’s Heroines, and the multivolume series Sacred and Legendary Art, an extensively researched guidebook to masterpieces of Catholic art in Europe.

Rare books, including first editions of Jameson’s Sacred and Legendary Art (1848) and Characteristics of Women/Shakespeare’s Heroines (1832), will be on display along with an edition of Shakespeare’s Heroines featuring art deco woodcut illustrations from the early 20th century. Images of actresses and paintings of Catholic iconography also will be displayed.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 4:30-6:00 in the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center at the Gumberg Library.

The exhibition runs from November 27, 2018 through May 3, 2019.

Sponsored by: The English Department, The Gumberg Library, and The Albert Labriola Fund


Tuesday, November 27, 2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Phenomenology Center
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