FALL 2018 SENIOR LECTURE SERIES// CHALLENGE & CHANGE: CRITIQUING THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE PRESENTS:
September 25 - Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock Amy Werbel (Art History, Fashion Institute of Technology)
Amy Werbel is an associate professor of Art History at the Fashion Institute of Technology, & author numerous works on the subject of American visual culture and sexuality, including Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock (Columbia University Press, 2018), which was praised in Kirkus Reviews as "an incisive history of the futility of censorship;" and Thomas Eakins: Art, Medicine, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia (Yale University Press, 2007), which was praised in The New England Journal of Medicine as "a rigorous academic review that is readable and enjoyable." In 2011-2012 she was a Fulbright scholar in China, where she taught & lectured on topics including censorship.
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