"Henry James and Alfred Hitchock: National Bodies" by Dr. Susan Griffin

Dr. Susan Griffin, Department of English, will present the first talk of the Fall 2009 "Meet the Professor" Lunch and Lecture Series hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences.
When Sep 03, 2009
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Where University Club
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Contact Phone 502-852-2247
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About Dr. Griffin's Talk

Both Alfred Hitchcock and Henry James famously crossed the Atlantic for their art. James’s long-time residence abroad culminated in his becoming a British subject in 1915; Hitchcock never took on American citizenship, but he lived and worked in the United States for forty years. These expatriations were perhaps most difficult at the onset of World War I, in James’s case, and World War II in Hitchcock’s.

Dr. Griffin's talk looks at how, during these wartime periods, both James and Hitchcock negotiate their own complex national and gender identities through images of bodies. Both men’s public persona were vividly represented in cartoons, caricatures, and photographs that traced their portly profiles.

Admission ($14 per person/check or cash) includes lunch.  Reservations required at least 3 days before the event.