UST undergraduate Alethea Alden will speak at brown bag event Friday
Alethea Alden, a St. Thomas undergraduate student majoring in women's studies, will speak on "Juxtaposition, an Analysis of Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War by Kara Walker" at the next Feminist Friday event.
This brown bag discussion will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in the Luann Dummer Center for Women, Room 103, O'Shaughnessy Educational Center. Bring your lunch; ice water will be provided. This event is free and open to everyone.
Alden will analyze the artist Walker's collection of images, "Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War."
"To create this series, Walker appropriated and enlarged select illustrations from Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War, a two-volume publication from 1866 and 1868, and overlaid them with large black silhouettes. In her 15 large-scale, lithograph silkscreen prints, Walker's signature silhouettes interrupt and transform the 19th century narratives of battle, death and retreat. Eloquently and provocatively placed, Walker's ghostly figures recast the positions of African Americans in United States history." (Addison Gallery of American Art)
Alden will examine the narratives of the images and the influence of history.