Regarding the Portrait: The Primers
This lecture examines the factors that influenced the development of pedagogical strategies for reading and realizing the portrait as conceived for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities during the post-bellum era. Through engravings illustrating etiquette books and early photography, Professor Mooney traces the precedents for the ideological situating of black subjectivity within the politics of respectability that later inform the rhetorical trope of the New Negro.

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Date: 25 May 2020, 17:00 (Monday, 5th week, Trinity 2020)
Venue: Online event - more details here:
Speakers: Amy M Mooney (Terra Foundation Visiting Professor in American Art), Moderator: Professor Alastair Wright (HoA, Oxford)
Organising department: Department of History of Art
Organiser: TORCH (University of Oxford)
Part of: Terra Lectures in American Art: Regarding the Portrait
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editor: Laura Spence