Animal Modernities: Images, Objects, Histories, 1750-1900

Events will take place throughout the day Thursday, October 13, 2022. All sessions will be held in the Faculty Lounge, Hopkins Center for the Arts.

Panel Schedule:

9:15-9:30 - Welcome and Introductory Remarks, Daniel Harkett and Katie Hornstein

9:30-11:00 - PANEL I, Katie Hornstein, Chair
9:35-9:55 - Tarek El-Ariss, "Genie, Eagle, Satellite: Animal Visuality and the Orientalist Gaze in Volney's Les ruines ou meditations sur Jes revolutions des empires (1791)"
10:00-10:20 - Emily Gephart, "To Fool a Fish: Interspecies Aesthetic Entanglement in the Art of Fly Fishing"
10:25-10:45 - Michael Yonan and Amy Freund, "Modernism is a Cat"
10:45-11:00 - Questions and Answers
11:00-11:30 - Coffee

11:30-1:00 - PANEL 2, yasser elhariry, Chair
11:35-11:55 - Maura Coughlin, "Bovine Ubiquity"
12:00-12:20 - Rosalind Hayes, "'Look to Your Eating': Animal Matter in Late Nineteenth-Century Photography"
12:25-12:45 - Catherine Girard, "What Do Seals Want? Unsettling the Visual Culture of Seals and Sealing through Restorative Art History and Deference to Indigenous Epistemologies"
12:45-1:00 - Questions and Answers
1:00-2:00 - Lunch

2:00-3:05 - PANEL 3, Alysia Garrison, Chair
2:05-2:25 - Annie Ronan, "Mr. Crowley's Signature: Race, Resistance, and the Queerness of American Animal Portraiture"
2:30-2:50 - Sean Weiss, "Dogs to Remember: Commemorating Companion Species in Georgian England"
2:50-3:05 - Questions and Answers
3:05-3:30 - Coffee

3:30-5:00 - PANEL 4, Daniel Harkett, Chair
3:35-3:55 - Nina Amstutz, "Charles Darwin, Karl Woermann, and the Animal as Artist in fin de siècle Histories of Art"
4:00-4:20 - Alysia Garrison, "William Blake's Animal Gestures"
4:25-4:45 - Niharika Dinkar, "Shooting Elephants, Exhibiting Empire"
4:45-5:00 - Questions and Answers


RSVPs are not required but strongly encouraged. Please write to the Leslie Center at if you plan to attend any or all of these panel sessions. Thank you!