International conference: The hurt(ful) Body. Pain and suffering in early modern performance and visual arts

Brussels, 21-22 November 2013
Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts

The disjunctive image of pain and suffering is today too often regarded as simply ‘emotive’, an expression like any other. The Hurt(ful) Body examines early modern visual and spectacular culture at large (1600-1790), addressing key manifestations of the hurt and hurt-causing body and setting up a dialogue between various academic disciplines.


Keynote speakers
Christian BIET (Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre – La Défense)
Jonathan SAWDAY (Saint Louis University)

Tomas MACSOTAY (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Karel VANHAESEBROUCK (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Kornee VAN DER HAVEN (Universiteit Gent)

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