Uncontrolled Habits: Delsarte's System of Expression

Monica Huerta

Princeton University

Monica Huerta is a Link-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Princeton Society of Fellows in Liberal Arts. Her research focuses on notions of expression and its relationship to identity in literature, law, and science, especially as they revolve around photography and involuntariness in the nineteenth-century. She is currently working on her first book, “Involuntary Nonsense: The Poetics of Modern Identity,” and a number of related projects. Her work has appeared in J19: The Journal for Nineteenth-Century Americanists and American Literature. In the fall of 2019, she will join the Princeton faculty as an assistant professor in English and American Studies.


Monica Huerta introduces us to François Delsarte’s method of performance instruction, which was known and studied on both sides of the Atlantic even before its American publication. Practitioners of Delsarte’s System of... [ view full abstract ]


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P10 » Climates of the Will (10:15 - Thursday, 22nd March, Enchantment E)

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