Masculinity and Embodiment in Reed Bontecou's Civil War Medical Photography

Elizabeth Young

Mount Holyoke College

Elizabeth Young is Carl M. and Elsie A. Small Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College. She is the author of Black Frankenstein:  The Making of an American Metaphor and Disarming the Nation:  Women's Writing and the American Civil War and co-author of On Alexander Gardner's “Photographic Sketch Book” of the Civil War.  She is completing a book on animal representation in nineteenth-century North American fiction, visual culture, and taxidermy.


Young in "Masculinity and Embodiment in Reed Bontecou’s Civil War Medical Photography" analyzes masculine embodiment in the extraordinary Civil War medical photographs of Dr. Bontecou, with a focus on the photograph A... [ view full abstract ]


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P11 » Masculinity and Representation in the Civil War (10:15 - Thursday, 22nd March, Fiesta I-II)

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