Wednesday 04 March 2015 – Lunchtime seminar with Dr Sharon Kivland (Fine Art, SHU)

An image of two taxidermied foxes with books

Title: Folles de leur corps / Crazy about their bodies
Speaker: Dr Sharon Kivland (Fine Art, SHU)

In a footnote in Capital, chapter 2: The Process of Exchange, Karl Marx writes:

‘In the twelfth century […], very delicate things often appear among these commodities. Thus a French poet [Guillot de Paris] of the period enumerates among the commodities to be found in the fair of Lendit, alongside clothing, shoes, leather, implements of cultivation, skins, etc., also femmes folles de leur corps.’

The English translator translates this as ‘wanton women’; Dr Kivland would rather translate it as ‘women crazy about their bodies’, as she arranges and rearranges old and new works, addressing moments of revolution/social change, read in fashion’s detail.

1.00PM – 2.00PM

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