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Anatomy Lessons: Reading the Body in Emily Dickinson’s Poetry

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Featured Speaker: Barbara Baumgartner, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Washington University in St. Louis

Emily Dickinson was among the first generation of students to study anatomy and physiology in school. Barbara Baumgartner, senior lecturer of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Washington University, discusses the development of this intellectual discipline, the information contained in the anatomy text that Dickinson actually studied, and the ways in which the images and concepts contained therein informed her poems.

Presented in partnership with the Missouri History Museum exhibition, Underneath It All, on display at the Museum, June 30, 2012 through January 27, 2013.

To be held at:
Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
St. Louis, Missouri 63112

Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome. Parking free in Museum lots or in Forest Park.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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