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Hirsch to discuss her book, The Familial Gaze

Posted 03/31/01

Dartmouth's Book and Author Luncheon Series continues Tuesday, April 3, with a talk by Marianne Hirsch, Professor of French and Italian and Comparative Literature, on her book, The Familial Gaze. Hirsch is the Parents Distinguished Research Professor of the Humanities at Dartmouth. Published in 1999, The Familial Gaze looks at family photography as it shapes the self-knowledge of the family. The book reveals that family photographs tend to follow conventions that support ideas of happy, unchanging, stable families, whether or not this is the case.

The luncheon is free and will be held at noon in the Wheelock Room of the Hanover Inn. There are no tickets or advance reservations, and the seating limit is 60. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome. Please arrive promptly. The event will end at 1 p.m. For directions to the Inn, call 643-4300.

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