Hixson-Lied Visiting Scholar: Emily Godbey

Date: Time: 5:30 pm
Richards Hall Room: 15
Additional Info: RH
Contact: School of Art, Art History & Design, 402-472-5522, schoolaahd@unl.edu
The School of Art, Art History & Design is pleased to Welcome Emily Godbey, PhD on October 19th, 2017. Godby’s primary body of research deals with the ideas of tragedy and mourning. Her book project, Recreating Astonishment: Disaster’s Delightful Horrors and Terrible Pleasures, explores the commercialization of disaster through images within modern formats such as postcards, movies, and amusement parks. The work traces this modern commodity’s relationship to paintings and the history of the sublime. Godbey is also working on projects dealing with communication at the turn of the century via postcards and visuality and World’s Fairs.

Emily Godbey is Associate Professor at Iowa State University. She earned an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago, and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design.

The Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series is underwritten by the Hixson-Lied Endowment, with additional support from other sources. The program brings notable artists, scholars and designers to the University of Nebraska; enhancing the education of our students and enriching the culture of the state by providing a way for the public to interact with luminaries in the fields of art, art history and design.

Additional Public Info:
Parking is available in the Stadium Drive Parking Garage on the corner of Stadium Drive and T Streets.

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