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On Social Networks and Gendered Fashions: The Album Phenomenon in 19th Century France and Spain. Lecture by Dr. Jeannette Acevedo Rivera

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On Social Networks and Gendered Fashions: The Album Phenomenon in 19th Century France and Spain. Lecture by Dr. Jeannette Acevedo Rivera

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On Social Networks and Gendered Fashions: The Album Phenomenon in 19th Century France and Spain. Lecture by Dr. Jeannette Acevedo Rivera

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

  • Monday, October 1, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location

Founders Hall, French Parlor

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

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Details

The album phenomenon developed in France and Spain and lasted throughout the entire nineteenth century. Albums were books with blank pages in which the owner collected contributions in the form of poetry, drawings, and music scores. These works were created for album owners by friends, acquaintances, and sometimes even suitors, and were meant to pay tribute to them. It is possible to imagine the album as a space of intense social and economic rivalry, in which owners of the books competed with one another to obtain the most luxurious books, and to fill them with the greatest number of entries from renowned artists. Similarly, contributors implicitly competed with one another to create the highest quality entries and contribute to albums that advanced their status as artists.

Dr. Jeannette Acevedo Rivera, Assistant Professor of Spanish at Cal State Long Beach, conducts comparative research on nineteenth-century Spanish and French literature. Her focus is on the on the intersection of gender constructions, material culture, and notions of writing and collection. She analyzes both literary texts and popular culture, exploring the ways in which women’s representation in literature and cultural products has evolved over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

A reception will follow the lecture.

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This event is open to the public

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Rebecca Ingram
rei@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2716

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