New Book: Portraits of Violence by Suzannah Biernoff

Portraits of Violence: War and the Aesthetics of Disfigurement is a new book by Suzannah Biernoff which investigates the artistic, medical, and journalistic responses to facial injury in WWI. Portraits of Violence explores the image and idea of facial disfigurement in one of its most troubling modern formations, as a symbol and consequence of war. Read the full article…

Portraits of Violence: Public Lecture by Suzannah Biernoff (Durham Light Infantry Museum Art Gallery, 6-7:30 pm, 18 Sept 2014)

Portraits of Violence: Public Lecture by Suzannah Biernoff Durham Light Infantry Museum Art Gallery, 6-7:30 pm, 18 Sept 2014 A free event supported by the Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University, and Wellcome Trust. One of the most poignant innovations of the First World War was the production of portrait masks for severely disfigured servicemen: Read the full article…