Frank Freidel Lecture: "What Do Animals Look Like?"

American Studies Leipzig cordially invites you to the 2008 Frank Freidel Residency Lecture “What Do Animals Look Like?” by Dr. Paula Young Lee, the 2008 Frank-Freidel Scholar-in-Residence on Tuesday, 10 June 2008, 5pm (c.t.) in Villa Tillmanns, Wächterstraße 30 Dr. Paula Young Lee examines Western culture's representation of animals as ‘blind.’ Inside a Cartesian trajectory, animals lack self-consciousness and hence cannot ‘see’: they are incapable of insight as well as the capacity to observe others critically. Dr. Lee explores the cultural implications of this belief system and its many manifestations in American culture. Dr. Paula Lee comes to Leipzig as the 2008 Frank-Freidel Scholar-in-Residence. She holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Chicago, her research addresses practices of animal captivity in the United States and France, including museums, menageries, barnyards, and slaughterhouses. Dr. Lee, currently a visiting scholar in the History of Science at Harvard University, will stay in Leipzig for six weeks in June and July. After the lecture, American Studies Leipzig will invite you to a small reception at the Villa Tillmanns. The Frank Freidel Residency brings US scholars to Leipzig to use the rich resources of the Frank Freidel Memorial Library at Leipzig’s American Studies Institute, and to discuss their projects with Leipzig's academic community. For more information on the Frank-Freidel Scholar-in-Residence Program, see our webpage at: The 2008 round of the Frank-Freidel Residency Program is made possible through generous support by the United States Department of State. Download this announcement as a PDF flyer.