Bawdy Bodies: Satires of Unruly Women

Event time: 
Thursday, September 24, 2015 (All day) to Friday, February 26, 2016 (All day)
Event description: 
Bawdy Bodies: Satires of Unruly Women
24 September 2015 through 26 February 2016 
Characterized by comically grotesque figures
performing lewd and vulgar actions, bawdy humor
provided a poignant vehicle to target a variety of
political and social issues in eighteenth-century
Britain. Bawdy Bodies: Satires of Unruly Women
explores the deployment of this humorous but
derisive strategy toward the regulation of female
behavior. The exhibition presents satirical images
of women from a range of subject categories
including the royal family, aging members of
fashionable society, disparaged mothers, political
activists, gamblers, medical wonders, artists,
performers, and intellectuals.
The Lewis Walpole Library
154 Main Street, Farmington, Connecticut
Exhibition open Wednesdays, 2–4:30 pm,
and by appointment
Workshops for Graduate Students
Limited enrollment by application
“We are an injured body”: Collectivity and the Female Body
Jill Campbell (Yale University)
2 October 2015
Expressive Bodies in Eighteenth-Century Satirical Prints
Amelia Rauser (Franklin & Marshall College)
30 October 2015
Public Lecture
Rock, Paper, Scissors: Dimensionality and Neoclassical
Aesthetics in the Art and Fashion of the 1790s
Amelia Rauser (Franklin & Marshall College)
28 October 2015, 5:30 pm
Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall
Details and application information:
Bawdy Bodies
Satires of Unruly Women
Image: Thomas Rowlandson (1756–1827). The Poll, ca. 1784
The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University, 784. Impression 1