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Physiognomy at the Crossroad of Magic, Science and the Arts

Royce Hall, 314 UCLA

A symposium organized by Professor Massimo Ciavolella (ELTS and Comparative Literature, UCLA), Professor Emerita Valeria Finucci (Romance Studies, Duke University) and doctoral candidate Megan Tomlinson (ELTS, UCLA). The symposium will examine how the study of a person’s facial features or expressions as indicatives of character or ethnicity, has evolved from the crossroad of magic, religion, and primitive medicine to present day...