American Studies

Assoc Prof Janet Davis Invited to UVA for Guest Lecture

Tue, March 20, 2012

Dr. Janet Davis be lecturing as part of a circus festival sponsored by the Department of Drama at the University of Virginia. Her topics will include circus history and animal welfare--a combination of work already published and her current book project, The Gospel of Kindness: Animal Welfare and the Making of Modern America (under contract with Oxford University Press). Each day of the festival begins with a performance of George Brant's Elephant's Graveyward, followed by panel discussions with Dr. Davis. Veteran clown Steve Smith and the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus will also be performing.

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