Tag Archives: noses

‘neither nose nor eyne’

It’s fair to say that you encounter a lot of truly awful doggerel verse in early modern texts. But even bad poetry can be amusing: so, for some lighthearted weekend reading, please enjoy this 1577 poem from Timothy Kendall that … Continue reading

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William Wordsworth’s Nose

While best known as Shakespeare’s death date and birthday, 23 April marked the anniversary of the death of another of England’s great poets—William Wordsworth (7/4/1770-23/4/1850). While visiting his former home, Dove Cottage, and the Wordsworth Museum this week, I was … Continue reading

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Roald Dahl’s “blasted nose”

Hat tip to Dr Olivia Murphy for casually informing me that “Roald Dahl almost lost his nose twice”, and prompting the following investigation. Dahl was of course the writer of some of the most ’embodied’ characters in literature, and produced this … Continue reading

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Face It! at the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam

An unanticipated encounter with the face today during my visit to the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam. While the entire museum was well worth the visit, their temporary exhibition will be of most interest to our blog’s followers: Face It! First … Continue reading

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First Impressions Last….

Guest blogger and Effaced associate Michelle Webb (PhD project at Exeter: ‘As fowle a ladie as the smale pox could make her’: facial disfigurement in sixteenth and seventeenth century England) writes: On November 10th 2016 the Centre for eighteenth-century studies … Continue reading

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A Night at the Museum, 29 Sept 2016

We spent a truly stimulating evening in Bradford at the National Media Museum’s ‘Faces’ Lates event, combining talks on current work on how humans process faces by Dr Natalie Butcher (Teeside), and on EvoFit facial recognition technology from Dr Charlie … Continue reading

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Paralympics and Changed Faces

The start of the 2016 Rio Paralympics reminds me of a comment made by James Partridge, CEO of Changing Faces on the impact of the previous games: ‘2012 did nothing for us’. His point was that whilst the increased media … Continue reading

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