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Texas Fine Arts Professor John Clarke Will Lecture at the U of M Nov. 14
For release: Nov. 8, 2006
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University of Texas professor John Clarke will discuss “Ancient Roman Sexual Representation and the Modern Invention of Pornography” November 14 in the Meeman Journalism Building. A reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture at 7.  The event is free and open to the public.

Clarke is a professor of fine arts at UT Austin, where his teaching, research, and writing focus on ancient Roman art, art-historical methodology, and contemporary art. He is the author of five books, including Looking at Laughter: Humor, Power, and Transgression in Roman Visual Art, and Looking at Lovemaking: Constructions of Sexuality in Roman Visual Art. Clarke also has 58 essays, articles and reviews to his credit.

He received his Ph.D. degree from Yale University and taught at Yale, Vassar College, and the University of Michigan.

For more information, contact Jessica Henry by phone at 734-4895 or via email at:  jvhenry@memphis.edu

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