Cécile Alduy: Obscenity, Obstetrics, and the Origin of the Pornographic Gaze

Professor Alduy is chair of Renaissances, an interdisciplinary forum on the present and future of early modern studies, and director of the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Stanford University. One of her current projects is Archaeology of a Close-Up: The “Blasons anatomiques” and the Prehistory of Obscenity, which looks at the intersection between the field of obstetrics, its book market, and the pre-history of obscenity.

Cécile Alduy is Associate Professor of French and Italian at Stanford University.