Stretching Skins & Stories: Taxidermy & the Confederacy as Endangered Species


Little Sorrel - Photo courtesy of VMI Museum, Lexington, VA
Little Sorrel - Photo courtesy of VMI Museum, Lexington, VA

Library of Virginia

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Join Virginia Humanities fellow Nicole Maurantonio, associate professor of Rhetoric and Communication Studies and American Studies at the University of Richmond, for a free public talk on her research exploring memories of the Confederacy in 21st-century Virginia.

This talk will focus specifically on the meanings of the taxidermied body of Little Sorrel — Confederate general Stonewall Jackson’s warhorse — which is on display at Virginia Military Institute’s museum in Lexington.

Reading the revered Little Sorrel as a commemorative object, Maurantonio considers the horse and the practice of taxidermy in relation to contemporary debates surrounding the meanings of Confederate monuments.

Free parking is available under the Library of Virginia.

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