Life Writing & Death: Dialogues of the Dead. Creative Section

Death in a Nutshell: Frances Glessner Lee’s ‘Nutshell Studies in Unexplained Death’

  • Clare Brant King's College London
Keywords: miniature, murder, forensic, gaze

Abstract

Frances Glessner Lee’s miniature models of murder scenes are tiny marvels of making. They are durable teaching aids in forensic science, and have attracted biographical and poetic attention. What is their interest for life writing, and why?

Author Biography

Clare Brant, King's College London

Clare Brant is Professor of Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture in the Department of English at King’s College London, where she also co-directs the Centre for Life-Writing Research. E-mail: clare.brant@kcl.ac.uk.

Published
2020-07-06
Section
Life Writing & Death: Dialogues of the Dead. Creative Section