Between, Among, and Across: Transhistories of the Visual
February 27-28 2014
Elon University

We hope you will join us for a symposium celebrating the 10th anniversary of the art history program at Elon University. “Between, Among, and Across: Transhistories of the Visual” considers the ways that art history as a discipline might look between, among, and across periods, historical narratives, regions, and their associated visual objects rather than following the more common Eurocentric, Enlightenment traditions of historical inquiry as a linear and neatly categorized process.

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Friday, February 27

2:30-3:15: Reception & Conference Check-in, Koury Business Center

3:30: Welcome and Opening Remarks, LaRose Digital Theatre (KOBC 101)

3:40-6:40: Alumni Papers, LaRose Digital Theatre (KOBC 101)
Erin Day, MA Stony Brook University
"The Corporeal and the Contemporaneous: Screen Dance and the Matter of Media"

Caitlin Glosser, PhD Candidate, Emory University
"Painting Modern Life: Guillaume Apollinaire’s Et moi aussi je suis peintre"

Jess Keough, MA, Stony Brook University
“Graffiti Research Lab: Bridging the Canonical and the Criminal”

Farley Sanderford, MA, Virginia Commonwealth University
“The Unclothed Body in Francisco Goya’s The Disasters of War”

Rachel Zimmermann, MA Candidate, University of California, Riverside
“Addresses to/through/within a Public: The Politics of Performativity in Contemporary Art”

7:00-8:00: Keynote Lecture, LaRose Digital Theatre (KOBC 101)
Art History on the Hyphen, Jill H. CasidProfessor of Visual Studies in the Department of Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

8:00-9:30: Dinner

Saturday, February 28

8:30: Reception & Conference Check-In, Koury Business Center

9:00-10:00: Session 1, LaRose Digital Theatre (KOBC 101)
Nancy S. Steinhardt, University of Pennsylvania
“The Mosque in China: Juxtaposition, Convergence, Resolution”

Beth Saunders, Graduate Center of the City University of New York
“‘A Beautiful Speculation’: Giacomo Caneva in China”

10:30-12:00: Session 2, LaRose Digital Theatre (KOBC 101)
Sarah C. Simmons, The Florida State University
“Equal to the Apostles: Dynastic Ideology in the Frescoes of Saint Sophia in Kiev”

Lisandra Estevez, Winston-Salem State University
“(Re)-presenting Africans in Early Modern Spain and Latin America”

Stephanie Weissberg, Brooklyn Museum
“Mind the Gap: Transcultural Connections from Tea Ceremony to Contemporary Performance Art"

12:00-1:30: Lunch (on own)

1:30-2:30: Session 3,LaRose Digital Theatre (KOBC 101)
Erin McLeod, University of Western Ontario
“By a Wing and a Tale: Authenticating the Archive in Mohamad-Said Baalbaki’s Al Buraq Trilogy”
Eliza Bourque Dandridge, Duke University
“William Beckford’s Comic Book: Reading Vathek Anachronistically”

3:00-4:00: Session 4, LaRose Digital Theatre (KOBC 101)
Ja-Mei Or, University of Oxford
“Cross-cultural Threads in Needlework Arts: An Investigation of Feminism in Craft in mid-19th Century US and China”
Hans Bjarne Thomsen, ,  University of Zurich
“Objects Between/Across Cultures: East Asian Case Studies”

4:15-5:30: Responses & Discussion, LaRose Digital Theatre (KOBC 101)
Lyneise Williams, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Camille Serchuk, Southern Connecticut State University

6:00: Cocktail Reception & Dinner

Sunday, March 1

Breakfast and optional excursion to the North Carolina Museum of Art


A block of rooms has been reserved for the Art History Symposium at the Best Western Plus in Burlington, North Carolina for a special rate of $72.00 per night stay.

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