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Weekly Colloquia

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September 17, 2014 - David Cast


Professor of History of Art Eugenia Chase Guild Chair in the Humanities Department of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College “On maniera, Moral Choice and Truth” Style, or what in the Renaissance could be called maniera, is at once the … Continue reading →

September 24, 2014 - Susan S. Levine, LCSW, BCD-P


Private practice of Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision, Ardmore, PA Faculty, Institute of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia Faculty, Center for Psychoanalysis, Department of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein Medical Center "Means and Ends in Hitchcock's Vertigo, or Kant You ...

October 1, 2014 - H. Rosi Song


Associate Professor of Spanish Bryn Mawr College "Restaging the 23-F: Transitional Memories in Spain" The dominant historical account of the transformation of Spain from a dictatorship into a democracy is one of change and political success. The key political event … Continue reading →

October 8, 2014 - Benjamin Tiven


Adjunct Faculty Film and Media Arts Department Temple University "Synthetic Spectra" This talk will look at the imminent mechanization of natural forms, and its relationship to the project of cinematic realism. For more information about Benjamin Tiven-

October 15, 2014 - No Colloquium

Fall Break

October 22, 2014 - Elizabeth S. Bolman


Professor, Department of Art History Tyler School of Art, Temple University "The Red Monastery Church: Beauty and Asceticism in Upper Egypt" The results of a ten year conservation project at the Red Monastery church have revealed a fabulously dynamic, painted … Continue reading →

October 29, 2014 - Erica Levin


Assistant Professor Film and Art History, Cleveland Institute of Art "Between Body and Environment: Carolee Schneemann's Kinetic Theater" Carolee Schneemann's Kinetic Theater developed alongside happenings and Judson Dance Theater in the mid 1960s. This talk looks at how these performance …...

November 5, 2014 - Melissa Ragona


Associate Professor of Critical Theory and Art History School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University MOTORS, FURS, and SCROLLS:  Technology and Animism in the work of Carolee Schneemann Technology has been at the center of Schneemann’s aesthetic inquiry since the beginning … Continue reading...

November 12, 2014 - Timothy McCall


Associate Professor of Art History Department of History, Villanova University “'Ussire da le cose de putti et fare le cose de homo': Material Culture, Courtly Gifts, and Masculinity in Early Renaissance Italy” For a Renaissance boy to become a lord … Continue reading →

November 19, 2014 - Michelle H. Wang


Lecturer, Department of History of Art Bryn Mawr College "On the Decorative Edge: Function and Form in Western Han Eave Tiles (206 BCE-9 CE)" During the Western Han dynasty (206 BCE-9 CE), the skyline of its capital at Chang’an was … Continue reading →



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