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January 22, 2014 – John Kelly

John Kelly

Performance Artist in Residence About John Kelly John Kelly is the recipient of numerous awards including two Bessie Awards, two Obie Awards, two NEA American Masterpiece Awards, an American Choreographer Award, a CalArts/ Alpert Award in Dance/Performance, a Visual AIDS Vanguard Award, and the 2...

January 29 , 2014 – Bethany Schneider


Associate Professor of English Department of English, Bryn Mawr College “Depth Perception: The Visual Experience of Writing Popular Fiction” THE RIVER OF NO RETURN (Dutton 2013), an adventure novel I wrote under the pen name Bee Ridgway, is poised somewhere between so-called “hi...

February 19, 2014 – Eng-Beng Lim


Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies Affiliated with American, East Asian, Gender and Sexuality, and Ethnic Studies Brown University, Providence, RI 02912-1897. Author of Brown Boys and Rice Queens (NYU Press, 2013) “Future Island Sexuality” In this talk, ...

February 26, 2014: Maeve Doyle and Carrie Robbins


Maeve Doyle, Ph.D. Candidate History of Art, Bryn Mawr College “Penitential Pleasures in a Late 13th-Century Book of Hours” A series of historiated initials in a prayer book from northern France (Cambrai, Bibl. mun. ms. 87) shows a laywoman—presumably representing the book’s owner...

March 5, 2014: Martha Ward


Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Visual Arts, University of Chicago “Scanning and Seeing:  Art Installations in Interwar France” The surprising nostalgia for densely hung exhibitions that developed among some French museological circles in the 1920s and 30s has much ...

March 19, 2014 – Mey-Yen Moriuchi


Assistant Professor of Art History, La Salle University “Resonating Casta within Costumbrismo” In colonial Mexico, the miscegenation of the indigenous, African and European populations produced diverse offspring that challenged racial and ethnic purity and disrupted social stability....

March 26, 2014: Brian Wallace


Curator and Academic Liaison for Art and Artifact Collections, Bryn Mawr College “Traits of the Artist: Narrative and Form in Early and Current Works of Carolee Schneemann” What distinguishes Carolee Schneemann’s investigations—and what characterizes the varied and interconnected ...

April 2, 2014: Andrew Uroskie


Associate Professor of Modern & Contemporary Art Director of the M.A./Ph.D. Program in Art History & Criticism Department of Art History and Criticism, SUNY Stonybrook “The Past inside the Present: The New York Film Festival and Selma Last Year (1966)” This talk will consider Selma La...

April 9, 2014: Karl Kirchwey


Professor of the Arts, Director of the Creative Writing Program Department of English, Bryn Mawr College “Rome as Palimpsest: Image and Poem in the Eternal City” In one of his sonnets in “Les Antiquitez de Rome” (1558), Joachim Du Bellay describes Rome as a ruined city, co...

April 16, 2014 – Bernard O’Kane


Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture The American University in Cairo “The Writing on the Walls: The Importance of Epigraphy in Medieval Cairo” We have in Cairo an unbroken sequence of inscriptions on major and minor religious monuments from the 9th century onwards. The size of t...



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