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Writing between the Lines Program

A graduate symposium organized by the members of Concordia University’s Art History Graduate Students Association

27-28 March 27 2009

Concordia University
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex
1515 Ste-Catherine Street West
Montreal, Quebec


Friday 27 March

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, EV-1.615
Authorship and Art History

Moderator: Cynthia Hammond, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Concordia University

  • Blunt’s Poussin: Secret Identity and the Art Historian
    Luke Nicholson

    PhD candidate, Department of Art History, Concordia University
  • Giovanni Morelli : les présupposés du connoisseurship et leurs enjeux
    Érika Wicky
    Ph.D. candidate, Départment d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques, Université de Montréal

    Herbert P. Horne: ‘Arid Burrower’ of the Florentine Archives
    Jan Cox
    Ph.D. candidate, Department of Art History, University of Plymouth

    Traffic : étude critique de la contingence entourant la publication de l’Esthétique relationnelle de Nicolas Bourriaud
    Gabrièle Gosselin-Turcotte
    M.A. candidate, Département d’histoire de l’art, Université du Québec à Montréal



      3:00 pm - 3:20 pm
      Coffee break


      3:20 pm - 5:00 pm, EV-1.615
      The Collector as Art Historian

      Moderator: Denis Longchamps, Administrator, Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art

      Edward Black Greenshields: The Role of the Collector in Writing Art History
      Alena Buis
      Ph.D. candidate, Department of Art, Queen’s University

      Vienna School and Vincenc Kramar: Theory and Practice
      Dita Dlugosova
      M.A. candidate, Art History, University of Kentucky

      La collection fermée et ses réactualisations : écriture et ré-écriture d’une histoire de l’art parallèle
      Justine Lebeau
      MA candidate, Département d’histoire de l’art, Université du Québec à Montréal



      Saturday 28 March

      10:00 am - 11:30 am, EV-1.605
      Situating Ourselves

      Moderator: Martha Langford, Associate Professor and Concordia University Research Chair in Art History, Department of Art History, Concordia University

      Constructing an Identity: Natalia Goncharova
      Nika Levando
      M.A. candidate, Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

      Writing About Costa Rica in the Context of Latin American Art History and Using One Artist to Do So
      Lauran Bonilla-Merchav
      Ph.D. candidate, Art History, the Graduate Center, City University of New York

      I Married an Artist: Tales of a Relational Critic
      Lori Waxman
      Ph.D. candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University


      11:30 am - 11:45 am
      Coffee break


      11:45 am - 1:15 pm, EV-1.605
      Contexts of Viewing

      Moderator: Alice Ming Wai Jim, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Concordia University

      Subjectivité et interdisciplinarité : Amelia Jones et les marges de l’histoire de l’art
      Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre
      M.A. candidate, Département d’histoire de l’art, Université du Québec à Montréal

      The Art of Answerability: Dialogue, Spectatorship, and the History of Art
      Miriam Jordan & Julian Haladyn
      Ph.D. candidates, Department of Visual Arts and Centre for the Study of Theory & Criticism, University of Western Ontario

      The Shifting Contexts of Photojournalism: A Case Study of Benedict J. Fernandez III’s Protest Images
      Alice Carver-Kubik
      Department of Photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


      1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
      Lunch break


      2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, EV-1.605
      The Politics of Writing

      Moderator: Katinka Bhagwati, Adjunct Professor, Department of Art History, Concordia University

      A View of Democratic Athens from behind the Iron Curtain: The Reading of Social History on Archaic and Classical Attic Vases
      Kimberley-Anne Pixley
      Ph.D. candidate, Department of Art, University of Toronto

      Music and Allegory in Motion: Robert Farris Thompson’s Orchestration of African Art in Civil-Rights-Era America
      Joshua Cohen
      Ph.D. candidate, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University

      Art History as a Self-Portrait: The Formation of Japanese Art History in the late 19th to early
      20th century
      Akiko Takesue
      M.A. candidate, Department of Art, University of Toronto


      4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
      Coffee break


      4:15 pm - 6:00 pm, EV-1.605
      The Artist as Art Historian

      Moderator: Catherine MacKenzie, Professor, Department of Art History, Concordia University

      Towards Firmer Ground: Critical Interventions, Guillaume Apollinaire, and the Making of Cubism
      Fiona Stewart
      Ph.D candidate, Division of Humanities, York University

      Fine Days for Seeing: The Art Writings of Frank O’Hara and John Ashbery
      Genevieve Hendricks
      Ph.D. candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

      The Artist as an Art Historian: Fu Baoshi and Idiosyncratic Art Historical Writing in Modern China
      Hui Guo
      Ph.D. candidate, Leiden Institute of Area Studies, Universiteit Leiden



      The symposium is made possible by the generous support of the Department of Art History, the Concordia University Alumni Association and the Graduate Students’ Association.

      The symposium is open to all and free of charge.