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"Art & Absence" Northwestern Art History Graduate Symposium

When: Friday, February 28, 2020
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, Trienens Forum Room, 1515 until 1:30 PM, then Harris 108, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Graduate Students

Contact: Cait DiMartino  

Group: Department of Art History

Category: Academic


2020 Myers Graduate Student Symposium, “Art and Absence”

9 AM-1:30 PM (lunch from 12:30-1:30 PM), morning session in Kresge 1515, Trienens Forum, and 2:30-6:30 PM, afternoon session and keynote speaker in Harris 108.


Kresge 1515

9:00 – Coffee and welcome

9:30 – Opening Remarks

10:00 – Panel 1

Monika Zaleska, Absent Thoughts: The Visual Lexicon of Czapski’s Lectures on Proust in a Soviet Prison Camp (Comp. Lit, The City University of New York)

Tyler Shine, Slow Fade to Black: Rendering Photography’s Memory in a Different Key (Art Hist. University of Pennsylvania)

Susanna Collinson, Absence in the Archival Landscape (Art Hist. The University of British Columbia)

Joseph Litts, Materializing Cunne Shote’s Absence in Miniature (Art Hist. MA, University of Delaware)

Graduate student respondent and questions (30 minutes)

12:30 – Lunch

Harris 108

2:30 – Panel 2

Kylie Fisher, Separated in Time and Space: Imagining the Eternal City in Sixteenth-Century Prints (Art Hist. Case Western Reserve University)

Pei-si Chao, “Absence and Ruin: the History of Taichung Shrine” (Art History, Cornell University)

Charlotte Gorant, Nāgas in early Buddhist art: Fluidity and Framing Presence (Art Hist, Columbia University)

Jordan Hillman, Between Authority and Visibility: Policing Space in Vallotton’s Paris (Art Hist, University of Delaware)

Graduate student respondent and questions (30 minutes)

5:00 – break for coffee/tea

5:15 – Keynote lecture, Paroma Chatterjee, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Michigan

6:30 – reception




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