11th Annual Art History Student Symposium: “Bodies in the City: Otherness and Urbanism,” April 23-24, 2015.

Symposium Schedule:
Thursday April 23
Reception at the Ford Lecture Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Keynote, 6-7 pm

Bio for keynote speaker Sonal Khullar:
Sonal Khullar is Assistant Professor of South Asian Art at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research and teaching focus on global histories of modern and contemporary art theory, and postcolonial studies. Her first book, Worldly Affiliations: Artistic Practice, National Identity and Modernism in India, 1930-1990, will be published by the University of California Press in the spring of 2015.

Friday, April 24

All events Friday will be held in the Ford Lecture Hall at the JSMA.


Morning Welcome Session by symposium co-chairs Caroline Parry and Mackenzie Karp


Othered Spaces
Presenters in the first session will explore themes of othered spaces, public or private.
These presentations will address cultural, political and gender issues which are reflected in the domestic spaces of Pompei and in late-nineteenth century smoking rooms.

Keynote Introduction
Sonal Khullar, Assistant Professor, Division of Art History, University of Washington
Title: “Scale Drawing: Globalization and Contemporary Art in South Asia.”

Student Presentations:
Student Presentations will last twenty minutes each, and will be followed by a ten minute question and answer period. Presenters listed in order of appearance.

Sara Berkowitz, Ph.D. Candidate, Art History, University of Maryland, College Park
Title: “Constructing Deviance:Representing the Hermaphrodite in Pompeian Domestic Space”

Katie Loney, M.A. Candidate, Art History, University of Indiana, Bloomington
Title: “Appropriating the ‘Orient’ in the Moorish Smoking Rooms of Cornelius Vanderbilt II”


Cultural/Globalized Other:
Presenters in this session will discuss otherness as engaged with cultural identities and global awareness.

Amy Catherine Hulshoff, M.A. Candidate, Art History, University of Arizona
Title: “Francisco Goitia: A New Line of Sight from San Carlos to Oaxaca”

Catherine Popovici, M.A. Candidate, Department of Art History, Pennsylvania State University
Title: “Ruffled Feather: Indigenous Stereotype and Aesthetic Commodity”

Boyoung Chang, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Art History, Rutgers
Title: “Perceiving Oneself as ‘the Other’: Contemporary Korean Photography’s Exploration of Identity


Lunch Break


Afternoon Sessions

Gender and Sexual Identities
Presenters in this session will discuss the representation of otherness as an issue of gender and sexuality. Themes addressed in these papers will include queer culture, racial and sexual difference, and feminist history and theory.

Aubrey Hobart, Ph.D. Candidate, History of Art and Visual Culture, The University of California, Santa Cruz
Title: “Beyond “Sodomy”: Reading Queer Desire in Colonial Urban Mexican Art”

Melanie Saeck, Ph.D. Candidate, History of Art and Visual Culture, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Title: “The Haunting Failures of Queer Surrogate Identification: Romaine Brooks’s 1936 Portrait of Carl Van Vechten”

Arielle M. Myers, M.A. Candidate, Department of Art History, University of Colorado
Title: “Gendered Nationalisms and Strategic Essentialism in Maja Bajević’s Women At Work – Under Construction” 

Willliam J. Simmons, Department of Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Title: “Jeff Koons and Second Wave Feminism”


Closing remarks

In conjunction with the Symposium, the Art History Association announces the UO Student Art Exhibition: “Bodies in the City: Otherness and Urbanism” at the LaVerne Krause Gallery, April 20-24, 2015.

University of Oregon Art History Association
Oregon Humanities Center
Department of History of Art and Architecture
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art