Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Art History

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2011-2012 Burke Lecture Series

Fall Semester 2011:

Friday, September 23, 2011 4:30 p.m. in Fine Arts 102

Dr. Worland will give his talk “The War, The West, and 9/11: Frontier Framings of Americans at War in ‘Cold Mountain’ (2003) and ‘The Last Samurai’ (2003)” on September 23, 2011 at 4:30 in room 102 of the Fine Arts Building.

Dr. Rick Worland received his Ph.D. in Motion Picture/Television Critical Studies from UCLA. He is a Professor in the Division of Film & Media Arts at Southern Methodist University where his teaching includes Film History, Documentary, popular genres including the Western and the horror film, and the films of Alfred Hitchcock. His work has been published in Cinema Journal, The Journal of Film & Video, and The Journal of Popular Film and Television among others. His first book, The Horror Film: An Introduction appeared in 2007 from Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. He is currently working on a new book for Wiley-Blackwell, Ultimate Trips: Hollywood Films in the Vietnam Era, 1960-1979.

Friday, October 14, 2011 4:30 p.m. in Fine Arts 102

Dr. Brusati will give her talk "Seeing in Pictures: Looking at Dutch Art in Real Time" on October 14, 2011 at 4:30 in room 102 of the Fine Arts Building.

Dr. Celeste Brusati is Professor of the History of Art and Professor in the School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. Her scholarship has focused on the imagery and ideologies of the pictorial arts in the Netherlands in the early modern period, and in particular on the role of self-imagery and self-representation in texts and images about art. She is the author of Artifice and Illusion: The Art and Writing of Samuel van Hoogstraten (1995) and Johannes Vermeer (1993) as well as a number of essays and articles on still life, self-imagery, perspective, illusionism, and the relations between visual and literary discourses on art in the Netherlands. She is co-editor with Walter Melion and Karl Enenkel of The Authority of the Word: Reflecting on Image and Text in Northern Europe, 1400-1800 (2011). She is currently writing a book on fictions of seeing in Dutch art, and editing an English translation of Samuel van Hoogstraten's painting treatise, the Inleyding tot de hooge schoole der schilderkonst (1678), for the Getty Research Center.

Spring Semester 2012:

The 2011-2012 Robert and Avis Burke Lecture Series is pleased to present:

Dr. Magee will give her talk “There is a There There: Place in Contemporary African Photography” on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 4:30 in room 102 of the Fine Arts Building.

Dr. Carol Magee is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Africa in the American Imagination: popular culture, racialized identities, and African visual culture (University Press of Mississippi, 2011) and co-editor with Joanna Grabski of a collection of essays African art, Interviews, Narratives: Bodies of Knowledge at Work (Indiana University Press, forthcoming 2012).

Dr. Jones will give her talk “Artist/System: Hans Haacke in the ‘60s” on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 5:00 in room 102 of the Fine Arts Building.

Dr. Caroline A. Jones studies modern and contemporary art, with a particular focus on its
technological modes of production, distribution, and reception; she is professor of art history and
director of the History, Theory, Criticism program in the Department of Architecture at MIT.
Jones has published on subjects ranging from Francis Picabia to John Cage to Robert Smithson
to new media and visual culture, in journals such as Artforum, Critical Inquiry, Res, Science in
Context, Art Papers and Cahiers du Musée national d'art moderne. She also works as an essayist
and curator, most frequently with MIT’s List Visual Art Center on Sensorium (2006), Video
Trajectories (2007), and the planned Hans Haacke 1967 (2011). Jones completed her PhD at
Stanford University in 1992, before which she held positions at The Museum of Modern Art in
New York (1977-83) and the Harvard University Art Museums (1983-85). Her exhibitions
and/or films have been shown at MoMA as well as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, and the Hara Museum Tokyo,
among other venues; her publications include Sensorium (as editor, 2006), Eyesight Alone
(2005/08), Machine in the Studio (1996/98), the co-edited volume Picturing Science, Producing
Art (1998), and other works. Jones's current research into globalism informs her next book,
Desires for the World Picture: the global work of art, which looks into how art functions in
world’s fairs, national pavilions, and biennial culture.


Dr. Pinder will give her talk “Graffiti, Identity and Space: Culture Jamming Inside and Outside the Gallery” on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 4:00 in room 102 of the Fine Arts Building. Dr. Pinder is the keynote speaker for the 22nd Annual AHA Graduate Student Symposium.

Dr. Kymberly N. Pinder is a professor in the Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  She teaches, writes and lectures widely on representations of religion, history and race in American Art. Dr. Pinder was the editor of the collection Race-ing Art History:  Critical Readings in Race and Art History (Routledge, 2002). Her work has also appeared in The Art Bulletin, The Art Journal, Third Text, Outsider, and The AfricanAmerican Review.  Dr. Pinder received her Ph.D from Yale University and has been a lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Terra Museum of American Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.   She has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon, Ford and Henry Luce Foundations, among others.  In 2007 she was a scholar-in-residence at the Georgia O’Keeffe Research Center to complete her book on art in Chicago’s African American churches entitled Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago. Her most recent articles appeared in November’s the Smithsonian’s American Art and Romare Bearden:  American Modernist.  She, the artist Bernard Williams and Art Institute students have also painted three murals in Chicago Public Schools.


Dr. Lodder will give her talk “Defying Gravity: Space and the Russian Avant-Garde” on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 4:30 in room 102 of the Fine Arts Building.

Professor Christina Lodder is an established scholar of Russian art. She is currently a fellow at the University of Edinburgh and an editor of Brill’s Russian History and Culture series. Among her publications are numerous articles and several books, including Russian Constructivism (1983), Constructing Modernity: The Art and Career of Naum Gabo (co-author, 2000), Gabo on Gabo (co-author, 2000), Constructive Strands in Russian Art (2005) and Rethinking Malevich (co-editor, 2007). She has been involved with various exhibitions such as Modernism (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2006) and From Russia (Royal Academy, London 2008).