War/Art/Peace: Annual Graduate Symposium


University of St. Thomas

Art History Graduate Student Research Symposium

September 19-20, 2014


Keynote Address

Friday, September 19, 2014

6 PM, O’Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium


Dr. David Lubin, Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art, Wake Forest University

“Behind the Mask: WWI, Plastic Surgery, and the Modern Beauty Revolution”



Graduate Student Research Symposium

Saturday, September 20, 2014

O’Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium


8:30-10:00: Session I

 Amanda Dean

Florida State University

"'Will You Back Me or Back Booze?': Prohibition Propaganda During World War I"


Nadya Bair

University of Southern California

"In the Shadow of War: Magnum Photos’ Collective Reportage, 1948-1953"


Ranelle Knight-Lueth

University of Iowa

"Tactical Errors that Ruined and Renewed World War I Art Exhibitions"



10:15-11:45: Session II

Sreekishen Nair

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

"Between Pantheon and Politics: “Gomateshwara” and the Warrior in Indian Art"


Alexander Kermes

University of St. Thomas

"Old ’76 and Memory Unimpaired: War Veterans in the Eyes of American Genre Painting, 1818-1848"


Beth Pugliano

Boston University

"War is Peace: Pacification through Militarization in the Romanesque Motif of Individual Combat"



2:00-4:00: Session III

Noni Brynjolson

University of California San Diego

"Behind the Front Lines of the Avant-Garde: Conflict and Collaboration in the Art of Althea Thauberger"


Boyoung Chang

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

"Living with the War, Constructing the Tension: Contemporary Korean Photography’s Oblique Approach to Korean War"


Jennifer Jeffrey

Harvard University

"The Visual Dialectics of Evil: Abu Ghraib, Place, Space, and Power"



 War/Art/Peace Graduate Student Research Symposium Poster

 Call for Papers: WAR/ART/PEACE

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