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15th Annual Graduate Symposium in Nineteenth-Century Art (New York, 18 Mar 18)

Co-sponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) and the Dahesh Museum of Art
Location: Dahesh Museum of Art, 145 Sixth Avenue, New York City
Special thanks to the Dahesh Museum of Art for the Dahesh Museum Art Prize for the Best Paper, a gift from the Mervat Zahid Cultural Foundation

10 AM: Welcome
Peter Trippi, President of Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM: First Morning Session & Discussion
Marilyn Satin Kushner, New-York Historical Society, Moderator

Lucie Grandjean, Université Paris Nanterre, “John Vanderlyn and the Circulation of Panoramic Images in Nineteenth-Century America: Promoting and Diffusing ‘a love and taste for the arts’”

Remi Poindexter, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, “Martinique's Dual Role in Alcide Dessalines d'Orbigny's Voyage Pittoresque”

Alexandra Morrison, Yale University, “Unfaithful: Julie Duvidal de Montferrier’s Copies”

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM: Break

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM: Second Morning Session & Discussion
Roberto C. Ferrari, Columbia University, Moderator

Siddhartha V. Shah, Columbia University, “Tooth and Claw: Chivalry and Chauvinism in the Jungles of British India”

Clayton William Kindred, Ohio State University, “The Harem in Absentia: Analyzing Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Jean Lecomte du Nouÿ’s The Gate of the Harem”
Scholarship has highlighted the prevalence of harem imagery throughout nineteenth-century art. However, few works have addressed images of the harem that problematize traditionally associated ideas of heterosexual fantasy and phallic control. This paper explores such problems as presented in Lecomte du Nouÿ’s 1876 painting The Gate of the Harem.

12:45 PM – 2:15 PM: Lunch Break

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM: First Afternoon Session & Discussion
Patricia Mainardi, Graduate Center, City University of New York, Moderator

Jennifer Pride, Florida State University, “The Poetics of Demolition: The Pickax and Spectator Motifs in Second Empire Paris”

Kathryn Kremnitzer, Columbia University, “Tracing Mlle Victorine in the Costume of an Espada”
*** Throughout the 1860s, Edouard Manet employed watercolor as an intermediary between painting and printmaking, enabling pictorial revision from canvas to copperplate. This presentation will explore his largely overlooked corpus of watercolors, thus augmenting our understanding of his conceptual and compositional concerns across media.

Galina Olmsted, University of Delaware, “’Je compte absolument sur vous’: Gustave Caillebotte and the 1877 Exhibition”

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM: Break

3:30 PM – 4:45 PM: Second Afternoon Session & Discussion
Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, Seton Hall University and Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Moderator

Maria Golovteeva, University of St. Andrews, “Photography as Sketch in the Works of Fernand Khnopff”

Isabel Stokholm, University of Cambridge, “Fathers & Sons? Two Old Peredvizhniki and a New Generation of Russian Artists, 1890–1914”

The 2018 jury consists of Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, Marilyn Satin Kushner, Roberto C. Ferrari, Patricia Mainardi, and Peter Trippi. The symposium committee includes Caterina Pierre and Margaret Samu. Special thanks to Amira Zahid and Alia Nour of the Dahesh Museum. The symposium is free and open to the public; reservations are suggested but not required.
Relevant research areas: North America, 19th Century, Etching

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