In addition to her participation in the Newberry Library’s Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, first-year MA Anneliese Hardman is also presenting two other papers in February conferences: “The Extent to which Sylvia Plath’s Poetry can be Interpreted Autobiographically” in the 42nd annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) conference (Tuesday, February 23) and “Artistic Resilience at the Cambodia Peace Gallery: Outlets of Cultural Survival Since the Khmer Rouge,” in the University of Alabama/UAB 26th Annual Graduate Symposium in Art History (Friday, February 26).
Doctoral candidate Ashley Lindeman is presenting two virtual papers this spring. The first is for the University of Kansas History of Art Graduate Symposium, February 18–20. Ashley’s paper, “Reconsidering Italian Fascist Murals: Sironi’s L’Italia tra le arti e le scienze,” discusses the complications of restoring fascist iconography in murals made in Italy during the fascist era. She is also presenting virtually at the Midwest Art History Society annual conference, March 18–20. Her paper, “Return to the Wall: Italian Fresco Painting during the Ventennio,” explores the return to fresco painting during the 1930s, which sought not only to engage with ancient and medieval traditions but also resulted in experiments in style and materiality.
Doctoral students Sonia Dixon and Sheila Scoville are presenting in our own Art History Graduate Student Symposium in March. Sonia will present “Reexamining the Mosaic ‘Christ as Helios,’” and Sheila will present her paper “’That Guy’: Chicano Art and Modernism in César Augusto Martínez’s Bato con Sunglasses.”