Joan Greer, Discussant

Session 2B, Friday 13th, 10:50-12:20 pm
Location: University of Alberta, Lister Conference Centre, Wild Rose Room

Biography:

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Joan Greer (Ph.D., Free University of Amsterdam) is Associate Professor in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture, Adjunct Professor in Religious Studies, and member of the Science and Technology in Society Interdisciplinary Program at the University of Alberta, Canada. She serves as editorial advisory board member of Victorian Review. Her research centres on European (especially Dutch and Belgian) art of the long nineteenth century with a particular focus on the convergences of art and design discourses with those of religion, radical politics and early environmentalism. Areas of concentration include theories of genius and constructions of artistic identity; representations of Christ; Vincent van Gogh; art and design periodicals; and constructions of nature. The title of Joan Greer’s current project for which she holds a Killam Research grant is “Visualizations of Nature in Religion, Science and Art”. Recent publications and projects include: Nineteenth Century Studies, special issue: Centering the Margins of Nineteenth-Century Art, co-editor and contributor of “De Tuin (The Garden) and the Genre of Artists’ Periodicals in Late Nineteenth-Century Holland: A Case Study with Reflections on Methods”, Nineteenth Century Studies, in press; “Late Nineteenth Century Visualizations of Nature and the Dutch Theologians’ Culture”, proceedings of the International Committee of the History of the Arts, Nuremburg, in press; “Johan Thorn Prikker’s Mural for De Zeemeeuw: Community Art, Mysticism, and the Socio-Religious Role of the Dutch Artist/Designer”, Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide (spring 2012); virtual exhibition (co-curator) The Look of the Listen: the Cover Art of Folkways Records (launched May 2012); “Demolishing the Old Social Order: Anarchy, Community Art and the Revolutionary Artist-Worker”, Johan Thorn Prikker. De Jugendstil voorbij (in German and Dutch), Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam/Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf exhibition catalogue, 2010, 54-63; and “Vincent van Gogh and the Modern Landscape in France: Urban Edges, the Industrial Suburb and Rural Labour”, in exhibcat. Vincent van Gogh: Timeless Country – Modern City (English and Italian), Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, 2010.

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