Art History Symposium

6TH ANNUAL ART HISTORY SYMPOSIUM Call for Papers


5TH ANNUAL ART HISTORY SYMPOSIUM

landscape photoOVER THE HORIZON: IMAGING PLACE AND IDENTITY IN THE AMERICAN WEST

Mar 7, 2014 11a - 2:30 p
UVU Library Auditorium (Li 120)

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. James R. Swensen, Assistant Professor of Art History
Brigham Young University

Dr. James R. Swensen is an assistant professor of art history and the history of photography at Brigham Young University. He has also held teaching positions with the University of Arizona, the University of Utah, as well as the Centro Studi Cittá in Orvieto, Italy. His research interests include the art and photography of the great American surveys of the 19th and 20th Centuries and the Grand Tour of Italy. He has recently completed two books on photography including Picturing Migrants an investigation of the connections between John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and FSA photography, which will be published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

landscape photoImages courtesy of Randyl Nielson (BFA Candidate, UVU)

1st Session

Moderator: Steve Bule, Professor of Art History

11:00   
Welcome to the Fifth Annual UVU Art History Symposium
Courtney R. Davis, Symposium Director
Jim Godfrey, AVC Department Chair
Steve Bule, Associate Dean, School of the Arts

11:10
Keynote Address: James R. Swensen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Art History, Brigham Young University
"The Picturesque Void:  A Slanted Visual Survey of the Mighty Great Basin"

11:50    
Scott Abbott, Ph.D., Professor, Integrated Studies, UVU
Lyn Bennett, Ph.D., Associate Professor, History & Political Science, UVU
"Barbed Wire and Identity in the American West

12:30   
Courtney R. Davis, M.A., J.D., Assistant Professor of Art History, UVU
"Striking a Visual Claim: Taming the American West Through Landscape Photography and Intellectual Property Rights"

Second Session

Moderator: Scotti Hill, Instructor of Art History, UVU

1:30   
Kimberly Slade, MFA, Lecturer of Photography, UVU
"The Significance of Landscape: Attaching Meaning Through the Human Experience"

1:50
Kamree Gale, B.S. History Education, UVU
"Surrealism:  The Influences of Indigenous Peoples and the Ideology of the American West"

2:10
Anna Kelsey, UVU student of photography
"From Painting to Photography:  The Legacy of John Hafen"