Sixth Annual Undergraduate Art History Conference at Baker University

Saturday, April 25, 2015

10 a.m. | Morning Session | Owens AV Room

  • Brett Knappe | Welcome and introduction of moderators
  • Baker Speech Choir Performance
  • Bay Lauris ByrneSim (Dartmouth College) “ 'The Sayable and the Seeable:’ Word and Image in Barbara Jones-Hogu’s Unite (1971)”
  • Lea Stephenson (Temple University) “The End of an Era John Singer Sargent’s Gassed and the Social Preoccupations of Aestheticism”
  • Erin Mahony (University of Missouri at Saint Louis) “An Orange on the Seder Plate: Nicole Eisenman Challenges the Canon”
  • Megan Farlow (University of Iowa) “The Forms of the Goddess Inanna/Ishtar: War and Fertility”
  • Julia Weaver (Kenyon College) “The Devil in the Details: Examining Adalbert J. Volck’s Caricature of Lincoln Writing the Emancipation Proclamation

12:30 p.m. | Lunch Reception

1:15 p.m. | Afternoon Session | Owens AV Room

  • Baker Poets
  • Chelsea Alice Connelly (Brigham Young University) “Rembrandt’s Exegesis: Susanna as a Type for Christ”
  • Jacqueline Schmitt (University of Minnesota – Twin Cities) “The Mindlessness of Symbols: A Reexamination in the Case of Alexander the Great and the Late Roman Republic”
  • Meining Wang (University of Kansas) “Reinterpretation of He Shaoji’s Calligraphy as a Unification of the Northern Stele School and the Southern Copy-Book School”
  • Liz Jordan (Baker University) “Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and the Feminist Perspective”
  • Samantha Timm (University of Wisconsin at Madison) “The Artist’s Stage: Frederic Leighton’s Performance of Cultural Hybridity and Orientalist Aestheticism”

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