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Undergraduate Art History Conference

Fifth Annual Undergraduate Art History Conference at Baker University

Saturday, April 26, 2014

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

  • Brett Knappe | Welcome and introduction of moderators
  • Baker Speech Choir Performance
  • Ashley Wehmiller (Ball State University) "A Bird's Eye View: Examining Haussmann Era Aerial Paintings of Paris"
  • Rachel Winter (University of Iowa) "The Death of Semiology After Conceptual Art"
  • Alexandra Jagodzinski (University of Wisconsin-Madison) "Pornography and Performance Art: Exploiting the Erotic through Vanessa Beecroft, Carolee Schneemann, and Karen Finley"
  • Abigail Jones (Baker University) "Exposing the Myth of Suburbia and Envisioning the New American Landscape"
  • Jillian Martin (Portland State University) "Images of the Virgin Mary Before and After the Age of Iconoclasm"

11:30 a.m. | Lunch Reception

Noon | Afternoon Session | Owens AV Room

  • Baker Poets: Jacqueline Albin, Erin Wilson, Denesha Jones, Sydney Johnston and Caroline Berblinger
  • Kelly O'Neill (University of Utah) "Intentional Conflations: The Filmic Practice of Tseng Kwong Chi"
  • Joseph Liberatore (Temple University) "Windsor Castle: Fortress of Restoration During the English Civil War"
  • Brontë Mansfield (University of Wisconsin at Madison) "Chasing Tail: Mermaids as Emblems of Unfulfilled Desire in the Long Nineteenth Century"
  • Olivia Gauthier (Hunter College) "Ryan Trecartin and the (Re)Construction of Gender"
  • Anna Ensz (Asbury University) "Metaphysical Grief: Michelangelo's Pietá in Renaissance Rome"

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Contact Brett Knappe, Assistant Professor of Art History, Associate Chair of the Mass Media and Visual Arts Department, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..