Talking

Conference and Public Speaking activities

  • “Sermons on Humility: Thoughts on the Literary Content of Roger Fry’s Formalism” at the Southeastern College of Art Conference (SECAC), SCAD, Savannah, Georgia, 10 Nov 2011. Session chaired by Jeanne-Marie Musto, Fordham University.
  • “Manet or the Post-Impressionists? Roger Fry and the New English Art Club” at the University of the South (Swanee), April 2011.  Invited talk.
  • “The Artist’s Progress: Sequential Art and Aesthetic Education,” SECAC panel at the College Art Association (CAA) conference, New York, NY, 10 February 2011. Chair.
  • “Vanessa Bell’s Girl Reading,” Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS, Dec 14, 2010. Invited talk given as part of the museum’s Unburied Treasures series.
  • “The Pedagogical Circle: Some Educational Themes in Recent Graphic Novels,” at the Southeastern College of Art Conference (SECAC), Richmond, Virginia, 22 October 2010.
  • “Three Thousand Pounds and a House of His Own: How Roger Fry Funded Durbins,” at the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH), Jackson, Mississippi, 29 October 2009.
  • “Virginia Woolf, The Virgin Queen, and the Duke’s Top Hat,” at the Southeastern College of Art Conference (SECAC), Mobile Alabama, 23 October 2009.
  • “The Pleasures and Perils of Artistic Biograph” panel at the Southeastern College of Art Conference (SECAC), Mobile, Alabama, 22 October 2009. Co-chair with Dr. Michael Yonan (University of Missouri, Columbia).
  • “Lightness Visible: Bloomsbury’s Book Illustrations,” at The Atkinson Symposium: Bloomsbury, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 3 October 2009. Invited talk.
  • “Uneasy Heads: Woolf, Westminster & Whitehall” at “Woolf and the City” (International Annual Virginia Woolf Conference), Fordham University, Lincoln Center, New York, NY, June 4-7 2009.
  • “A Room of Their Own: The Bloomsbury Artists in American Collections,” at the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, NC, 22 March 2009. Invited gallery talk given to UNC-Chapel Hill Art History graduate students.
  • “Formalism versus Freudianism: The Curious Case of Roger Fry,” at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, 18 March 2009. Invited talk (Jemison Lecture).
  • “Virginia Woolf: Place, Presence, and Portraiture,” at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, 17 March 2009. Invited talk (Jemison Lecture).
  • “Close Looking” panel at the Southeastern College of Art Conference (SECAC), New Orleans, Lousianna, 26 September 2008. Respondent and Co-chair with Roger Rothman (Bucknell University).
  • “Portraiture in the Expanded Field” panel at SECAC, Charleston, West Virginia, 17-20 October, 2007. Co-chair with Heather McPherson (University of Alabama at Birmingham).
  • “Freudian Friction: Woolf Rewrites the Artist’s Case Study” at Art, Education, and Internationalism: The 17th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, Miami University of Oxford, Ohio, 7-10 June 2007.
  • “Nature into Art into Criticism: On the Origin and Use of a Cézanne Dictum,” at The Language of Images, Central Connecticut State University, 29-30 March 2007.
  • “Virginia Woolf, London Spaces, and the Representation of Women,” at The Rhode Island School of Design, 6 March 2007 (invited lecture). A version of the same paper was given at Mississippi State University’s Women’s Studies Lecture Series, 13 September 2005.
  • “Adrift in Trafalgar Square: Woolf, Portraiture, and the Origins of A Room of Own,” at SECAC, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 26 October 2006.
  • “Borderline Personalities: Woolf Reviews Kapp,” at Woolfian Boundaries: The 16th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, Birmingham, England, 24June 2006. Conference hosted by Birmingham University’s Department of English.
  • “Virginia Woolf and Portraiture” panel at Modern Language Association (MLA) Conference, Washington D.C., 30 December 2005.  Respondent and Co-chair with Elizabeth Hirsh (University of South Florida). Panel sponsored by the International Virginia Woolf Society.
  • “Formalist Writing, Freudian Underwriting: The Strange Case of Roger Fry,” at SECAC, Little Rock, Arkansas, 28 October 2005. Laurie Schneider Adams chaired panel: Methods of Psychological Interpretation in the Visual Arts: Biographical, Autobiographical, Philosophical, and Psychoanalytic.
  • “Cartwheels, Domes & Drawings: Word & Image in Woolf’s Reading Room,” at the International Association of Word and Image Studies, 7th International Conference: Elective Affinities, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 24 September 2005. Imagining Libraries panel.
  • “The Twentieth Part: Word & Image in Woolf’s Reading Room,” at The 15th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, 11 June 2005.
  • “Gauguin’s Cryptomorphic Cow, or, a Vision in The Vision of the Sermon,” at SECAC, Jacksonville, Florida, 14 October 2004.
  • “Woolf, Fry, and The Psycho-Aesthetics of Solidity,” at Back to Bloomsbury, the 14th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, at The University of London, England, 24 June 2004.
  • “Painter, Curator, Guide: Gustave Caillebotte and the Third Impressionist Exhibition,” invited Guest Lecture at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Art Department, February 2003 (also delivered by invitation at the University of Michigan, Dearborn; Mississippi State University; the Mississippi University for Women; and Mesa State University, Grand Junction, Colorado).
  • “Cézanne versus Cézanne: Roger Fry’s Double Story,” at the 11th Annual Northwestern Art History Graduate Symposium, Evanston, Illinois, 29 April 2000.
  • “Cézanne Incorporated: Gauguin’s Reworking of the Still Life With Compotier,” at the Cleveland Symposium, 25th Anniversary Meeting, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 23-24 April 1999.
  • The Scottish Play: Constructions of National Identity in Thomas Rowlandson’s The Picturesque Beauties of Boswell,” at the Group for Early Modern Culture Studies (GEMCS) Conference, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 6 December 1997.