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Professor Jae Emerling


"Transmissibility: Rethinking Art History, Religion, and Materiality with Deleuze"


Tuesday, February 4 at 5:00 pm


Norlin British Studies, CU-Boulder

Associate Professor, Jae Emerling is visiting from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Transmissibility: Rethinking Art History, Religion, and Materiality with Deleuze British Studies Room, Norlin Library, Tues., February 4, at 5 pm Emerling’s lecture will address Gilles Deleuze’s lessons for art history. He will focus on issues that force us to rethink not only art historical methodology but also artistic practice. His talk will focus on Deleuze’s interest in art as well as his complex distinction between history and becoming as it intersects with the framework of our lecture series: art, materiality, religion. Jae Emerling is an associate professor of modern and contemporary art in the College of Arts +Architecture at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. In 2011 he was visiting professor of contemporary art in the Faculty of Arts at VU Amsterdam. He received his Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles.

His research focuses on the intersection between art and continental philosophy, particularly the photographic image and issues of time, memory, and historiography. He is the author of Theory for Art History (2005) and the award-winning Photography: History and Theory (2012). His work has also appeared in the Journal of Visual Culture, CAA Reviews, Journal of Art Historiography, and X-TRA: Contemporary Art Quarterly. Professor Emerling is currently working on a book about the aesthetic-historiographic concept of transmissibility. Part of this book was recently presented as a plenary address entitled “Deleuze’s Lessons for Art History” at the conference Bergson and His Postmodern and Immanent Legacies at The Courtauld Institute of Art in London. His work on Deleuze and art history was recently presented at the Clark Art Institute and has recently appeared in two anthologies Contemporary Art about Architecture (Ashgate 2013) and Bergson and The Art of Immanence: Painting, Photography, Film (Edinburgh 2013).

This event is part of the Visting Scholar Program

The Visiting Scholar Program is organized to explore the discipline of art history—its cultural connections, its methodological pursuits, and its changing nature—by focusing extensively on the research and insights of individual academic experts. Three to five highly regarded art historians and/or art critics speak at a public lecture presenting current research and published papers. During their week long visit they work closely with graduate students enrolled in the visiting scholar seminar class.

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