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Margaret Werth


Professor Margaret Werth


Wednesday, March 22 at 5:30 pm


Norlin Library British/Irish Studies Room - 5th Floor, CU-Boulder

Margaret Werth is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Delaware (PhD Harvard University). She is a specialist in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century art, photography, and film, and researches and teaches in the areas of portraiture, intermediality, the comic in art and visual culture, the modern city, and early cinema. She is the author of The Joy of Life: The Idyllic in French Art, circa 1900 (University of California Press, 2002) which studies representations of the idyllic in French painting between 1890 and 1917 in relation to contemporary discourses of individual and collective identity. She has also published on Monet, Picasso, Matisse, Redon, Manet, symbolist poetics, the city film, and representations of the face. Her current book projects study Manet’s work of the early 1870s and his collaborations and friendship with Mallarmé, and the representation of the face in diverse media ca. 1900. Her research has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Clark Art Institute, and the Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art.

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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