1992-93 Pembroke Seminar

Art in the Age of “Difference”
Ellen Rooney, Professor of Modern Culture & Media and English

Research will look at how categories of artistic production are currently defined in the US and cross-culturally.  How is “art” conceptualized in the era of “post-modernity”?  What is the status of representation in visual and performance arts?  What is the political economy of artistic production?  What do historical studies bring to bear on these questions?  What roles do categories such as gender, ethnicity, nationality and class play in artistic production and reception?