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Interviews with artists and scholars of art about their new books.

"America: Now and Here": A Lecture by Artist Eric FIschl

June 15, 2024

"America: Now and Here": A Lecture by Artist Eric FIschl

Artist Eric Fischl was born in 1948 in New York City and grew up in the Long Island suburbs. His paintings first received critical attention for depic…

Youngna Kim, "Korean Art Since 1945: Challenges and Changes" (Brill, 2024)

June 8, 2024

Korean Art Since 1945: Challenges and Changes

Youngna Kim
Hosted by Leslie Hickman

In this beautiful new book, Dr. Youngna Kim draws on her vast understanding of Korean art to provide an overview of the peninsula’s contemporary art s…

Chris Haufe, "Do the Humanities Create Knowledge?" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

May 28, 2024

Do the Humanities Create Knowledge?

Chris Haufe

There is in certain circles a widely held belief that the only proper kind of knowledge is scientific knowledge. This belief often runs parallel to th…

Iris Moon, "Melancholy Wedgwood" (MIT Press, 2024)

May 26, 2024

Melancholy Wedgwood

Iris Moon
Hosted by Rachel Pafe

Melancholy Wedgwood (MIT Press, 2024) is an experimental biography of the ceramics entrepreneur Josiah Wedgwood that reveals the tenuous relationship …

Jan Baetens, "Rebuilding Story Worlds: The Obscure Cities by Schuiten and Peeters" (Rutgers UP, 2020)

May 26, 2024

Rebuilding Story Worlds

Jan Baetens
Hosted by Elizabeth Woock

Rebuilding Story Worlds: The Obscure Cities by Schuiten and Peeters (Rutgers UP, 2020) examines The Obscure Cities, one of the few comics series to ac…

Alex Beringer, "Lost Literacies: Experiments in the Nineteenth-Century US Comic Strip" (Ohio State UP, 2024)

May 22, 2024

Lost Literacies

Alex Beringer
Hosted by Elizabeth Woock

Lost Literacies: Experiments in the Nineteenth-Century US Comic Strip (Ohio State UP, 2024) is the first full-length study of US comic strips from the…

Mirjam Rajner, "Fragile Images: Jews and Art in Yugoslavia, 1918-1945" (Brill, 2019)

May 22, 2024

Fragile Images

Mirjam Rajner
Hosted by Ari Barbalat

In Fragile Images: Jews and Art in Yugoslavia, 1918-1945 (Brill, 2019), Mirjam Rajner traces the lives and creativity of seven artists of Jewish origi…

Jennifer Dorothy Lee, "Anxiety Aesthetics: Maoist Legacies in China, 1978-1985" (U California Press, 2024)

May 16, 2024

Anxiety Aesthetics

Jennifer Dorothy Lee
Hosted by Suvi Rautio

Today I had the great pleasure of talking to Associate Professor Jennifer Dorothy Lee on her new book, Anxiety Aesthetics: Maoist Legacies in China, 1…

Dancing Parkinson's and Queering Science with John Noel Viaña

May 14, 2024

Dancing Parkinson's and Queering Science

John Noel Viaña
Hosted by Pat McConville

In this episode Pat speaks with Dr John Noel Viaña. Dr John Noel Viaña’s work is focused on the social and ethical aspects of neuroscience and biotec…

Karen Pechilis et al. ed., "Devotional Visualities: Seeing Bhakti in Indic Material Cultures" (Bloomsbury, 2023)

May 9, 2024

Devotional Visualities

Karen Pechilis, Amy-Ruth Holt et al. ed.
Hosted by Raj Balkaran

Devotional Visualities: Seeing Bhakti in Indic Material Cultures (Bloomsbury, 2023) is the first to focus on material visualities of bhakti imagery th…

Salar Mameni, "Terracene: A Crude Aesthetics" (Duke UP, 2023)

May 5, 2024

Terracene

Salar Mameni
Hosted by Najwa Mayer

In Terracene: A Crude Aesthetics (Duke UP, 2023), Salar Mameni historicizes the popularization of the scientific notion of the Anthropocene alongside …

Nadine A. Sinno, "A War of Colors: Graffiti and Street Art in Postwar Beirut" (U Texas Press, 2024)

May 2, 2024

A War of Colors

Nadine A. Sinno
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Over the last two decades in Beirut, graffiti makers have engaged in a fierce “war of colors,” seeking to disrupt and transform the city’s physical an…

Justin O’Connor, "Culture is Not an Industry: Reclaiming Art and Culture for the Common" (Manchester UP, 2024)

May 1, 2024

Culture is Not an Industry

Justin O’Connor
Hosted by Michael Johnston

According to Dr. Justin O’Connor, culture is at the heart of what it means to be human. But twenty-five years ago, the British government rebranded ar…

Andil Gosine, "Nature's Wild: Love, Sex, and Law in the Caribbean" (Duke UP, 2021)

April 29, 2024

Nature's Wild

Andil Gosine
Hosted by Zachary Myers

In Nature's Wild: Love, Sex, and Law in the Caribbean (Duke UP, 2021), Andil Gosine engages with questions of humanism, queer theory, and animality to…

Stitching Freedom: Embroidery and Incarceration

April 25, 2024

Stitching Freedom: Embroidery and Incarceration

Isabella Rosner

Today’s book is: Stitching Freedom: Embroidery and Incarceration (Common Threads Press, 2024), by Dr. Isabella Rosner, which considers how for centuri…

Danielle Taschereau Mamers, "Settler Colonial Ways of Seeing: Documentation, Administration, and the Interventions of Indigenous Art" (Fordham UP, 2023)

April 23, 2024

Settler Colonial Ways of Seeing

Danielle Taschereau Mamers
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

How do bureaucratic documents create and reproduce a state’s capacity to see? What kinds of worlds do documents help create? Further, how might such d…

Nathanial Gardner, "The Study of Photography in Latin America: Critical Insights and Methodological Approaches" (U New Mexico Press, 2023)

April 18, 2024

The Study of Photography in Latin America

Nathanial Gardner
Hosted by Candela Marini

The Study of Photography in Latin America: Critical Insights and Methodological Approaches (University of New Mexico Press, 2023) provides an insider'…

Kerry Wallach, "Traces of a Jewish Artist: The Lost Life and Work of Rahel Szalit" (Penn State UP, 2024)

April 16, 2024

Traces of a Jewish Artist

Kerry Wallach
Hosted by Paul Lerner

Graphic artist, illustrator, painter, and cartoonist Rahel Szalit (1888-1942) was among the best-known Jewish women artists in Weimar Berlin. But afte…

Adam Kabat, "The River Imp and the Stinky Jewel and Other Tales: Monster Comics from Edo Japan" (Columbia UP, 2023)

April 14, 2024

The River Imp and the Stinky Jewel and Other Tales

Adam Kabat
Hosted by Nathan Hopson

Adam Kabat’s The River Imp and the Stinky Jewel and Other Tales: Monster Comics from Edo Japan (Columbia UP, 2023) is an in-depth introduction to the …

Paul Williams, "The US Graphic Novel" (Edinburgh UP, 2022)

April 12, 2024

The US Graphic Novel

Paul Williams
Hosted by Elizabeth Woock

This book analyses the way that changes in the comics industry, book trade and webcomics distribution have shaped the publication of long-form comics.…