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Griselda Pollock

February - June 2011

Griselda Pollock is professor in social and critical histories of art and director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory & History (CentreCATH) at the University of Leeds. She has been a founder of feminist studies in the visual arts. With a long record of research in cinema studies, she has also worked on twentieth century and contemporary art with a strong international and postcolonial orientation. She has published over 25 books and many articles, including Old Mistresses: Women, Art and Ideology (with Rozsika Parker, 1981), Framing Feminism: Art & the Women's Movement 1970-85 (with Rozsika Parker 1987), Vision and Difference: Femininity, Feminism, and Histories of Art (1988), Avant-Garde Gambits (1992), Avant-Gardes and Partisans Reviewed (with Fred Orton, 1996); Differencing the Canon: Feminist Desire and the Writing of Art's Histories (1999) and Encounters in a Virtual Feminist Museum: Time, Space and the Archive (2007). She has edited the following collections: Generations and Geographies: Critical Theories and Critical Practices in Feminism and the Visual Arts (1996), Psychoanalysis and the Image (2006), Conceptual Odysseys (2007), Museums after Modernism: Strategies of Engagement (with Joyce Zemans, 2007), Encountering Eva Hesse (with Vanessa Corby, 2006), The Sacred and the Feminine (with Victoria Turvey Sauron, 2007). She has just completed Theatre of Memory: Charlotte Salomon’s Leben? oder Theater? as Artworking, and forthcoming is a new study, Reading Van Gogh: Pictures as Homeland (2011). Her current research interests include memory and aesthetics; psychoanalysis, aesthetics and sexual difference; and issues of trauma and aesthetics. At the Clark she will be completing her book, After-Affect/After-Image Trauma and Aesthetics Inscription/Encryption in the Virtual Feminist Museum.

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