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Office Location(s): 20 Tappan
Brendan Fay's research focuses on twentieth-century photography and its intersections with art and popular culture. His current book project examines photography and abstraction in the mid-twentieth century; other work in progress considers problems of blankness in photographic theory and the relationship between modernist photography and mid-century theater. A department alumnus, he recently completed a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities at Stanford University. His teaching for the 2011-2012 academic year will include survey courses in the history of photography and American art along with upper-level courses on abstraction, the interwar European avant-gardes, post-war performance and body art, and contemporary photography's place between visual culture, material culture, and media studies.
History of Art
110 Tappan Hall855 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI