Tea with Carol Duncan


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  • Speaker: Carol Duncan
  • Host Department: History of Art
  • Date: 09/19/2013
  • Time: 3:00PM - 4:00PM

  • Location: Lower level Tappan Hall, 855 S. University

  • Description:

    Carol Duncan, professor emerita at Ramapo College of New Jersey, is well known as one of the pioneers of a new social-political approach to art history and criticism and has been one of the strongest feminist voices in “new art history.” Her works include The Pursuit of Pleasure: The Rococo Revival in French Romantic Art (New York: Garland, 1975); The Aesthetics of Power: Essays in the Critical History of Art (Cambridge University Press, 1992), which was selected for the New Jersey Humanities Book Award by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and translated into Italian as L’Estetica del Potere, with a preface by Angela Vettese (Nike Publishers, 1999); Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums (London: Routledge, 1995), which was awarded a grant for completion from the American Council of Learned Societies and translated into Chinese by Wang Ya-Ke (Taipei: Yuan-Liou Publishing); and, most recently, A Matter of Class.  John Cotton Dana, Progressive Reform, and the Newark Museum (Philadelphia: Periscope Publishing, 2011).