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    Roundtable on Pedagogy: Jules Prown, “Reflections on Teaching American Art History”

    Jules D. Prown, “Reflections on Teaching Art History” Prown’s Students Reflect on Prown: Bryan J. Wolf Margaretta M. Lovell Glenn Adamson Stories from the Front Lines: Jessica L. Horton Kevin R. Muller Sarah Anne Carter Sarah Beetham Jason D. LaFountain Jules Prown’s approach to making and teaching art history is among the most well documented …

    The Progress of the Century

    Art and Invention in the United States

    Ellery E. Foutch, Middlebury College Hélène Valance, Université de Franche-Comté Elizabeth Bacon Eager “Creative Combustion: Image, Imagination and the Work of Robert Fulton” Laura Turner Igoe “Capturing ‘Jove’s Autograph’: Late Nineteenth-Century Lightning Photography and Electrical Agency” Cary Levine & Philip Glahn: “Interrogating Invention: Electronic Café and the Politics of Technology” This collection of essays features research …

    Kara Walker’s About the title: The Ghostly Presence of Transgenerational Trauma as a “Connective Tissue” Between the Past and Present

    Vivien Green Fryd Vanderbilt University Kara Walker, the renowned and controversial African American artist, was the subject of a major survey exhibition, Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love, which was organized by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and was presented there from February 17, 2007 through May 11, 2008; the …

Bully Pulpit

Talk Back: Letters to the Editor

We received some stirring, thoughtful letters in response to last issue’s Bully Pulpit, “Whither Connoisseurship?” Janet Berlo’s letter amounts to a defense of connoisseurship, which she embraces as a valuable tool for developing scholarship on extra-canonical artists and objects. Emerita faculty and graduates of CUNY’s Program in Art History met to discuss the controversy at …