During this year, the seminar met regularly to discuss readings relating to the theme of photography and affect/emotion/feeling and to workshop papers-in-progress by seminar members. The book that Elspeth Brown and Thy Phu have edited, Feeling Photography, based on the 2009 conference, received a contract from Duke University Press. The seminar also submitted a grant proposal for a Partnership Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC), which was funded for 2011-14 for the Photographic Situation Project.
Carol Mavor, Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester.
Professor Mavor is the author of three books: Reading Boyishly: Roland Barthes, J. M. Barrie, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Marcel Proust, and D. W. Winnicott ( 2007); Becoming: The Photographs of Clementina, Viscountess, Hawarden (1999) and Pleasures Taken: Performances of Sexuality and Loss in Victorian Photographs (1995), all published by Duke University Press. Her work has been widely acknowledged and reviewed in publications in the US and UK, including the New Yorker, the Times Literary Supplement and The Village Voice. Currently, she is finishing a novel entitled FUL, and a slim film book entitled Black and Blue.
Shawn Michelle Smith, Associate Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Professor Smith teaches courses on the history and theory of photography and gender and race in visual culture. She is the author of American Archives: Gender, Race, and Class in Visual Culture (Princeton University Press, 1999), Photography on the Color Line: W. E. B. Du Bois, Race, and Visual Culture (Duke University Press, 2004), co-author with Dora Apel of Lynching Photographs (University of California Press, 2007), and co-editor with Maurice Wallace of Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity (Duke University Press, forthcoming 2012).
Toronto Photography Seminar Schedule
Oct. 22, 2010
Workshop paper: “Introduction” to Feeling Photography, Thy Phu and Elspeth Brown.
Butler, Judith. Frames of War: When is Life Grievable? London: Verso Books, 2009.
Nov. 19, 2010
Workshop papers: Deepali Dewan, Dot Tuer, and Carol Zemel.
Jan. 14, 2011
Workshop paper: Sarah Bassnett.
Ranciere, Jacques. Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics. New York: Continuum, 2009. (Selections). Moderated by Dot Tuer.
Feb. 4, 2011
History and Theory special issue on photography, Volume 48, Issue 4 (December 2009).
March 11, 2011
Guest: Carol Mavor, workshop paper.
April 15, 2011
Guest: Shawn Michelle Smith, writing workshop.
June 8/9, 2011