"Decolonizing Death (A Letter from a Pillar of Salt)": Decolonizing Scholarship with Hannah Feldman


Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls (View on map )

About the Speaker

Hannah Feldman

Hannah Feldman is associate professor of art history and core faculty in Middle Eastern and North African studies as well as comparative literary studies. Her research, teaching, and advising center on late modern and contemporary art and visual culture. Her first book, From a Nation Torn: Decolonizing Art and Representation in France (Duke University Press, 2014), has been reviewed in over ten national and international publications, including Art Journal, Art Bulletin, and The American Historical Review. The book revises accounts of mid-century French aesthetics to argue for the centrality of decolonization to the contemporaneous theorization of urban space, photography, the public, spectacle, and the very project of writing history.  

About the Series

The Nanovic Institute, with its strategic emphasis on “peripheries” and de-centering the center, is committed to fostering research and teaching that presents European studies in a new light. The Nanovic Institute is pleased to announce that the Decolonizing Scholarship lecture series will continue in the spring 2024 semester. This series will feature scholars from various academic disciplines at the top of their fields engaging issues in disciplines including French and Francophone studies and art history. This semester's speakers join a growing library of insightful presentations from scholars in other fields. All of these past lectures have been recorded and may be viewed in full.

Attend the Event

This event is free and open to the public. 
Lunch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting 30 minutes before the lecture (at 12 p.m.).

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design.