Bucknell hosts intercollegiate art history symposium


LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University will host its first ever Intercollegiate Art History Symposium March 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.

Two Bucknell art majors will join students from five other institutions — Bloomsburg University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Lycoming College, and Pennsylvania State University — in presenting research papers.

According to Roger Rothman, Samuel H. Kress Assistant Professor of Art History at Bucknell, the students were selected by the members of the art history faculty at their respective institutions for the depth of their research and sophistication of their analysis.

The program, which is open to the public, is as follows:

Session 1: 9:30 — 11:30 a.m.

Carlye Warren, Bucknell, A Lonely Eroticism: The Pregnant Female Body in the Sketches of Egon Schiele;

Sarah Jean Selzer, Penn State, Empty Promises: Sex and Simulacrum in Edgar Degas' "After the Bath, Woman Drying Herself";

Erin C. Downs, Lycoming College, The Williamsport Sculpture Project;

Emily Bates, Penn State, Artistic Warfare: Tactical Media's Mission Failure.

Session 2: 1:30 — 3:30 p.m.

Kathleen Clinton, Lehigh, The Desensitization of Houses;

Erica Walker, Bloomsburg, The Emergence of Textile Revolution: An Exploration of the Genroku Era Kimono;

Jennifer D. Elliot, Lehigh, Herrnhut and the Moravian Settlement of North America;

Sarah Hughes, Lycoming College, The Iconography of Williamsport Churches: The Windows of Covenant Central

Session 3: 3:45 —5:45 p.m.

Stephanie Rosman, Lafayette College, The Second Commandment and Jewish Iconography: A Case of the Stained Glass Windows in the Sanctuary of Congregation Beth Israel;

Adrienne Bateson, Bloomsburg University, Politics, Authority and Gender in Selected Portraits of Elizabeth I;

Lindsey Calla, Lafayette College, Dress and a Legacy of Wealth in Fifteenth-Century Florentine Portraits of Women;

Jenevieve DeLosSantos, Bucknell, Coining a Likeness: An Exploration of the Use of Numismatics in Identifying Cleopatra Imagery.

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Story posted March 22, 2006

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