Music, Image and Silence — Studies in Comparative Literatures and the Arts Colloquium 2012

March 2, 2012

’Stirring’ Rests: Musico-Philosophical Silence in Henry and William James and Elizabeth Bishop (podcast)
May Peckham is a Ph. D. candidate in English at Washington University in St. Louis, working in the field of transatlantic modernism. She is interested in the ways music of the modernist era encourages productive techniques of auditory attunement, and locates similar sonic insistences in the texts of William and Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and a constellation of Harlem Renaissance authors.

How to Write Silence (podcast)
David Griffin is an Instructor at the Ontario College of Art and Design where his areas of expertise are Painting, Drawing and Sound. He received his Ph. D. at The Glasgow School of Art, his MFA at The Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, NY and his BFA at the Parsons School of Design in NYC. He has also received numerous awards: First Prize, Archives of the Government of Ontario (2003); Celebration of Ontario Artists, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto ON.

Introducing the Painter/Composer M.K Ciurlionis (podcast)
Greta Berman was a Chester Dale Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.C., from 1979-80. Author of The Lost Years: Mural Painting in New York City Under the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project, 1935-1943 (1978), she has co-organized exhibitions of American Realist art in West Berlin, 1980-81. She is a specialist in 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings and in interrelationship between music and the visual arts. She taught art history at SUNY-Stony Brook from 1970-79 and has been a faculty member at the Juilliard School since 1979.

Painted Sounds: Charles E. Burchfield’s Synesthetic Sensibilities (podcast)
Nancy Weekly is Head of Collections for the Burchfield Penney Art Centre at Buffalo State College, where she is also the Charles Carey Rumsey Curator. Three of her publications include: Charles E. Burchfield: The Sacred Woods (2010); Sensory Crossovers: Synesthesia in American Art Sharyn R. Udall (Author), Nancy Weekly (Contributor) (2010); Anne Currier: Sculptures. Nancy Weekly, Mary McInnes and Helen W. Drutt English (2006).

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