Porous boundaries

Art and essays

Edited by Cyril Reade and David Corbett

Porous boundaries
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  • ISBN: 9780719089855
  • Publish Date: Jul 2015
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-8985-5
    • Pages: 232
    • Price: £90.00
    • Published Date: July 2015


    This innovative and exciting volume celebrates the career of Janet Wolff: a highly influential voice in the literature of sociology, cultural studies, visual studies and art history, as well as dance and modernism for several decades. Her work has significantly contributed to the way we view issues as diverse as modernism, the flâneur, British and American art in the early twentieth century, and the gendered literature of modernity.

    The volume contains contributions from a number of Janet Wolff's collaborators and others who are associated with the fields in which she has worked, including Zygmunt Bauman, Walid Raad and Griselda Pollock. The book includes original artworks, memoir and essays inspired by her example and which deal with questions she has discussed. The book will be of interest to academics and postgraduate students in any of these disciplines, as well as those interested by the form of a transatlantic academic career.


    Introduction: Porous boundaries: Art and essays - Cyril Reade and David Peters Corbett
    I. Monroe Avenue Branch, Rochester, New York; The Bakken Library, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Roger Mertin
    II. Michael Ann Holly and Keith Moxey interview with Janet Wolff
    III. 'I photographed an old dinette table.' - Allen Topolski
    IV. Janet Wolff's artists - Howard Singerman
    V. Woman in an Ermine Collar, after Kathleen McEnery Cunningham - Ruth Kessler
    VI. Unprofessional painting: mass observation, modern art, and everyday life - Lucy Curzon
    VII. The Catalogue - Cheryl Sourkes
    VLLL. Creative marginality, collectors of the avant-garde - Vera Zolberg
    IX. Reklame, Partisan Review - RB Kitaj
    X. Dancing with Janet Wolff - Mark Franko
    XI. Days of quiet, days of growth - Nancy Topolski
    XII. Beauty and affect, time and art in our post-traumatic moment - Griselda Pollock
    XIII. Minyan - Cyril Reade
    XIV. New blueprints for knowledge production - Margot Bouman
    XV. Preface to the third edition - Walid Raad
    XVI. A certain modesty, or the ethics of gray - Jackie Stacey
    XVII. Moving Shadows II/Reflections on Crossing LVI - Anne Subercaseaux
    XVIII. Principles of Uncertainty - Joanna Scott
    XIX. Pacific original - Arch Miller
    XX. A few scattered (my own and borrowed) thoughts on the fate of intimacy, friendship and love in our liquid modern age - Zygmunt Bauman
    XXI. Acropolis Revisited - Carl Chiarenza
    XXII. Contributors
    XXIII. Janet Wolff publications


    Cyril Reade is Associate Professor of Art History and Director of the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

    David Peters Corbett is Professor of Art History and American Studies at the University of East Anglia

    Porous boundaries

    Edited by Cyril Reade, David Corbett

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