Kreisher to Present Friday's Faculty Lecture Series

September 13, 2010

Arkell Hall Professor of Art Katharine Kreisher will present this month's Faculty Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Friday, September 17, in Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall.

In Self as Object: Perspectives of Identity, Kreisher will discuss her ongoing self-portrait practice, which "interrogates her own identity and sense of self in the world, and explores how these things can shift, shatter, and reassemble over a lifetime." Kreisher also will present work by other contemporary photo-educators who use self-portraiture, both in their own art-making and as a teaching tool, to explore everything from psychological concerns to racial and body issues to personal narratives to aging.

Kreisher's lecture is the first of eight discussions throughout the 2010-11 academic year focusing on art, literature, mathematics, social movements, chemistry, and history. Faculty members will discuss recent research in their field with members of the Hartwick community. Presenting later this year are Professor of English David Cody, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Min Chung, Assistant Professor of Sociology Cecelia Walsh-Russo, Associate Professor of Chemistry Mark Erickson, Professor of History Peter Wallace, Associate Professor of History Sean Kelley, and Professor of English Thomas Travisano.

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Contact: Jen Moritz
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