The Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt
1 May 2010 at 18:00, CAC, Vilnius
Janet Wolff: The Question of a Sociological Poetics: metaphors, models and theory
Janet Wolff is Professor of Cultural Sociology and the director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts at the University of Manchester. She was the founding director of the Centre for Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, where she taught from 1973 to 1987. She was Director of the PhD program in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University Rochester, New York (1991-2001), and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Columbia University (2001-2006). She has written substantially on the sociology of art and culture, aspects of cultural production, gender, modernity, and early twentieth-century art. Her books include Hermeneutic Philosophy and the Sociology of Art (Routledge and Kegan Paul, London 1975), The Social Production of Art (Macmillan, London 1981), Aesthetics and the Sociology of Art (Allen & Unwin, London 1983), Feminine Sentences: Essays on Women and Culture (Polity Press and the University of California Press 1990), Resident Alien: Feminist Cultural Criticism (Polity Press and Yale University Press 1995), AngloModern: Painting and Modernity in England and the U.S. (Cornell University Press 2003) and The Aesthetics of Uncertainty (New York: Columbia University Press, 2008)
The public lecture is organised by the European Humanities University and Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius.