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Conference – Nordic Nature: Art, Ecology, Landscape

Dates: 16-18th June, 2022 Time: 8.45-18.00CETVenue: KODE Art Museums & Composer Homes/University Museum of Bergen Organisers: Dr. Isabelle Gapp, Dr. Tonje Haugland-Sørensen, MaryClaire PappasVirtual & In-Person. Free to Attend. Keynote speaker: Dr. Gry Hedin, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art This three-day conference at KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes/University of Bergen looks to foreground new … Continue reading Conference – Nordic Nature: Art, Ecology, Landscape

New Publication – Water in the Wilderness: The Group of Seven and the Coastal Identity of Lake Superior

A very brief excerpt from my paper, “Water in the Wilderness: The Group of Seven and the Coastal Identity of Lake Superior,” Journal of Canadian Studies 55, no.3 (2021): 590-620. DOI: 10.3138/jcs-2020-0049: “Wilderness is often regarded as a “northern” experience. It suggests rugged hinterlands, going off the beaten track, and being removed from civilization. It … Continue reading New Publication – Water in the Wilderness: The Group of Seven and the Coastal Identity of Lake Superior

New Publication – A Woman in the Far North: Anna Boberg and the Norwegian Glacial Landscape

A short excerpt from my paper “A Woman in the Far North: Anna Boberg and the Norwegian Glacial Landscape” published in Kunst og Kultur (02/2021): “In a photograph of the Swedish painter Anna Boberg (1864–1935) she stands before a vast expanse of ice that is the Øksfjordjøkelen (or Øksfjord glacier), her easel in front of … Continue reading New Publication – A Woman in the Far North: Anna Boberg and the Norwegian Glacial Landscape

Exhibition Talk – The Myth of Wilderness and Ecology of Lake Superior’s North Shore

I was delighted to give a talk for the SCHIRN Kunsthalle Frankfurt impulse lecture series, as part of the programming surrounding their exhibition: Magnetic North. Imagining Canada in Painting 1910-1940. Here, I offer an alternative perspective on the commonly-adopted national and wilderness narratives surrounding the Canadian Group of Seven, and instead consider their coastal lake-scapes … Continue reading Exhibition Talk – The Myth of Wilderness and Ecology of Lake Superior’s North Shore

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