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

New Publication – An Arctic Impressionism? Anna Boberg and the Lofoten Islands

Boats with Nets. Study from Lofoten. (n.d.). Anna Boberg. Oil on canvas mounted on board, 24 x 19.5cm. Collection of the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Image: Linn Ahlgren/Nationalmuseum. A very short excerpt from my chapter in Mapping Impressionist Painting in Transnational Contexts (eds. Emily C. Burns and Alice M. Rudy Price, Routledge 2021), 90. "The dusty pinks … Continue reading New Publication – An Arctic Impressionism? Anna Boberg and the Lofoten Islands

Workshop – The Circumpolar World, 1850-1940: From Scandinavia to North America

I finally get to put this date in my diary! It's all coming together, and looks set to be a really exciting event. Both daunting and thrilling that all of these ideas are starting to manifest and come together. It will be a wonderful afternoon of scintillating conversation and discussion surrounding the art and culture … Continue reading Workshop – The Circumpolar World, 1850-1940: From Scandinavia to North America