Division of Arts and Cultures

Welcome to our Division

What makes good problem solvers? What sets students on the road to the creative and effective leadership needed to meet today’s challenges the world over? At DAC, we believe the answer lies in the knowledge and confidence imparted in a liberal arts model that practices and instills out-of-the-box thinking and problem-solving; one that understands that critical thinking, creativity, nuanced analysis and expression, and the ability to work across disciplines are central to generate innovative solutions to global issues.

DAC is at once one of the most challenging and supportive places to study Art History and Visual Culture, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, languages, and the creative industries. Our students learn from professors who are experts in the fields to teach in majors that are interdisciplinary in their approach and rigorous in their methodologies. While we ask a lot of our students we also assist them every step of the way as they develop discipline specific knowledge, hone their research and critical thinking skills, dive into their creativity, polish their academic writing, and learn new languages.

Students with degrees from DAC have gone on to graduate school to further deepen their studies; they work in NGOs, development aid, museums and galleries, and all types of media; they have pursued opportunities as cultural leaders, entrepreneurs, journalists, teachers, media experts, professors, publishers, and lawyers.

Division Chair

Chair of the Academic Division of Arts and Cultures

Ph.D. Princeton University
M.A. Princeton University
B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, Office 6
Phone: +41 91 986 36 53
Email: cwiedmer@fus.edu

Caroline Wiedmer

HIGHLIGHTS

A Gallery of Dancing Gestures

At the beginning of the 20th century, a community settled at Monte Verità in Ascona, advocating for an alternate way of life to be conducted in harmony with nature. The countercultural project became a magnet for experimental and progressive practices, aiming to disrupt inherited social hierarchies, and to foster a liberation of mind and body. Performative gestures were of particular  importance in the search of a new freedom, exemplified in the development of radical modern dance associated with figures such as Rudolf Laban and Isadora Duncan.

 

The story and aspirations of Monte Verità are explored this year by the Lugano Arte e Cultura Dance Project – to which Franklin University is associated –  culminating in a series of performances created by contemporary choreographers Annie Hanauer, Lea Moro, and Virginie Brunelle. In parallel to the LAC Dance Project, the works presented by the VCA course on Creative Practices engage with the history of Monte Verità in Ascona, as a cradle of modern dance and inspiration for alternate social, political and environmental construction. Through diverse mediums ranging from the performative, drawing and painting, photography and video, design, publication and writing, the works propose a journey into embodied awareness and collective consciousness.  

With contributions from Ana Centeno Diaz, Aurora Nelson, Beth Paolini, Calysta Warner, Cameron Rodriguez, Daniela Perezchica-Trancoso, Grace Bacon, Grace Meller, Gretchen Manderfeld, Josephine Gammill, Lara DeCastecker, Morgan Carlson, Noah Guerin, Sydney Ruth, and Zoe Jordan. 

FEATURED PUBLICATION

Education for Sustainable Development

Who owns Sustainable Development Goals? The easy answer up until now has typically been Science and Economics. The former aims to monitor climate change and solutions to sustainability while preserving our lifestyle: the progress in renewable energy is a good example. The latter seeks to finance science and find new business models. But so far they have not been able to halt climate change or bring about lasting sustainability. In brief, both natural science and economics must reinvent themselves to be part of a new way of thinking.

This new way of thinking cannot happen on its own, and more and more it has become clear that the social sciences, the humanities and the natural sciences must work together to be effective. Arts, humanities and social sciences should have a seat in society’s new sustainable organizations, based on the fact that the human must be in the middle of our investigations and that Earth is finite, like its resources. Rather than focus on the tools we specific disciplines offer us, we should allow the problems to dictate the tools we use to understand and design solutions. Because if we do not understand this, the new scientific and economic models will not gain the widespread acceptance they deserve. 

These are the underlining thoughts of the policy paper by Professors Christoph Kueffer and Caroline Wiedmer, Co-Directors of the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainable Futures (CJSF) at Franklin University Switzerland. The paper is both a manifesto of the roles of humanities and social sciences in preserving the planet and of the need for universities like Franklin, with its liberal arts curriculum and its transdisciplinary, place-based pedagogy. The moral of the story is that the liberal arts and science should become allies for the greater good, rather than being mutually exclusive ways to describe the universe.

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Students & Alumni

Daniela Baiardi '20

Graduated from FUS magna cum laude with a double major in Art History and Visual Culture and Visual Communication Arts and a Minor in Media Production and Publishing and gave the valedictorian speech to her class. Her background and interests are indicative of what makes Franklin a truly unique place. Born right next door to our campus in Sorengo, her family immediately moved to Nigeria and as a child already traveled to Niger, Ghana, and Benin before entering school. She returned to Europe for two years of middle school in Strasbourg and finished high school in Bern and now officially resides between Sorengo and Bogotà. Daniela currently is a MA student in the Master in History and Theory of Art and Architecture (MSTAA) at the Università della Svizzera Italiana USI and has obtained one of the most competitive internships in the Arts at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice where she currently resides.

 

Jonathan Bystrowski '22

Current student in his senior year majoring in SJS and minoring in CLCS. He is writing a thesis in creating, fostering and maintaining community health. Jonathan is also currently serving as the president of the Student Government Association putting his ideas about community health into practice with programming that fosters health among our own community.

Our Faculty

The faculty in the Division of Arts and Cultures is diverse and interdisciplinary with expertise in a wide number of fields including Art History, Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature and Sustainability Studies. Research and curricular planning have been directed by faculty focus on social, cultural, environmental sustainabilities, and manifold interests in creative practices.

Division Chair

Chair of the Academic Division of Arts and Cultures

Ph.D. Princeton University
M.A. Princeton University
B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, Office 6
Phone: +41 91 986 36 53
Email: cwiedmer@fus.edu

Caroline Wiedmer

Full-time Faculty

Professor, Art History and Visual Communication

Ph.D. (with distinction) Columbia University
M.Phil. Columbia University
M.A. Columbia University
B.A. University of Toronto
Interior Design Diploma, International Academy of Design
Foundations in Design Thinking Certificate, IDEO-U
Advanced Design Thinking Certificate, IDEO-U

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, Office 14
Phone: +41 91 986 36 64
Email: jfassl@fus.edu

Johanna Fassl

Associate Professor, Italian and Comparative Literary & Cultural studies

Ph.D. The University of Chicago
M.A. The University of Chicago
B.A. Connecticut College

Office: Kaletsch Campus, Office 6
Phone: +41 91 986 53 17
Email: fferrari@fus.edu

Fabio Ferrari

Associate Professor, Art History and Visual Communication

Ph.D. Université Paris X
M.A. Université Paris X
B.A. Université Paris X

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, Office 15
Phone: +41 91 986 36 51
Email: ggee@fus.edu

Gabriel Gee

CO-Director of ALP (Academic Literacies Program)

M.A. Monterey Institute of International Studies
B.A. University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Office: Villa, Kaletsch Campus, Office 7
Phone: +41 91 985 22 98
Email: tmackenzie@fus.edu

Tracie Mac Kenzie

Professor, French

Ph.D. New York University, USA
M.A. University of Oregon, USA
Maîtrise d’anglais Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, Office 3 
Phone: +41 91 986 36 33
Email: psaveau@fus.edu

Patrick Saveau

Instructor, Art History and Studio Art

Ph.D. The University of Chicago, USA
M.A. The University of Chicago, USA
B.F.A. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Dottore, Istituto Universitario di Lingue Moderne, Feltre (BL), Italy
Diploma Conservatorio di Novara, Italy

Office: Kaletsch Campus, Graduate Studies
Phone: +41 91 985 22 69
Email: czdanski@fus.edu

Clarice Zdanski

Part-time Faculty

Adjunct Professor, Philosophy

Ph.D. Cambridge University, UK
M.A. Hons. Cambridge University, UK
RSA Certificate, English Language Teaching to Adults, Newnham Language Centre, Cambridge, UK

Office: Kaletsch Campus, Office 7
Phone: +41 91 985 22 91
Email: cdawson@fus.edu

Christopher Dawson

Adjunct Lecturer, Academic Literacies Program (ALP)

M.A. Hons English Language and Literature, Glasgow University, Scotland
CTEFLA Newnham Language Center, Cambridge, UK
MLlitt English Language Teaching, University of Dundee, Scotland

Office: Kaletsch Campus, Office 7
Phone: +41 91 985 22 91
Email: idawson@fus.edu

Iona Dawson

Adjunct Lecturer, Modern Languages (Italian)

Master of Arts, University Basel, Switzerland
M.A. (Phil.I) and Swiss High School Teacher Certificate from FHNW

Office: Kaletsch Campus, Office 4
Phone: +41 91 986 53 07
Email: odellacroce@fus.edu

Olivia Della Croce

Adjunct Professor, Modern Languages

Ph.D., University of Florence, Italy
Laurea quadriennale, University of Siena, Italy

Office: Kaletsch Campus, Office 4
Phone: +41 91 986 53 07
Email: sgiulivi@fus.edu

Sara Giulivi

Adjunct Professor, German language

StR’. Staatsexamen in Germanistik (German language and literature),Universität Essen,
Staatsexamen in Kunst( modern art and history of art), Universität Essen Germany

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 5
Email: bheinkel@fus.edu

Barbara Heinkel Pennati

Adjunct Lecturer of Modern Languages (Italian)

Ph.D. Insubria University, Italy (ongoing)
B.A. Franklin University Switzerland

Office: Kaletsch Campus, Office 4
Phone: +41 91 986 53 07
E-mail: amottale@fus.edu

Ariane Mottale

Coordinator of Digital Pedagogy Initiatives and the WLC
Adjunct Professor, Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Ph.D., University of Manchester, UK
M.A., University of Otago, Aotearoa-New Zealand
B.A. (Double Hons), University of Otago, Aotearoa-New Zealand

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, Office 1
Phone: +41 91 986 36 31
Email: kroy@fus.edu

Kate Roy

Adjunct Professor, Music History

Ph.D. University of Vienna, Austria
M.A. National Music Academy Bucharest, Romania
B.A. National Music Academy Bucharest, Romania

Office: Kaletsch Campus, Faculty Office 2
Phone: +41 91 986 53 23
Email: htrebicimarin@fus.edu

Hrisanta Trebici Marin
Our Highlights

Our faculty publish volumes, attend and organize conferences, arrange workshops and guest lectures, creating new knowledge, learning opportunities and initiatives for the University and their students. In addition, they are award winning dedicated academics who further contribute to their field of expertise and enhance their skills and competences.

A Gallery of Dancing Gestures

At the beginning of the 20th century, a community settled at Monte Verità in Ascona, advocating for an alternate way of life to be conducted in harmony with nature. The countercultural project became a magnet for experimental and progressive practices, aiming to disrupt inherited social hierarchies, and to foster a liberation of mind and body. Performative gestures were of particular  importance in the search of a new freedom, exemplified in the development of radical modern dance associated with figures such as Rudolf Laban and Isadora Duncan.

 

The story and aspirations of Monte Verità are explored this year by the Lugano Arte e Cultura Dance Project – to which Franklin University is associated –  culminating in a series of performances created by contemporary choreographers Annie Hanauer, Lea Moro, and Virginie Brunelle. In parallel to the LAC Dance Project, the works presented by the VCA course on Creative Practices engage with the history of Monte Verità in Ascona, as a cradle of modern dance and inspiration for alternate social, political and environmental construction. Through diverse mediums ranging from the performative, drawing and painting, photography and video, design, publication and writing, the works propose a journey into embodied awareness and collective consciousness.  

With contributions from Ana Centeno Diaz, Aurora Nelson, Beth Paolini, Calysta Warner, Cameron Rodriguez, Daniela Perezchica-Trancoso, Grace Bacon, Grace Meller, Gretchen Manderfeld, Josephine Gammill, Lara DeCastecker, Morgan Carlson, Noah Guerin, Sydney Ruth, and Zoe Jordan. 

Lugano Dance Project | AC Division

FUS Students have further opportunities to engage with the Lugano Dance Project through the pilot course in Creative Practices (a pilot for a new upcoming major in the Division of Arts & Culture). The course takes the performing art and the historical framework of the Tessin dancing legacies as a common ground to approach creativity, which the students are asked to respond to in a personal practice-based project using a medium/a of their own choosing. These personal projects are finalized at the end of April, early May.

POWER | Community and Communication

On 20 April 2022 at 19:00 in the Kaletsch Conference Room, DEI and the Division of Arts and Cultures (DAC) hosted the committee’s fifth and final university-wide POWER dialogue event of the academic year.

The themes we focused on are community and communication: two intersecting topics that have been flagged as requiring deeper exploration through open, university-wide exchange.

Feeling empowered to confidently speak up and speak out through civil discourse, with all community members, is a practice we at DEI continue to strongly support.

What purpose does the POWER dialogue series serve at our university?

 

DEI would like to recognize here how Franklin’s Office of Student Life, in particular, has helped pave the way, for all university stakeholders, on how to turn words into action. The OSL been extremely responsive to taking on board concerns raised during dialogue events and has distinguished itself in campus leadership by providing concrete solutions and in communicating their solutions clearly through multiple channels. We want to recognize the specific efforts of the OSL at the start of our final dialogue event.

The dialogue forum encourages questions of all kinds as they relate to DEI innovation, the expression of concerns, recognition of achievements, gratitude for institutional improvements, constructive criticism, new ideas for how to move forward.

DEI wants to hear from you, the FUS community, all of you, about what makes our diverse learning community unique. We want to hear what changes you - as student, staff or faculty - would recommend for strengthening the Franklin community through innovative communication efforts.

CLCS and MUS Classes | Filarmonica Della Scala concert at LAC

CLCS and MUS Classes | Filarmonica Della Scala concert at LAC

Students of the CLCS and MUS classes, together with Prof. Hrisanta Marin, attended a concert by the Filarmonica Della Scala at the Lugano Art Center on Sunday, February 6. The concert was directed by Andris Nelsons and featured pieces from Richard Wagner's Lohengrin and Parsifal, followed by the execution of Ludwig Van Beethoven's Symphony No7 in A major, Op. 92. 

Film Studies Minor | Arpi Khachatryan

One of our Film Studies Minor's students, Arpi Khachatryan, has been entering her films into cinematic festivals and is earning growing recognition. "10 Days of Cinephilia" (2020), filmed in the FUS residence halls during lockdown, was a Semi-Finalist at Baliwood Bali - World Independent Short Film Awards. "Don't Trust Tarkovsky" (2021), the Honors project for Professor Ferrari’s CLCS 230 Science Fiction and Film class became a Finalist at the Paris International Short Festival; a Semi-Finalist at Hollywood International Golden Age Festival.

 

Arpi was also recognized with the Best Female Student Director award at Tokyo Shorts. Arpi recently declared her CLCS major is currently working on “Nothingness Overdose” for “Performing Happiness,” the CLCS first-year seminar for which she is the Academic Mentor.

Congratulations, Arpi! We are all looking forward to your leadership role in CLCS 370, Advanced Reading Film, together with Leo Williams, another creative practitioner majoring in Visual Communication Arts, who currently applying to some very prestigious graduate programs in Film for next year. Good luck to both of you, and also to Alex Nuñez who is working on compiling his Film Studies senior portfolio! We are very proud of our DAC student accomplishments and plan on a public screening of FUS Film Minor student work during the University Day celebrations next Spring.

Symposium: Retooling Knowledge

The Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainable Futures organized and hosted the three-day international symposium “Retooling Knowledge: Sustainable Development Goals from the Perspective of the Environmental Humanities,” funded by the Swiss Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities (SAGW), the Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology (SAGUF), The Environmental Studies Department of the University of Zurich, and FUS.

 

The Environmental Humanities are a growing movement towards integrative and problem-oriented research for societal transformation rooted in the critical social sciences, humanities, and arts. At the same time, sustainability research and the SDGs are gaining importance in academia across the globe. 

Against this background, the conference had two main objectives:

- to foster reflection about the relevance of the critical social sciences, humanities, and arts for a societal process towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
- to strengthen existing networks and initiatives of the Environmental Humanities (and related approaches) in Switzerland and to build new ones.

Language-in-Action Initiatives and DAC Innovation

Because of Franklin’s focus on global learning, the university naturally attracts first-year students who already speak more than one language fluently. It isn’t uncommon in the FUS classroom to hear students speaking among themselves in Arabic, Russian, or Spanish. Different English accents, from India to Ireland, also characterize the distinctively FUS classroom experience.

The Division of Arts and Cultures celebrates linguistic diversity at the global level, while asking all students to focus on a Swiss language. This fosters local integration and opens doors for numerous opportunities, such as internships, grants for graduate study and professional networking. The student investment in the Swiss language pays off in many ways, and our alumni have been wonderful in sharing their stories with us at DAC about exactly how learning German, French and Italian at Franklin positively impacted their lives in ways they never would have expected.

 

To achieve our language Core learning objectives in a distinctively FUS way, Swiss language teaching embraces different methodologies; with digital literacy innovation and experiential learning having increasingly taken shape in both the pre-pandemic and pandemic years.

The Italian program is particularly proud of its project-based initiatives and Travel courses. Last Fall, Professor Ferrari’s ITA 100T students spent a week in Naples and the Amalfi coast and researched topics that ranged from cuisine and culture to fashion and street art.

Back on campus, all ITA 100-301 feature multimedia and/or “tandem” projects, where FUS students have been partnered with other Italian-language students studying in Switzerland, and elsewhere at other European universities such as the American College of Greece.

The underlying principle in DAC is to take language learning out of the classroom, and translate skill acquisition into action whenever possible, with an eye to interdisciplinarity to amplify both our instructors’ professional expertise and the broader learning goals of our students.

Professor Giulivi’s research in theater arts and language pedagogy has brought her to frame her student projects around both music and voice, in collaboration with Professor Marin; while Professor Della Croce is currently experimenting with short story adaptation and video making.

Professor Mottale draws inspiration from an existing Lugano-based digital project that maps and investigates the history of local landmarks; Professor Targa-Cerclé asks her students to publish an online Italian-language newspaper focusing on local history, culture and current events.

DAC also offers intensive language learning and culture experiences in Zurich, organized by Professor Wiedmer, and summer study in Morocco, with Professor Saveau. Professor Roy’s research includes translation studies: "she coordinates digital learning and the language tutoring program at Franklin," in addition to having successfully piloted our first interim J-Term class (now in its second year), “Halls of Mirrors,” on translation theory and practice.

Please feel free to inquire about any of these “language in action” initiatives by contacting the DAC Division Chairs or writing directly to our instructors.

Centre for Environmental Justice and Sustainable Futures

Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainable Futures supports research, teaching, and community activities at the intersection of cultural practices and the environment. The center was launched in September 2021 with the three-day international symposium “Retooling Knowledge: Sustainable Development Goals from the Perspective of the Environmental Humanities.” Join us in Zurich to learn more about sustainability in the urban context in a full semester program.

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Academic Literacies Program

The goal of the Academic Literacies Program (ALP) is to help students become articulate and culturally aware writers. In order to respond to the needs of all Franklin students, regardless of background or experience in academic writing, ALP courses focus on effective writing,  critical and analytical thinking, and learning strategies. ALP houses the WTG courses, which range from introductory to advanced academic writing;  WTG 150 Crossing Borders comprises the first step in the 4-course Franklin Academic Writing Requirement. ALP also works closely with the Writing and Learning Center.

Writing and Learning Center

Franklin University Switzerland's Writing and Learning Center (WLC) also falls under DAC’s auspices. The WLC provides an inclusive virtual and actual space to support students of all levels and backgrounds to build on and make the most of their academic experience, aiming to foster students’ active writing and engaged learning at every stage of their university careers. The WLC space, and its enthusiastic staff (student tutors, many from DAC itself, trained in non-directive peer-tutoring) provide resources, tutorials, workshops, and class visits that support the student learning experience in writing (in all subject areas), languages, quantitative literacy, and general study skills.

SWB | Scholarships Without Borders

DAC co-chairs Caroline Wiedmer and Johanna Fassl founded SWB in 2015 when Europe was experiencing streams of migrants in the wake of the shattered Arab Spring revolutions: “We just felt that we had to do something in order to make a contribution to give the ones who have lost everything a second chance in life and so we founded SWB with the help of a FUS alum from Syria.” SWB collaborates with Ticino NGOs and the Canton to provide fully-funded scholarships to refugee students in Switzerland. The first graduate received a BA in Economics and Management in 2020 and currently there are two more students in the program. “We are so happy that we can make a difference in at least some lives. We have a great support system here at Franklin through our administration and our students who volunteer at SWB for tutoring, conversations, and all sorts of events. This provides good energy, currently we are involved in a larger project to help Afghan women.”

Our Publications

Our many faculty members’ publications range from academic journals, case studies, scholarly writings, book chapters and more with a cross-disciplinary perspective. They conduct innovative and pioneering research, spanning diverse insights, integration, and application while being actively engaged in the creation of intellectual exchange and education.

Highlighted

Education for Sustainable Development

Who owns Sustainable Development Goals? The easy answer up until now has typically been Science and Economics. The former aims to monitor climate change and solutions to sustainability while preserving our lifestyle: the progress in renewable energy is a good example. The latter seeks to finance science and find new business models. But so far they have not been able to halt climate change or bring about lasting sustainability. In brief, both natural science and economics must reinvent themselves to be part of a new way of thinking.

This new way of thinking cannot happen on its own, and more and more it has become clear that the social sciences, the humanities and the natural sciences must work together to be effective. Arts, humanities and social sciences should have a seat in society’s new sustainable organizations, based on the fact that the human must be in the middle of our investigations and that Earth is finite, like its resources. Rather than focus on the tools we specific disciplines offer us, we should allow the problems to dictate the tools we use to understand and design solutions. Because if we do not understand this, the new scientific and economic models will not gain the widespread acceptance they deserve. 

These are the underlining thoughts of the policy paper by Professors Christoph Kueffer and Caroline Wiedmer, Co-Directors of the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainable Futures (CJSF) at Franklin University Switzerland. The paper is both a manifesto of the roles of humanities and social sciences in preserving the planet and of the need for universities like Franklin, with its liberal arts curriculum and its transdisciplinary, place-based pedagogy. The moral of the story is that the liberal arts and science should become allies for the greater good, rather than being mutually exclusive ways to describe the universe.

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Maritime Poetics: From Coast to Hinterland

A new publication on contemporary artistic research related to maritime and global transformations.

In the past fifty years, port cities around the world have experienced considerable changes to their morphologies and their identities. The increasing intensification of global networks and logistics, and the resulting pressure on human societies and earthly environments have been characteristic of the rise of a ‘planetary age.’

The volume “Maritime Poetics: from Coast To Hinterland” arose from a scholarly and artistic encounter, organized by TETI Group in 2018 in parallel to the exhibition “Hinterland: the eyes of the lighthouse, blood as a rover”, at Corner College, Zurich, curated by Professors Gabriel N. Gee and Anne-Laure Franchette.

 

It argues that contemporary artistic practices and critical poetics trace an alternate construction of the imaginaries and aspirations of our present societies at the crossroads of sea and land, considering complex pasts and interconnected histories, transnational flux, as well as material and immaterial borders.

Structured in four parts – Work and Leisure in the Port City; Commerce; Metabolic Pressure; and Dreamscapes – the publication brings together texts by scholars and artists, reflecting on contemporary artistic research and cultural narratives related to maritime and global transformations.

Professors Gabriel N. Gee and Caroline Wiedmer are both faculty members at Franklin University Switzerland. Professor Gee holds a PhD in contemporary art history from the Université Paris-X and teaches contemporary art history and theory, while Professor Wiedmer holds a PhD in comparative literature from Princeton University and teaches comparative literature, film studies, and cultural studies.

The encounter as well as the publication have received the support of the Swiss Research Foundation.

“Maritime Poetics: from Coast To Hinterland” is available in open access on Transcript’s website; it can also be purchased in print through the publishing house.

Codex

Professor Hrisanta Trebici-Marin (reference to AHT-VC, CLCS) publishes a new volume, entitled Codex, representing the result of several years of research on the original Byzantine manuscript from the eleventh century held at the Austrian National Library (ÖNB). In it, she presents the typology of the liturgical manuscript Theologicus Graecus 33 and focuses on the hagiographical and the musicological aspects of the content. The manuscript is a menaion – a special collection of hymns and various liturgical texts composed in the calendar's chronology.

Prof. Gabriel Gee in Mobile Soils

Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Communications Gabriel Gee has recently coedited a collection of essays reflecting on the mobile ground beneath our feet, questioning the soil as both material and narrative in our interconnected territories: Mobile Soils. Texts by artists, curators, historians, engineers, environmental scientists, architects, gardeners and poets peer into the bright and dark worlds of the underground, look at memories and resilience on the ground, industry, migration and spectral presences on the overground. Throughout, authors revisit their own practice confronted to present earthly attachments and ecological pressure.

 

This publication is the first one of TETI Press, set up by Professor Gee himself. TETI Press furthers the activity of TETI Group through publications engaging with industrial and cultural transformations of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Mobile Soils also also features an essay of Franklin Co-Chair of the academic division of Arts and Cultures, Professor Caroline Wiedmer, as well as an interview of Franklin Chair of the academic division of Environment, Math, Psychology and Health Professor Brack Hale by Moriah Simonds, class of 21.

Other relevant Publications

2018

Gee G.N & Vogelaar A. eds, Changing representations of nature and the city: the 1960s -1970s and their legacies, London, New York: Routledge, 2018.

A. Nocentini, S. Sarti & G. Warden, Acque Sacre, culto Etrusco sull’Appennino Toscano Florence: Consiglio regionale della Toscana, 2018

Gee G.N, “Painting within itself: the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition”, Journal of contemporary painting, Issue 2, Vol.4, October 2018, pp.345-61.

2017

Gee, G.N, ed., “From loss to survivals: on the transmission and reconstruction of artistic gestures”, Intervalla, Vol. 5, 2017

Gee, G.N. Art in the North of England. 1979-2008, London, New York, Routledge: an Ashgate book, 2017.

2015

Fassl, J. & Wiedmer C., eds, “Trauma, abstraction and creativity”, Intervalla, Vol.2, 2015

Zdanski, C. "Finding the Place of Art in Society: The Value of On-site, Hands-on Experience in Art Education in the Digital Age," The International Journal of the Arts in Society: Annual Review, Volume 9 (June 2015) 

Gee, G.N. “From stone to flesh: the deconstruction and reconstruction of the British monument” in Monument et modernité dans l’art et la littérature britanniques et américains, Marc Porée & Christine Savinel, eds, Paris, Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2015.

2010

Fassl, J. Sacred Eloquence: Giambattista Tiepolo and the Rhetoric of the Altarpiece. Boston University Series of "Studies in Early Modern European Culture." New York and Bern, 2010

2004

G. Warden, Greek Vase Painting: Form, Figure, and Narrative, Dallas: Meadows Museum and Southern Methodist University Press, 2004.