Session 3 | 2023-2024

L’équipe d’Hypothèses est heureuse de vous annoncer la troisième séance de sa programmation pour la saison 2023-2024. Celle-ci se déroulera le mercredi 20 novembre à 17h30 à La Guilde, rue Sherbrooke Ouest!
Intitulée “Femmes modèles et artistes : bodily experience in the painting of Bronzino and Paula Rego”, cette séance propose des conférences de Charlotte Koch (Master’s, Concordia) “Hysteric: Femininity and Pain in Paula Rego’s Possessions” et de Em Steinke (PhD, McGill), “Poetics of the Body in Bronzino’s Portrait of Laura Battiferra”. Dr. Julia Skelly, professeure assistante à Concordia, modèrera la séance.

Poetics of the Body in Bronzino’s Portrait of Laura Battiferra

Em Grisdale is a PhD student at McGill working under the supervision of Dr. Chriscinda Henry. They specialize in the art and visual culture of the Italian Renaissance, with a current focus on the Mannerists of sixteenth-century Florence. Em’s research engages with the construction of gendered bodies and identities in portraiture; they are also interested in the gendered dimensions of Renaissance fashion and textile industries. Em holds a B.A. (Hons.) in Early Modern Studies and English from the University of King’s College, and an M.A. in Art History from McGill, where their research was supported by a SSHRC CGS-M award.

Hysteric: Femininity and Pain in Paula Rego’s Possessions

Charlotte Koch (she/her/elle) is an emerging scholar from Tkaronto/Toronto. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 2022 with a major in Art history and minors in French literature and philosophy. She moved to Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montréal in 2022 to begin her master’s in art history at Concordia University. Her thesis work marries her interest in art, literature, and philosophy by examining the politics of representations of women’s pain in Paula Rego’s series of paintings titled « Possessions I-VII » (2004). Her research more broadly focuses on the aesthetics of psychoanalysis, monumentality and history painting. Charlotte has also had extensive involvement with Hart House and the Art Museum at the University of Toronto and hopes to continue her gallery work while pursuing further academic study.

Dr. Julia Skelly

Dr. Julia Skelly is a specialist in nineteenth-century British art, queer/feminist art, ethics and photography, global contemporary art, craft, textiles, excess, decadence, and addiction. Her publications include Wasted Looks: Addiction and British Visual Culture, 1751-1919 (Ashgate, 2014), The Uses of Excess in Visual and Material Culture, 1600–2010 (Ashgate, 2014), Radical Decadence: Excess in Contemporary Feminist Textiles and Craft (Bloomsbury, 2017), and Skin Crafts: Affect, Violence and Materiality in Global Contemporary Art (Bloomsbury, 2022). Skelly’s next book, Intersecting Threads: Cloth in Contemporary Queer, Feminist and Anti-Racist Art, is under advance contract with Bloomsbury Academic. Skelly is Assistant Professor (LTA) in the Department of Art History at Concordia University.