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Collaborating at Babel 2014: Thinking Collectively about the Atlantic


Once upon a time (or, rather, sometime two years ago), a nineteenth-century Americanist (Melissa Gniadek) and an Anglo-Saxonist (Donna Beth Ellard) decided to propose a session for BABEL’s October 2014 meeting in Santa Barbara, CA. But what do an Americanist and Anglo-Saxonist have to say to one another? This was precisely the question that first […]

Image of Kiki Smith's Untitled piece (Heart)



I’ve had an obsession with the work of Kiki Smith for some time. I think it was always there, nascent since my first introductory art history course decades ago, but really flourished after I saw a retrospective of her work at SFMOMA in 2005.