Daniel Magilow Presents Work in Progress to CAAS

Our next meeting will be Monday, November 2nd, at 3:30. Daniel Magilow will present from a work in progress, titled “Beyond the Mimetic Imperative: Recent Trends in Holocaust Film.”

Dr. Magilow is a recent (May 2015) Quest Scholar of the Week, and his most recent work is a co-authored book, titled Holocaust Representations in History: An Introduction. From his UTK bio:

Dr. Magilow’s research interests include Holocaust Studies, Weimar Germany, and the History of Photography. He is the author, editor, and translator of several books, including The Photography of Crisis: The Photo Essays of Weimar Germany (The Pennylvania State University Press, 2012), Nazisploitation!: The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Culture and Cinema (co-edited with Elizabeth Bridges and Kristin T. Vander Lugt, Continuum Books, 2011) and In Her Father’s Eyes: A Childhood Extinguished by the Holocaust (Rutgers University Press, 2008). He has also published several articles about atrocity photography, Holocaust memorials, exile literature, and German film. He serves as the Book Review Editor and Managing Editor of the Journal of Jewish Identities.

Dr. Magilow has received several awards and grants for his work, notably a DAAD Research Grant in 1999-2000, a teaching award from the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni, multiple grants from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, a “Best Article of the Year” Award from the American Association of Teachers of German, and in 2009, The University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Award for Professional Promise in Research and Creative Achievement.

Refreshments will be provided. See you there!


Reading Colloquy on Monday

On October 5 at 3:30 pm, the CAAS Research Seminar will meet for its monthly meeting in Melrose and its first Reading Colloquy, led by Amy Elias. We’ll read a sheaf of articles concerning “Accelerationism” and “Accelerationist aesthetics.”  Coffee provided! Inquiries can be directed to aelias2@utk.edu.

Jered Sprecher Presents Work to CAAS


On September 14, Jered Sprecher will give a talk about his own work in Room 111, Art and Architecture Building.

Having earned an MFA in Painting at the School of Art & Art History at The University of Iowa, Sprecher was 2013 Artist-in-Residence at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship,  was Artist-in-Residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, Ireland, and served as Contributing Artist for the Artist Pension Trust in NY, NY.  Some of his most recent solo exhibitions include

  • The Hollow that Echoes, Gallery Protocol, Gainesville, FL (2015)
  • Half Moon Maker, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA  (2014)
  • Beats/Breaks, Staple Goods, New Orleans, LA
  • Stacking Stones, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
  • Jered Sprecher , Locker Plant at the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX (2013)
  • I Always Lie, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY (2013)

Sprecher notes at his website,  “My work is based in an eclectic aesthetic. My paintings extract elements from the high  and low of visual culture. This culture and crush of images is in constant flux. My paintings hold no single allegiance, but are constantly shifting from one form of representation to another. The paintings function as sources of both inductive and deductive image making processes. In our day-to-day life, one is seldom afforded the time to comprehend what one is viewing under the barrage of images produced by humankind. I try to grasp a single moment, a glance, a small epiphany. The paintings are haptic documents of everything and nothing.”

See his website at http://www.jeredsprecher.com