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Terra Fellowship

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Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellowship for American Art, Université Paris Nanterre and Université Paris-Diderot, 2018–20

Endowed by a generous grant of the Terra Foundation, this two-year research and teaching fellowship in Paris offers a postdoctoral scholar the opportunity to pursue his or her own work, and teach (in English) at the universities of Paris-Nanterre and Paris-Diderot for 24 months. The fellow will receive a $42,000 annual stipend (to cover all costs including travel, housing, visa, health insurance, research, and so on ; to be disbursed in euros). The program also includes a $2,000 annual fund towards the organization of scientific events.

For the period 2018–20, the recipient of the fellowship is Dr. Tatsiana Zhurauliova, Ph.D. graduate in History of Art from Yale University (“Arcadia Americana : Landscape in American Art during World War II,” 2014), who comes to us from the University of Chicago, where she has been a fellow at the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, and Collegiate Assistant Professor. The partner universities Paris Diderot and Paris Nanterre, and research groupes LARCA and HAR, are happy, honored, and excited to welcome Dr. Zhurauliova.

During her stay, Dr. Zhurauliova will work to complete her book project, provisionally entitled After Landscape : American Art and Spatial Imagination, 1941-1945. The goal of this project is to reflect on the history of U.S. internationalism, while also developing a conceptual framework for thinking about spatial representation in twentieth-century American art. Her second project will focus on the multi-lingual and multi-national networks of Soviet-American artistic exchanges in the 1920s and the early 1930s. The LARCA community will support these projects and offer venues for presentation and discussion

As per the terms of the grant, Dr. Zhurauliova will teach (in English) a Fall seminar in American art history and visual culture to graduate students in art history (Paris Nanterre) and American visual and cultural history (Paris Diderot).

For 2018-2019, the theme of the seminar will be Embodied Landscapes : Nature, Self, and Society in American Art. This course examines how artists engaged with the notions of place, space, and landscape in American visual culture from the 1830s to the 1970s. From Thomas Cole’s monumental series The Course of Empire (1833-36) to the twentieth-century narratives of the end of landscape, this course explores the relationship between spatial representation and the histories of imperialism, nationalism, and globalism.

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