The Nineties: Fin de Siecle or Vision of the Future? Faculty Symposium, 1990 | Panel I: Looking Ahead/Looking Back: Approaching the Year 2000

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1:30 pm - 3:15 pm. The first panel deals with "whether or not we are at a fin de l'epoque – the conceptual culmination of an era – and if so, what phenomena and consciousness might characterize it," Bright says. In "Looking Ahead/Looking Back: Approaching the Year 2000" historian Scott Cook will explore the fin de sitcle concept as an historical phenomenon and discuss its usefulness to our times. English professor Susan Vander Closter will investigate what she calls "the state of cultural trauma" in contemporary literature and relate it to the recent controversy over "obscene" art. Art historian and critic Mary Anne Staniszewski will wrap up the first series of presentations by raising questions about the limitations of contemporary visual arts education at the university level and suggesting useful alternatives. A discussion led by Cathy Seigel of the English department will follow.

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Panel Title

Looking Ahead/Looking Back: Approaching the Year 2000

Presenter

Catherine Seigel, English

Panelists

Scott Cook, History
Susan Vander Closter, English
Mary Anne Staniszewski, Art History

Run Time

1 hr. 32 min. 48 sec.

Original Format

VHS

Symposium Date

10-12-1990

Date Digitized

2021-07-29

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The MediaPreserve

Credits

This digital preservation project was made possible in part by a Libraries of Rhode Island (LORI) grant from the RI Office of Library & Information Services using funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

File Format

.mp4

Keywords

Academic Affairs, RISD Museum, faculty, symposium, panel discussion, Deborah Bright, Catharine Seigel, Scott Cook, Susan Vander Closter, Mary Anne Staniszewski, archives

Disciplines

Art and Design

Comments

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design and the Office of Academic Affairs. Supported by the Talbot Rantoul Fund, the Liberal Arts Division Humanities Fund, and the Rhode Island committee for the Humanities. Symposium coordinated by Deborah Bright.

The Nineties: Fin de Siecle or Vision of the Future? Faculty Symposium, 1990 | Panel I: Looking Ahead/Looking Back: Approaching the Year 2000

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