Graduate Lecture Series
Carol Mavor: "Duplicitous Blue"
Friday, November 4, 2011 - 4:30pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
Carol Mavor is Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester, England. Mavor is the author of four books: Reading Boyishly: Roland Barthes, J. M. Barrie, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Marcel Proust, and D. W. Winnicott (Duke UP, 2007); Becoming: The Photographs of Clementina, Viscountess Hawarden (Duke UP, 1999); Pleasures Taken: Performances of Sexuality and Loss in Victorian Photographs (Duke UP, 1995); and Black and Blue: The Bruising of Camera Lucida, La Jetée, Sans soleil and Hiroshima mon amour (Duke UP, forthcoming 2012).
Mavor's essays have appeared in Cabinet Magazine, Art History, Photography and Culture, and Photographies, as well as edited volumes including Geoffrey Batchen’s Photography Degree Zero. Her first piece of fiction, “FULL,” is appearing in the journal Short FICTION (November, 2011). For 2010–2011, Mavor was the Northrop Frye Chair in Literary Theory at the University of Toronto. Currently, Mavor is completing Duplicitous Blue: A Study of the Hue of Blue (Reaktion, forthcoming 2012).
Yves Klein, Requiem, 1960
Sponges, pebbles and dry pigment in synthetic resin on board.
198.6 x 164.8 x 14.8 cm
The Menil Collection, Houston