Workshop: Memes and Art History, 6th December 2019

Memes and Art History: Challenges for Research and Teaching

Coordinators: José Ramón Marcaida (University of St Andrews) and Luis Vives-Ferrándiz (University of Valencia/Durham University)

Date: 6 December 2019, Time: 2-4.30pm

Venue: F2 – John B Henderson Lecture Room, Castlecliffe

For registration please contact José Ramón Marcaida (jrm32@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Programme

Welcome & Introduction

José Ramón Marcaida (University of St Andrews) and Luis Vives-Ferrándiz (University of Valencia/Durham University)

Session 1

  • From Atlas Mnemosyne to WhatsApp: words, images and the tradition of visual rhetoric in internet memes.

Luis Vives-Ferrándiz (University of Valencia / Durham University)

  • Meme-ing classical sculpture in social media and the classroom: A case of classical reception?

Lenia Kouneni (University of St Andrews)

  • Early modern persistent beasts and visual wit

José Ramón Marcaida (University of St Andrews)

Session 2

  • Bloody Good Fun: Menstrual Memes, Artists and Appropriation

Camilla Røstvik (University of St Andrews)

  • Sous les pavés, le meme!

Andrew Demetrius (University of St Andrews)

  • Should museums collect memes?

Nicôle Meehan (University of St Andrews)

Workshop organised with the support of the School of Art History, University of St Andrews, the Zurbarán Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art, Durham University, and the St Andrews Centre for Contemporary Art, University of St Andrews.

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