Prof Sam Johnson collaborates to launch a Mellon Corridor Group titled “Modernist Geographies"

Prof Sam Johnson

Prof Sam Johnson

December 5, 2018
  

Prof Sam Johnson has collaborated with profs Laura Moure Cecchini (Colgate University) and Rachel Haidu and Christopher Heuer (University of Rochester) to launch a Mellon Corridor Group titled “Modernist Geographies.” The goal of this faculty research group is to explore the various networks of dissemination, distribution, exchange that shaped 20th-century art. The group recently invited prof Pedro Rabelo Erber (Cornell) to present a portion of his work in progress, a book titled "The Contemporary as Method: Chronopolitics, Globalization, Comparison." His talk, “Specters of Uneven Development: Brazilian Anthropophagy and its Others” returned to Brazil’s anthropophagic movement of the 1920s and the Kyoto School’s interwar notion of “overcoming modernity" as a means to rethink the problem of belatedness. Graduate students from Syracuse and from the University of Rochester participated in the seminar.

Congratulations to prof Sam Johnson and his colleagues.