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Richard Guy Wilson
Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History, University of Virginia
Chair of the Department of Architectural History, University of Virginia
Richard Guy Wilson holds the Commonwealth Professor’s Chair in Architectural History at the University of Virginia where he is also Chair of the Department of Architectural History. His specialty is the architecture, design, and art of the 18th to the 20th century both in America and abroad. He received his undergraduate training at the University of Colorado and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Michigan. He taught at Michigan and Iowa State University before coming to Virginia in 1976. Wilson has received a number of academic honors, among them a Guggenheim fellowship, prizes for distinguished writing, and, in 1986, was made an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects. He received the outstanding professor award at the University of Virginia in 2001. A frequent lecturer for universities, museums, and professional groups, Professor Wilson has also published widely. He is the author or co-author of 14 books that deal with American and modern architecture and has worked as a curator on major museum exhibitions on the American Renaissance, the Arts and Crafts movement, and the Machine Age.
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William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Music, University of Virginia
Composer, sound artist, community arts partner, and educator
Judith Shatin is a composer, sound artist, community arts partner and educator. She is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor at the University of Virginia, where she founded and directs the Virginia Center for Computer Music. She composes in genres ranging from chamber, choral and orchestral to digital and multimedia. A recipient of four NEA Fellowships, she has been honored with awards from the American Music Center, Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Arts Partners Program, Meet the Composer, the New Jersey State Arts Council and the Virginia Commission for the Arts, among many others. Shatin’s music is performed worldwide and at festivals such as the Aspen, BAM Next Wave, Grand Teton, Havana in Springtime, and West Cork Festivals. Called "highly inventive… on every level; hugely enjoyable and deeply involving" (Washington Post), her music has been commissioned by ensembles ranging from the Kronos Quartet to the National Symphony. She has held residencies at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Brahmshaus in Baden-Baden, Mishkan Amanim in Israel, and in this country at MacDowell, Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Her music reflects her fascination with the sounding world around us as well as a fresh approach to acoustic instruments. Her music can be heard on the Capstone, Centaur, Innova, Neuma, New World and Sonora labels. She lives in Charlottesville with her husband, Michael Kubovy, a U.Va. Professor of Psychology with whom she has co-taught "The Mind of the Artist," and "Psychology of Music."
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Director of the School of Film & Photography, Montana State University
Robert Arnold was born in New Jersey in 1954. He received the BFA in 1977, and the MA in 1980, in Sculpture, before turning to film theory and practice, earning a Ph.D. in Film Theory from the University of Iowa in 1994. He has published several articles in academic film journals and has won numerous awards for his experimental film and videos, which have been exhibited widely at international festivals. His recent video installations are in major collections including the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA, and The Australian Centre for the Moving Image. He has taught filmmaking and film theory since 1985. For the past eight years, he was Professor of Film Production at Boston University and also served as Visiting Professor of Video and Installation at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland. He is currently Director of the School of Film & Photography at Montana State University in Bozeman. He is a recipient of a 2004 Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency and a 2001 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists. He resides in Bozeman with his spouse Katie Travis and daughter Maya Rain.
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John Stewart Bryan Professor Nineteenth and Twentieth Century History and Theory of Texts,
Department of English, University of Virginia
A pioneering editor, media expert, and innovator in using computer technology to edit texts, Jerome McGann has edited many important 19th century English poets and written extensively on Rossetti, Byron, and the nature of print itself as an art form, establishing his importance in contemporary literary and textual scholarship. He has a strong interest in visual art, specifically that from 19th century England, as well as an interest in Poe, and is a poet and theoretician as well as a scholar and editor.
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Visiting Scholar and Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary
Following completion of her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008, Melissa Kerin received a Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowship to continue her research on West Tibet's late medieval painting traditions. While documenting and analyzing the art and architecture of the Tibetan cultural zone, Kerin pays particular attention to socio-political and aesthetic interactions between Tibet and its neighboring areas of India, Nepal, and China. Within this geographic scope, much of her published and current work relates to thematic issues of reuse, appropriation, memory, and replication. Kerin's most recent publication is a catalogue entitled Artful Beneficence: Selections from the David R. Nalin Himalayan Art Collection (Rubin Museum of Art, 2009). For the current academic year, Kerin is a Visiting Scholar and Assistant Professor at the College of William and Mary, where she is teaching courses on Indian, Nepalese, and Tibetan art history.
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