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K. L. H. Wells on Weaving Modernism: From Dissertation to Book

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm
McMurtry Building , Room 370


The Department of Art and Art History presents a workshop led by K. L. H. Wells, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Wells will discuss her first book, Weaving Modernism: Postwar Tapestry Between Paris and New York (Yale University Press, 2019), a study that reveals tapestry’s role as a modernist medium. Wells will reveal how she developed this work from the early stages of her dissertation through to the published volume. With a forthright account of the challenges of publishing in art history on the tenure track, Wells will share the process by which she took the project through revision, submission, and production.

K. L. H. Wells is an assistant professor of art history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where her research focuses on the politics of decorative art and design. She earned her PhD in art history at the University of Southern California (2014) and has published in Art Journal, Nineteenth-Century Studies, Journal of the History of Collections, and Eighteenth-Century Studies.

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