American Studies
American Studies

Ann M. Reynolds


Affiliate FacultyPh. D., The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York

Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History
Ann M. Reynolds

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Biography


Ann Reynolds is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. In her research and teaching, she focuses on twentieth and twenty-first century art and visual culture in the United States and Europe. Her recent publications include essays on Joan Jonas for the 2015 Venice Biennale; the experience of remoteness in relation to land art (Centre Georges Pompidou Spring 2015); Bob Fleischner, Jack Smith, and Ken Jacobs’ film Blonde Cobra (Criticism Spring 2014); Charles Simonds’ Urban Dwellings (Dumbarton Oaks, 2011); Zoe Leonard’s DiaBeacon installation So you see I am here after all (Dia Art Foundation and Yale University Press, 2010); a co-edited anthology entitled Political Emotions (Routledge Press, 2010); and an essay on feminist exhibitions and publics circa 1970 for Witness to her Art (Bard Center for Curatorial Studies and D.A.P. Press, 2006). She is the author of Robert Smithson: Learning From New Jersey and Elsewhere (MIT Press, 2003), which has been recently translated into French as Du New Jersey au Yucatán, leçons d’ailleurs (SIC Editions, 2014). She is currently working on a new book entitled In Our Time. Through this study she will address the cinematic and social circumstances of various intergenerational creative communities in New York during the 1940s through the1960s. She and her co-curator, Michael Duncan, are also developing an exhibition focused on the magazine View(1940-1947). The exhibition is tentatively scheduled to open at the Harry Ransom Center in 2019, travel to the Yale University Art Museum, and possibly a third venue in California. During the fall of 2006, she was a Fellow at the Clark Institute in Williamstown, MA. She has also been the recipient of four teaching awards including the College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award in 2006

Courses


WGS 345 • Performing Art History

47064 • Spring 2017
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM DFA 2.506

Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.

ARH 342J • Intro Women/Gen Stds Fine Arts

20245 • Spring 2016
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM DFA 4.104
(also listed as WGS 345)

This course will provide an introduction to women’s and gender studies in relation to visual, performance, theatrical, and musical culture by focusing on two genres or modes that have been of central interest to feminists in the United States and Europe: melodrama and documentary. We will begin by reading one of the foundational examples of U.S. melodrama, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin or Life Among The Lowly, followed by a number of essays and works of art that have addressed this book and its impact on the relationship between race and gender in the United States and elsewhere. In the second part of the course, we will look at James Agee and Walker Evans’s 1941 documentary study of Southern sharecroppers Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. This text and its accompanying images address the boundary between documentary and autobiographical representation. We will then consider a number of artists and scholars who have made these boundaries or limits central to their work as feminists. Finally, we will consider two films that deal with the same subject, the murder of Brandon Teena, through the two genres of documentary or melodrama in order to draw some conclusions about the relationships between these two genres and their effectiveness as feminist tools.

WGS 345 • Perf Art History: Joan Jonas-W

47105 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM DFA 4.104

Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.

WGS 393 • Film Culs Of 1960s: Surrealism

47260 • Spring 2012
Meets TH 3:30PM-6:30PM ART 3.432

Interdisciplinary topics relating to Women's and Gender Studies.  Seats restricted to WGS MA and Portfolio students during early registration.  Check cross-listings for home departments and originating field of study.

F A 350 • Intro Women/Gend Std Fine Arts

20065 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM DFA 4.104
(also listed as ARH 359, WGS 345)

This course will provide an introduction to women’s and gender studies in relation to visual, performance, theatrical, and musical culture by focusing on two genres or modes that have been of central interest to feminists in the United States and Europe: melodrama and documentary. We will begin by reading one of the foundational examples of U.S. melodrama, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin or Life Among The Lowly, followed by a number of essays and works of art that have addressed this book and its impact on the relationship between race and gender in the United States and elsewhere. In the second part of the course, we will look at James Agee and Walker Evans’s 1941 documentary study of Southern sharecroppers Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. This text and its accompanying images address the boundary between documentary and autobiographical representation. We will then consider a number of artists and scholars who have made these boundaries or limits central to their work as feminists. Finally, we will consider two films which deal with the same subject, the murder of Brandon Teena, through the two genres of documentary or melodrama in order to draw some conclusions about the relationships between these two genres and their effectiveness as feminist tools.

WGS 393 • View Magazine, 1940-47

47885 • Spring 2011
Meets T 3:30PM-6:30PM ART 3.432

Interdisciplinary topics relating to Women's and Gender Studies.  Seats restricted to WGS MA and Portfolio students during early registration.  Check cross-listings for home departments and originating field of study.

WGS 393 • Film Culs Of 1960s: Surrealism

48625 • Spring 2010
Meets TH 12:30PM-3:30PM ART 3.432

Interdisciplinary topics relating to Women's and Gender Studies.  Seats restricted to WGS MA and Portfolio students during early registration.  Check cross-listings for home departments and originating field of study.

WGS 345 • Intro Wom/Gend Std Fine Arts-W

48787 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM DFA 4.104

Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.

WGS 345 • Perf Art History: Joan Jonas-W

48790 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 4:00PM-5:30PM ART 3.433

Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.

WGS 345 • Feminism And Visual Politics-W

48885 • Spring 2008
Meets TTH 10:00AM-11:30AM DFA 4.104

Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.

WGS 345 • Intro Wom/Gend Std Fine Arts-W

49875 • Fall 2007
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM DFA 2.204

Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.

WGS 393 • Fem/Visual Representn In 1970s

49973 • Fall 2007
Meets F 10:00AM-1:00PM ART 3.432

Interdisciplinary topics relating to Women's and Gender Studies.  Seats restricted to WGS MA and Portfolio students during early registration.  Check cross-listings for home departments and originating field of study.

WGS 345 • Feminism And Visual Politics-W

47697 • Fall 2005
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM ART 3.432

Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.

WGS 345 • Intro Wom/Gend Std Fine Arts-W

47705 • Fall 2005
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM DFA 2.204

Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.

WGS 345 • Feminism And Visual Politics-W

46177 • Spring 2005
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM ART 3.433

Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.

WGS 345 • Feminism/Visual Representatn-W

45950 • Fall 2003
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM ART 3.432

Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.

WGS 390 • Fndtn I: Intro Wom'S/Gend Stds

45690 • Fall 2002
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM ART 3.433

Introduction to the interdisciplinary women's and gender studies graduate program.     

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