Faculty Profile

Elizabeth Lee

Associate Professor of Art History (2006), Department Chair

Contact Information

leee@dickinson.edu

Weiss Center for the Arts Room 225
717.245.1259

Bio

Professor Lee teaches courses in modern, contemporary and American art as well as in art theory, art historical methods, the representation of gender and sexuality and the history of medicine. Her research has been published in Smithsonian American Art, The Journal of American Culture, Nineteenth Century and Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities. Her current research examines the links between late nineteenth-century American art and the history of the body, medicine and health with a focus on the impact of tuberculosis, syphilis and cancer on artistic consumption and production. She has received funding for this project from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the Huntington Library, the Wolfsonian Institute and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Education

  • B.A., Wake Forest University, 1990
  • M.A., University of Minnesota, 1993
  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 2002

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

WGST 201 Gender,Sexuality in Modern Art
Cross-listed with ARTH 205-01. With the rise of industrialization and the growth of the nation's cities, social patterns in American life underwent dramatic change. Between the late nineteenth century and the middle of the twentieth, shifts in gender identity influenced ideas about bachelorhood, the nature of dating, the meaning of family and the definition of marriage. New notions of sexuality also transformed heterosexual and homosexual experiences. Art from the period reflects and helped shape these changes. The course considers how artists in America respond to marriage, sexual practice and gender roles through the production of painting, photography and sculpture.

ARTH 205 Gender,Sexuality in Modern Art
Cross-listed with WGST 201-01. With the rise of industrialization and the growth of the nation's cities, social patterns in American life underwent dramatic change. Between the late nineteenth century and the middle of the twentieth, shifts in gender identity influenced ideas about bachelorhood, the nature of dating, the meaning of family and the definition of marriage. New notions of sexuality also transformed heterosexual and homosexual experiences. Art from the period reflects and helped shape these changes. The course considers how artists in America respond to marriage, sexual practice and gender roles through the production of painting, photography and sculpture.

ARTH 314 20th Century Art
A survey of major artists and movements from post-World War II to the present, beginning with Pop art through Postmodernism and global art today. The course will also incorporate key critical and theoretical writings from the period for discussion. Prerequisite: 101 and 102 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 407 Art Historical Methods
Study of the research tools and methodologies of art historical analysis, a study of the use of primary and secondary sources, and documents in art history. In addition, the major schools of art historical writing and theory since the Renaissance will be considered. The course has as its final project a public exhibition in The Trout Gallery curated by the seminar students. Prerequisite: Senior Art & Art History majors only.