Introduction

About Mieke Bal

On the 19th of November 2008 Deborah Cherry’s new book ‘About Mieke Bal’ will be launched.
Mieke Bal is a leading scholar in art history and visual studies with an international reputation. Recognised as one of the most innovative and distinctive thinkers in critical theory in the English speaking world. Her work is widely read in translation. This collection provides the first sustained scholarly assessment of Bal’s writings in art history, visual studies and critical theory.
The collection considers Bal’s writings in depth, developing and extending her thinking, and providing enlightening reflection on many of her most important ideas and concepts.
Contributors include Murat Aydemir, Hanneke Grootenboer, Giovanni Careri, Ernst van Alphen, Griselda Pollock, Sonja Neef, Jill Bennett, and Kaya Silverman, with a conversation between Mieke Bal and Michael Ann Holly, the book is edited by Deborah Cherry.
The essays consider Bal’s approaches to the art of the past alongside more recent film, photography, graffiti, interactive immersive environments, online performance, and several of her recent films.

For more information please visit the Blackwell Publishing website.

Wednesday 22 October, 2008