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    Kristine Stiles
  • Kristine Stiles

  • Professor and affiliated faculty/German Studies; affiliated faculty/Women's Studies; secondary faculty /Theater Studies
  • 107A East Duke Building
  • Campus Box 90764
  • Phone: (919) 684-2467, (919) 684-2224
  • Fax: (919) 684-4398
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  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Specialties

    • Contemporary Art (1945 - Present)
    • Modern Art
    • Visual Studies/Visual Culture
    • Art History
    • Performance Studies
    • Theory & Criticism
    • Documentary Photography
    • Cultural Studies
    • Animal Studies
    • Trauma Studies
    • 20th Century Art
    • Social Art Practice & Participatory Art
  • Research Description

    Kristine Stiles received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Her main field of research is contemporary art with a focus on performance art and other interdisciplinary experimental art practices. Her research is especially concerned with the representations of violence, trauma, and destruction internationally. She is the recipient of Duke University's Richard K. Lublin Distinguished Award for Teaching (1994), the Fulbright (1995), and the Solomon R. Guggenheim (2000), among others fellowships. Honorary Doctorate of Arts, Darlington College of Arts & The University of Plymouth, England (2005)
  • Education

      • Ph.D.,
      • Art History,
      • University of California, Berkeley,
      • 1987
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring,
      • Graduate School, Duke University,
      • 2011
      • Center for International Studies, grant for research on Documentary Photographs and Films of the Nuclear Age,
      • 2009
      • College Art Association grant from the Millard Meiss Publication Fund,
      • 2008
      • Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Grant for Publication,
      • 2008
      • Provost Common Fund, Duke University,
      • 2007
      • Provost's Common Fund,
      • 2007
      • Center for European Studies Travel Grant,
      • 2006
      • Fellow, Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University,
      • 2006-007
      • Honorary Doctorate of Arts, Dartington College of Arts & The University of Plymouth, England,
      • December, 2005
      • Arts & Sciences Research Council Faculty Grant,
      • 2005
      • Center for European Studies Travel Grant, Duke University,
      • 2005
      • Center for European Studies Travel Grant, Duke University,
      • 2001
      • John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship,
      • 2001
      • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Grant,
      • 2001
      • Arts & Sciences Research Council Major Grant,
      • 1998
      • United States Information Agency Grant for development of “American Studies & the Romanian Transition to Democracy,” faculty exchange between Duke University and Bucharest University, co-authored,
      • October, 1994
      • J. William Fulbright, Foreign Scholar, Teaching Grant to Romania, declined,
      • 1994
      • United States Information Agency Grant for “American Studies & the Romanian Transition to Democracy,” faculty exchange between Duke University and Bucharest University, co-authored with Julie Tetel,
      • 1994
      • Vietnam Travel Grant from Arts & Sciences Research Council, Comparative Area Studies and Center for International Studies Travel, Duke University,
      • October, 1993
      • United States Department of Education, Global Course Development Grant for my course on Documentary Photography of the Nuclear Age,
      • 1993
      • Vietnam Travel Grant, Arts & Sciences Research Council, Comparative Area Studies and Center for International Studies Travel, Duke University,
      • 1993
      • Duke in Romania Travel Grant to lecture at the University of Bucharest and the Nicolae Grigorescu Academia de Arta,
      • 1992-1993
      • Duke University, Center for International Studies and Center for Soviet and East European Studies Travel Grant,
      • 1992
      • Duke University, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Art & Art History,
      • 1991-1992
      • Duke University Museum of Art Director's Award for Distinguished Service,
      • 1990
    • Invited Lectures

      • “Ever so Far at Close Shooting Range: Warhol’s Polaroid Photographs"
        • 2010-11-01
        • Department of Art History at the Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
        • This was the Robert and Avis Burke Lecture for the Department of the History of Art at the University of Indiana.
      • “Whose Ethics? Principles and Standards in Age of Global Art"
        • 2010
        • Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar
        • I gave this lecture as part of the symposium on the occasion of a symposium celebrating the artist M.F. Husain’s 95th birthday, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar.
      • “Global Techniques of Performance”
        • 2010
        • Internationale Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst, Salzburg, Austria.
      • “World Trends and Contemporary Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art”
        • 2010
        • Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis.
        • This was the Sylvia Drury Lecture to coincide with the opening for the exhibition, Until Now: Collecting the New (1960-2010) Inaugural Show by MIA’s Newly Appointed Contemporary Art Curator Elizabeth Armstrong, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis.
      • “Eastern European Performance in the 1970s and early 1980s”
        • 2010
        • Museum of Modern Art, New York City.
        • I gave this lecture to curators at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on the occasion of their inquiry into the history and development of Eastern European Performance Art, and I served as an adviser for the exhibition “Staging Action: Performance in Photography Since 1960,” Museum of Modern Art, New York City.
      • “Mind Control and Remote Viewing, Uses and Abuses of Traumatic Dissociation”
        • 2010
        • University of California, Santa Cruz
      • “‘Props for the Memory’, or Joseph Beuys and the Legacy of Fascism"
        • 2010
        • Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia.
      • “Ever so Far at Close Shooting Range: Warhol’s Polaroid Photographs”
        • 2009
        • Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
      • “Wild Artists and Radical Events: Writing about Experimental Art, Trauma & Artist’s Writings”
        • 2009
        • Chautauqua Lecture series, Duke University
      • "Thinking about Artists' Writings"
        • December 4, 2008
        • at tranzit.hu, Budapest, Hungary
        • This was a keynote talk for a workshop, “Art Always Has Its Consequences,” organized by Dora Hegyi for transit.hu, Budapest, a prize-winning project to create a book on Eastern European artists’ writings, funded by the European Union.
  • Selected Publications

      • K. Stiles and Peter Selz, eds.
      • Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists’ Writings.
      • University of California Press,
      • 2012.
      • (2nd, revised, expanded edition edited by Kristine Stiles).
      • K. Stiles, ed.
      • Correspondence Course, An Epistolary History of Carolee Schneemann and Her Circle.
      • Duke University Press,
      • 2010.
      • (With an Introduction and extensive annotations by Kristine Stiles).
      • States of Mind: Dan & Lia Perjovschi.
      • Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University; distributed by Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina,
      • 2007.
      • (With contributions by Andrei Codrescu, Marius Babius and Ruxana Marcoci).
      • “Cloud with its Shadow: Marina Abramovic” in Marina Abramovic.
      • London:
      • Phaidon,
      • 2008.
      • "Shaved Heads and Marked Bodies: Representations From Cultures of Trauma" (1993), appeared without its 1996 "Afterword" in Bruce Lawrence and Aisha Karim, eds., On Violence: An Anthology (Durham, N.C., Duke University Press); 522-538."
      • 2007.
      • (This essay was originally published in Strategie II: Peuples Mediterraneens [Paris]64/65 (1993): 95-117; it was excerpted in Dan Perjovschi Post R, for the exhibition “Media Culpa,” Bucharest, Romania, 1995; it was reprinted with a new Afterword in Jean O'Barr, Nancy Hewitt, Nancy Rosebaugh, eds., Talking Gender: Public Images, Personal Journeys, and Political Critiques (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996): 36-64; excerpted in Dan Perjovschi: Anthroprogramming (New York: Franklin Furnace, 1996); excerpted in Lusitania [New York] 6 (1994): 23-39; excerpted in German in kursiv [Linz, Austria] 2-3. (1995): 19-25; excerpted in numerous Romanian journals 1994-present.)
      • [web]
      • "Burden of Light."
      • Chris Burden.
      • Newcastle England: Merrell and Locus Plus,
      • 2007.
      • "Teaching a Dead Hand to Draw, Kim Jones, War and Art."
      • Kim Jones: A Retrospective.
      • 2007.
      • "Negative Affirmative: San Francisco Bay Area Art, 1974-1981."
      • Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981.
      • Ed. Paul Schimmel.
      • Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art,
      • 2011.
      • 27-43.
      • "Conversation with William Pope.L."
      • The Voice of Images.
      • Venice, Italy:
      • Palazzo Grassi,
      • 2012.
      • 181-193.
      • "Uncorrupted Joy: International Art Actions."
      • Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object 1949-1979.
      • Paul Schimmel Edition,
      • Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art,
      • 1998.
      • 226-238.
      • [web]
      • "Metzger's Fierce, Poignant, and Prescient Manifestos."
      • Rett Kopi: A Norwegian Journal of Art and Aesthetics
      • (2006)
      • .
      • "Performance."
      • Critical Terms for Art History.
      • Ed. Robert Nelson and Richard Shiff.
      • 2nd Edition,
      • Chicago: University of Chicago,
      • 2003.
      • 75-97.
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  • PhD Students

    • Ivana Bago
    • Katherine deVos Devine
      • 2011-present
    • Sarah J. Dickens
      • 2009 - present
    • Camila Maroja
      • 2008 - present
    • Young Ji Lee
      • 2008 - present
    • Kency Cornejo
      • 2007 - present
    • Jasmina Tumbas
      • 2007 - present
      • Status: Graduated
    • Erin Hanas
      • 2005 - present
      • Status: Graduated
    • Mitali Routh
      • 2003 - present
  • Teaching

    • VMS 327S.01
      • THEORIES VISUAL/MEDIA STUDIES
      • East Duke 204A
      • M 01:25 PM-03:55 PM
    • ARTHIST 381D.001
      • GLOBAL ART SINCE 1945
      • Smith A266
      • MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
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