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Humanities Center Lecture Series - Monsters in Modern Art (2/28)

Posted 02/27/2017
Submitted by Nicholas Ealy
Category: Campus Announcements

The University of Hartford Humanities Center Lecture Series “Our Monsters, Ourselves” continues Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dana 201 (Mali 1) Lecture Hall.

The lecture series is FREE and OPEN TO ALL.

This fourth lecture in the series, titled “Monstrous Non-Monsters: Modern and Contemporary Art” will be delivered by Fran Altvater PhD, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Hartford and Humanities Center Faculty Fellow.

This talk will explore how various modern and contemporary artists have chosen to move beyond typically recognizable features when depicting monsters. The fact that such non-representational monsters abound though, Dr. Altvater posits, does not diminish from their monstrosity, since we still want to believe in them as authentic reflections of our experiences.

With a PhD in Art History from Boston University, Dr. Altvater works primarily on Romanesque sculpture and the liturgical art of the Middle Ages.

The Lecture Series was developed and is led by Amanda Walling PhD, Associate Professor in the department of English and Modern Languages (A&S).

The Humanities Center at the University of Hartford supports interdisciplinary scholarship focusing on the humanities through art, science, technology, media, music, psychology, history, film, philosophy and literature. For more information, contact Nicholas Ealy, Interim Director, at