101 N Merion Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, United States
Catherine M. Soussloff received a Bachelor of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Bryn Mawr College.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, United States
Catherine M. Soussloff attended the Johns Hopkins University.
(This is the first book to analyze the artist's biography ...)
This is the first book to analyze the artist's biography as a rhetorical form and literary genre rather than as an unassailable source of fact and knowledge.
(Challenging prevailing theories regarding the birth of th...)
Challenging prevailing theories regarding the birth of the subject, Catherine M. Soussloff argues that the modern subject did not emerge from psychoanalysis or existential philosophy but rather in the theory and practice of portraiture in early-twentieth-century Vienna. Soussloff traces the development in Vienna of an ethics of representation that emphasized subjects as socially and historically constructed selves who could only be understood - and understand themselves - in relation to others, including the portrait painters and the viewers. In this beautifully illustrated book, she demonstrates both how portrait painters began to focus on the interior lives of their subjects and how the discipline of art history developed around the genre of portraiture.
(As one of the most important philosophers of the 20th cen...)
As one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century, Michel Foucault's reputation today rests on his political philosophy in relation to the contemporary subject in a neo-liberal and globalized society. This book offers insight into the role of the arts in Foucault's thought as a means to better understanding his contribution to larger debates concerning contemporary existence.
(Michel Foucault had been concerned about painting and the...)
Michel Foucault had been concerned about painting and the meaning of the image from his earliest publications, yet this aspect of his thought is largely neglected within the disciplines of art history and aesthetic theory. In Foucault on Painting, Catherine M. Soussloff argues that Foucault's sustained engagement with European art history critically addresses present concerns about the mediated nature of the image in the digital age.
Catherine M. Soussloff received a Bachelor of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Bryn Mawr College. She also attended the Johns Hopkins University.
Catherine M. Soussloff began her career at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg as an assistant professor of art history in 1983. Three years later, she became a visiting lecturer in art history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 1987 to 1991, Catherine served at the University of California, Santa Cruz, as an assistant professor, later becoming an associate professor. In 1997, she was appointed a professor of art history and visual culture. Till 2010, Soussloff held prestigious posts of the University of California Presidential Chair in Visual and Performance Studies and the first Patricia and Rowland Rebele Chair in the History of Art. In 2010, she became Head of the Department at the University of British Columbia. Currently, she is a Professor of Art History, Visual Art and Theory and Associate at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the same university.
Soussloff also served as Chair of the Editorial Board of the Art Journal (College Art Association of America) and she was a founding book reviews editor of Images: Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture. Soussloff's most recent publications have focused on contemporary art, performance, Picasso's late work and the aesthetic theories of the French philosopher Michel Foucault. Her book on Michel Foucault and painting theory in the twentieth century was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2017. Her edited volume, Foucault on the Arts and Letters: Perspectives for the 21st Century, published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2016, includes twelve essays by experts in six disciplines and an introduction and essay on Gilles Deleuze's views of Foucault's contribution to philosophy, written by Soussloff.
(Michel Foucault had been concerned about painting and the...)2017
(As one of the most important philosophers of the 20th cen...)2016
(This is the first book to analyze the artist's biography ...)1997
(Challenging prevailing theories regarding the birth of th...)2006
Catherine M. Soussloff is a member of the College Art Association of America, the Renaissance Society of America, American Society for Aesthetics and Sixteenth Century Studies Society.
Catherine Soussloff married B. Neil S. Clarke in February, 1983. Eight years later, they divorced. Catherine married William J. Nichols on June 25, 1994. She has a daughter from the first marriage - Eugenia Louise.