Dr. Elizabeth Otto, Professor of Global Gender Studies and Art History and Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York speaks on her book Haunted Bauhaus: Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics and current research on Nationalism Socialism and the Bauhaus art and design school in Weimar Germany for the Fall 2022 Barber Lecture.
Lecture at 7 pm, HFA Recital Hall. Reception to follow.
Elizabeth Otto is Professor of Global Gender Studies and Art History and Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York and a specialist on gender and visual culture in early twentieth-century Europe. She has written Haunted Bauhaus: Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics (2019), Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective (with Patrick Rössler, 2019), and Tempo, Tempo! The Bauhaus Photomontages of Marianne Brandt (2005). She has co-edited five books, including Bauhaus Bodies: Gender, Sexuality, and Body Culture in Modernism’s Legendary Art School (2019), Art and Resistance in Germany (2018), Passages of Exile (2017), and The New Woman International: Representations in Photography and Film from the 1870s through the 1960s (2011). Her essays and reviews have been published in numerous edited books, exhibition catalogs, and journals including New German Critique, History of Photography, and October. Otto’s work has been supported by numerous organizations including the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), and the Getty Research Institute. During the 2022–23 academic year, she is writing a new book titled Bauhaus Under National Socialism with the support of a year-long fellowship from Germany’s Gerda Henkel Foundation and a short-term grant at the US Holocaust Memorial Foundation’s Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Research. She was Executive Director of the Humanities Institute at the University of Buffalo from 2013–2017 and 2018–2019.
Monday, October 24 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
HFA, Recital Hall
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