Meet the Faculty
PhD, UCLA, Art History, 1987
MA. UCLA, Art History, 1980
BA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Buffalo, Art History, 1975
California State College, Long Beach
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Getty Center for Art History and Humanities, research associate
Areas of Interest:
Issues of gender and class in art • 19th-century art in England and France • late Harlem Renaissance art • contemporary culture • Orientalism • critical methods
Research Interests/Professional Service:
- Co-Coordinator: Bill and Melinda Gates Seminar for Early College Teachers, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, August 2005 to 2009.
- Director: Writing and Thinking Workshop, the academic orientation program for new students, Bard College Simon’s Rock, 1998 to 2006.
- Trainer of Faculty: Bard High School Early College, Brooklyn, New York, Fall 2001-03.
- Review Article for Romantic and Victoriana on the Web (2010) on Mary Roberts’s Intimate Outsiders: The Harem in Ottoman and Orientalist Art and Travel Literature.
- Manuscript Reader for Victorians Institute Journal (VIJ) (Summer 2009); Romanticism and Victoriana on the Web (RaVon) (Summer 2009) Nineteenth-Century Studies (January 2009) and Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (February 2006).
- Review Article for American Anthropologist (December 2005) 107, 4 on Ilona Katzew’s Casta Painting (Yale University Press, 2004).
- Review Article for Journal of British Studies (July 2005) 44, 3: 611-12 on Pamela M. Fletcher’s Narrating Modernity: The British Problem Picture, 1895-1914 (Ashgate, 2003).
- Evaluator and Chair, Outstanding Article Prize Committee, Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, 2005-2008.
- Conference Paper 02/11: “Linda Nochlin and Maura Reilly’s Global Feminisms: The Cultural Logic of the Late Philip Morris’s Art Sponsorship,” College Art Association (CAA, New York).
- Conference Panel Chair: 02/10 “Texting and Imaging the Middle-Eastern Body,” CAA, Chicago.
- Conference Paper 01/06, “The Pedagogy of the Writing Prompt,” AAC&U Conference, Washington, DC on the panel titled “Challenging Boundaries: Early College as an Agent for Change.”
- Conference Paper 10/04: “Making the Nude Oriental: Drapery and Body as Ciphers of Difference,” paper on the panel, The Legacy of the French Nude, 19th-century French Studies Association annual conference, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO.
- Conference Commentator 05/04: Invited commentator for MIT Conference The Harem in History and the Imagination.
- Conference Paper 02/04: “Intertextuality and Black Femininity in Jacob Lawrence’s Harriet Tubman Series (1939),” CAA, Seattle, WA.
- Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global Cultures with Julie Codell (Ashgate Press).
- Multiple Wives, Multiple Pleasures: Representing the Harem, 1800-1875 London and Teaneck, NJ: Associated University Presses (Farleigh Dickinson University Press).
- "Students Must Learn to Analyze Sources Critically [re: Simon's Rock teaching and learning]," with Nancy Yanoshak, Chronicle of Higher Education, April 9, 2012.
- "Collecting/ Painting Harem / Clothing," in Material Culture, 1740–1920: Meanings and Pleasures of Collecting, John Potvin and Alla Myzelev, eds. Ashgate Press, Aldershot, England and Burlington, VT, 2009, 87-108.
- "Dress and Undress: Clothing and Eroticism in Nineteenth-Century Visual Representations of the Harem," in Harem Histories: Imagining Places, Living Spaces, Marilyn Booth, editor, Durham: Duke University Press, 2010.
- "Visual Learning: Female Students, Women Artists and Mothers," in Outside the Lines: Bard College at Simon’s Rock and the “New Pedagogy” for the 21st Century, Nancy Yanoshak, ed. New York: Peter Lang, 2011. 153-73.
- "and Animation: The Visual Language of Dance of Death in Fifteenth-Century Germany and Today," commentary to Dance of Death, DVD, Christine Gevert, director, Crescendo Publishing, 2008.
- Research Associate, Five Colleges Women’s Studies Research Center, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, Fall 2001.
- Millard Meiss Manuscript Preparation Award, College Art Association, for Multiple Wives, Multiple Pleasures, awarded October 1999.
Dr. DelPlato was a research associate at the Getty Center for Art History and Humanities