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Dr Alison Rowley is Reader in Cultural Theory. She studied Fine Art at Middlesex Polytechnic and gained an MA and PhD from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. In 2001 she was appointed Lecturer in Art History, Theory and Fine Art at the University of Leeds where she was a member of the Executive of the AHRC Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History (CentreCATH). From 2003 to 2010 she was Senior Lecturer in Historical, Theoretical and Critical Studies in Visual Art at the University of Ulster, Belfast, and before joining the University of Huddersfield she was Reader in Art and Design at Liverpool John Moores University. Her monograph Helen Frankenthaler: Painting History, Writing Painting was published by I.B. Tauris in 2007.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Histories and theories of sexual difference, gender and social class inscribed in practices of modern and contemporary art

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Research Output

Common Gestures, Class Acts: Young British Artists in Retrospect

Rowley, A., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. 240 p. (New Encounters: Arts, Cultures, Concepts)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

From the Other Side at Documenta 11 (2002)

Rowley, A., 1 Sep 2019, In : Moving Image Review and Art Journal. 8, 1-2, p. 148-155 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Griselda Pollock and the Spaces of Writing Painting

Rowley, A., 1 Jul 2017, In : Images. Journal of Visual and Cultural Studies. 7, p. 71-93 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    • 3 Oral presentation
    • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
    • 1 Invited talk

    Trinh T. Minh-ha

    Alison Rowley (Panelist)
    3 Dec 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

    Between Fiction and Documentary: The 'Scandalous property'of 'realness' in Chantal Akerman's filmmaking

    Alison Rowley (Speaker)
    5 Nov 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Between Fiction and Documentary: "Realness" in La Captive and La Folie Almayer

    Alison Rowley (Speaker)
    5 Nov 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Paul Neagu and Touch

    Alison Rowley (Speaker)
    21 Oct 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Helen Frankenthaler: Something New in Terms of Nature

    Alison Rowley (Speaker)
    14 Feb 2014

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk