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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 2016 2016

Griselda Pollock and the Spaces of Writing Painting

Rowley, A., 28 Dec 2016, (Accepted/In press) Images. Journal of Visual and Cultural Studies series: Griselda Pollock, from feminism to the concentrationary and beyond. Bibiri, R. (ed.). 2018 ed. Romania : Institutul European, Vol. 7.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Griselda Pollock
Master of Arts
Historical Knowledge

Activities 2014 2017

  • 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