Rina Arya

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20082018
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Biography

Rina Arya joined the University of Huddersfield in 2018 as Professor of Visual Culture and Theory.

Professor Arya received an MA in Theology from the University of Leeds and a PhD from the University of Glasgow. Her research interests include post-war British art; abjection and disgust; theology and visual art; the sociology of the sacred; and visual religious studies. Her main research interest is in the role of the sacred in the arts and culture, especially in contemporary secular culture. Her PhD focused on the expression and experience of the sacred in ‘Death of God’ culture. Since then she has written extensively on the art of Francis Bacon. This developed her interest in abjection and the body, the subject of her 2014 monograph. She is continuing her interest in the relationship between the visual and culture in her current book project on the cultural appropriation of Hindu symbols.

Keywords

  • Postwar British Art
  • Abjection & Disgust
  • Theology
  • Visual Art
  • Sociology of the Sacred
  • Visual Religious Studies

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art Social Sciences
spirituality Social Sciences
phenomenology Social Sciences
Religion Social Sciences
artist Social Sciences
painter Social Sciences
Weltanschauung Social Sciences
Francis Bacon Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2008 2018

On Diaspora: In search of the holy

Arya, R., Nov 2018, In : Performance Research. 23, 4-5, p. 279-282 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Holy
Diaspora
India
Gratitude
Mystic

Whose history is it anyway? The case of Exhibit B

Arya, R., 2018, In : Journal for Cultural Research. 22, 1, p. 27-38 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

art
history
protest
oppression
artist

Abjection interrogated: Uncovering the relation between abjection and disgust

Arya, R., 2017, In : Journal of Extreme Anthropology. 1, 1, p. 48-61 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Disgust
Abjection
Phenomenology
Rejection
Human Life

Book review: Looking Back at Bacon: Reviewing the Oeuvre

Arya, R., 1 Jun 2017, In : Art History. 40, 3, p. 665-671 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Catalogue Raisonne
Hardback
Francis Bacon
Reviewing

Frames of meaning: the space-frame in Bacon

Arya, R., 18 Oct 2017, In : Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture. 8, 3, p. 73-85 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Glass
Iteration
1920s
Three-dimensional
1950s