Interdisciplinary Humanities PhD Program

Faculty of Humanities




Interdisciplinary Humanities PhD Program

Julia Polyck-O'Neill

 
Dissertation: “Rematerializing the Immaterial: An Interdisciplinary and Comparative Study of Vancouver’s Conceptualist Movements in Visual Arts and Literature 1984-2014”
 
My scholarly research focuses on intersections between conceptualist movements in visual arts and literature, examining how semantic form and content between these mediums share a common critical aim. My study implicates, chiefly, the close reading and investigation of primary texts (works of visual arts and writing, as well as key events) that engender or pertain to conceptualist activity in visual arts and writing communities and networks in and relating to Vancouver.
 
Keywords: conceptualisms; modernisms; avant-garde literatures and arts; neo-avant-gardes; archives; Canadian literatures and arts; Vancouver, British Columbia; transnational movements in arts and literatures; ; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; creative networks; neoliberalism; intermediality and remediation; institutional critique; critical posthumanism; decolonial movements; geohumanities; interdisciplinarity in avant-gardes; Marshall McLuhan; Jeff Wall; Lisa Robertson; Jeff Derksen; The Kootenay School of Writing; Douglas Coupland

 

Julia Polyck-O'Neill