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Drawing a Dialogue, Episode 10: The Canon


Drawing a Dialogue, Episode 10: The Canon

Cathy G. Johnson

Artwork by e jackson.

Artwork by e jackson.

Drawing a Dialogue is a podcast discussing comics in historical + educational contexts by Cathy G. Johnson + e remus jackson.

Episode 10: In this episode, Cathy + e examine the art historical idea of “the canon.” They discuss definitions of the word, the history of the practice, canonization’s criticisms, and how comics are understood within the framework. 

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Episode Citation (chronologically as mentioned in podcast):

  • Locher, H. (2012). The Idea of the Canon and Canon Formation in Art History. In Art History and Visual Studies in Europe: Transnational Discourses and National Frameworks (pp. 29-40).

  • Definition of "Canon" - The National Gallery in London

  • Griselda Pollock, Differencing the Canon: Feminism and the Writing of Art's Histories - Routledge

  • Nanette Salomon, The Art Historical Canon: Sins of Omission - PDF

  • Belting, H. (1987). The End of the History of Art? (2nd ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

  • "Modernism" - Wikipedia

  • Mitter, P. (2008). Interventions: Decentering Modernism: Art History and Avant-Garde Art from the Periphery. Art Bulletin, 90(4), 531-548.

  • Walter Mignolo, Museums in the Colonial Horizon of Modernity - Wiley

  • Andrew Hickey + Jon Austin, Knowledges and Knowing: Indigenous and Alternative Knowledges and the Western Canon - Academia

  • Piotrowski, P., & Wilczynski, M. t. (2008). On the Spatial Turn, or Horizontal Art History. Umeni / Art, 56(5), 378-383.

  • Correction: In this section, Cathy mixes up the words "horizontal" and "vertical;" Piotrowski's call is for a horizontal art history, where a vertical one has a hierarchy, horizontal does not.

  • Fox, A. (2013). Exploring the Art in Sequential Art: An Art Historical Approach to Teaching Comics. In Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom (pp. 91-100). McFarland.

  • Jazmin Smith - JSTOR Daily

  • Roeder, K. (2008). Looking High and Low at Comic Art. American Art, 22(1), 2-9.

  • Kim Munson, Forming a Visual Canon: Comics in Museums - Academia

Letters to the editor:

  • Zine Collection at the Sarah Doyle Women's Center at Brown University - Link

  • Speak graphic novel by Laurie Halse Anderson + Emily Carroll - Macmillan

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