Vivien Fryd Invited to Present Lectures at Two Universities in Germany

Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, will deliver a lecture addressing “Kara Walker’s About the Title:  Re-enacting the Trauma of Colonialism and Slavery” on Thursday, May 12, at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Germany.  Her lecture is sponsored by the Program in North American Studies.

Fryd will present a paper titled “Stefanie Ries:  Waiting to Escape Nazi Germany” at a conference held May 20-22 at the University of Paderborn.  The title of the panel session is “Waiting as Cultural Practice.”

She is currently writing book manuscripts entitled Against Our Will:  Representing Sexual Trauma in American Art, 1970-2014 and Writing Trauma:  Henry Ries’ Photographs of Berlin, 1937-2004.  Fryd is the niece of New York Times photographer Henry Ries (1917-2004), a Berlin-born Jew who fled Hitler with his sister (Fryd’s mother) in 1938, returning to Germany after the war to photograph the darkness of war’s aftermath.

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