Prof Suzanne Human (E Suzanne De Villiers-Human)

Select publications

  • 1982. Schematic representation in medieval art against the background of allegorical scriptural exegesis. Tydskrif vir Christelike Wetenskap. 1982, 18(1/2):14-22.
  • 1986. Propaganda for art. Antwerp - the place of the artist in society. South African Journal of Art History. July, 1(3/4): 29-36.
  • 1987. Flemish art theory in the second half of the seventeenth century. An investigation of an unexploited source. South African Journal of Art History. June, 2 (1/2): 1-11.
  • 1988. Conference Report: First International Conference on Word and Image, Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam, 23th - 25th April 1987. South African Journal of Art History, June, 3(1/2): 47-48. Hogarth’s vitality. South African Journal of Art History. 1991, 2 (2): 42-49.
  • 1990. Pictures in the expanded field of narrativity. Current perspectives in South African art and architecture. Proceedings of the 6th annual conference of the SAAH. University of Cape Town, 11th - 13th July: 41-45.
  • 1992. Roy Lichtenstein and a transgressive narrative tradition. Van den Berg, D. J. (red). The communication of world views. Acts of the seventh annual conference of the South African Association of Art Historians. University of the Orange Free State, 17th - 19th July 1991. Bloemfontein: UOFS, 1992. Acta Varia, 2:101-109.
  • 1995. Eyesight and insight. A worm’s eye perspective on focalization. Acta Academica. 27(3): 37-67.
  • 2002. Fighting from within: Mainstreaming Gender at the University of the Free State. One of five authors. Acta Academica Supplementum: Gender, society and theory, 2002, 1:1–38.
  • 2002. Reception, deception, illusion and magic: Feminism and theoretical practice. Co-author: Johann Visagie. Acta Academica Supplementum: Gender, society and theory, 2002, 1:91–112.
  • 2003. Art and magic: the mask of wildness. In: Von Maltzan, C. (red.), Africa and Europe: en/countering myths. Essays on literature and cultural politics. Frankfurt a. M: Peter Lang Verlag. pp. 199–129. (Literary and cultural theory, 15. Wojciech H. Kalaga (general editor). ISBN 3-631-51216-3.
  • 2003. Gender, ideology and display. Image [&] Narrative. Bataens, J. (general editor) & Jüngst, H. (guest editor). Leuven: Instituut vir Kulturele Studies, Katolieke Universiteit.
  • 2003. Gender, ideology and display. South African Journal of Art History, 18:1–14.
  • 2005. Body fluids and gender in picaresque art and writing. Junctures. The Journal for thematic dialogue. Dunedin, New Zeeland.
  • 2005. Explosions in visual art and music. The International Review of the Aesthetics and sociology of Music, 36(1):179–197.
  • 2010. The image and the Brazen serpent: Division, mediation and the translatability of cultures. Acta Academica, 42 (10).
  • 2010. Picaresque translations: Johannes Phokela and the iconic potential of ruptures. De Arte, 2010: 82:33 - 46.
  • 2010. Picareske vertalingen: Johannes Phokela en de Vlaamse schilderkunst. Kunsttijdschrift Vlaanderen. June 2010, 59 (331): 529 – 532.
  • 2011. History, ruin and sacrament: the breaking of images and the breaking of the bread. South African Journal of Art History: 26 (2), pp. 1 - 14.
  • 2012. Art historiography and Bildwissenschaft: New perspectives on some objects by the Venda sculptor Phutuma Seoka. Acta Academica Supplementum 2012 (1): 20 – 42.
  • 2013. Object and medium: art historiography, image theory and Venda sculpture. In: Großmann, U. & Krutisch, P. (eds.) The Challenge of the Object / Die Herausforderung des Objekts. Congress Proceedings, T. 1-3. Nuremberg: Germanisches Nationalmuseum Press.
  • 2017. Verkennende verbeeldingswêrelde: die ontsluiting van die Willem Boshoff Argief. LitNet Akademies 14(2): 26 – 64. Co-author: Van Wyk, J. De Villiers-Human, S. & Van den Berg, D.

Papers presented at local and international conferences since 2000

  • 2000. Gender, ideology and display. The 16th annual conference of the South African Association of Art Historians. Rhodes University, Grahamstown, 21st - 24th September 2000.
  • 2001. Reception, deception, illusion and magic. The 17th annual conference of the South African Association of Art Historians. University of Natal, Durban, 11th – 13th July 2001.
  • 2001. Art and magic: the mask of the Fool. International conference sponsored by the European Union. Africa and Europe: myths, masks and masquerades. School of Languages and Literatures. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2nd –5th April 2001.
  • 2003. Wildness and Interpretation. International Sociological Association and the Sociology of the Arts Research Network of the European Sociological Association. (Research stream: Culture, collective memories and public discourse). Murcia, Spain 23 - 26 September 2003.
  • 2003. Cultural disparities and similarities: on hermeneutics and frenzy. The SAAAH 19th annual conference. Visual studies in contemporary South Africa. Stellenbosch University, 12th and 13th September 2003.
  • 2003. Critical theory and gender. Critical theories symposium. Travelling Institute for music research. (Funded internationally, arranged by the NRF with international presenters of papers). University of the Free State. 22 – 24 October 2003.
  • 2005. Our troubled sense of pictures: immersion, infolding and overlay. The 21st annual conference of the South African Association of Art Historians. Rhodes University, Grahamstown 8th – 10th September, 2005.
  • 2006. Polychromy and art history. Some questions on the interpretation of modern African polychrome sculpture. International conference on the arts and society. Edinburgh University, Edinburgh 15th – 18th August 2006.
  • 2006. Polychromy and reenchantment. The 22nd national conference of the South African Visual Arts Historians (SAVAH): Transformation/s in visual culture. Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark, 7 – 10 September 2006.
  • 2007. Modernism, myth and religious narrative: Laduma Madela and Azaria Mbatha. The 23rd national conference of the South African Visual Arts Historians (SAVAH): South African art history in African context. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 13 - 16 September 2007.
  • 2009. The brazen serpent and other transforming images: On the translatability of cultures. The 25rd national conference of the South African Visual Arts Historians (SAVAH). The politics of change: Looking backwards and forwards. University of Pretoria. 9 – 11 July 2009
  • 2010. Picaresque translations between “Africa” and “Europe”: Johannes Phokela and the iconic energy of ruptures. The 8th biennial Conference of the Association for Low Country Studies in Great Britain and Ireland (ALCS). Communicating, Remembering, Reconstructing: An interdisciplinary conference for Low Countries Studies. Dublin, January 6 – 7, 2010.
  • 2011. History, ruin and sacrament: the breaking of images and the breaking of the bread. Ruination as metaphor and process: ideals, damage and the passing of time. Interdisciplinary conference. South African Journal of Art History fifth annual conference, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 08-Jul-2011 - 09-Jul-2011.
  • 2011. Object and medium: art historiography, image theory and Venda sculpture. The 33rd annual conference of the Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art (CIHA). The challenge of the object. Nuremberg, Germany 15 - 20 July, 2012.
  • 2013. Textures of light in depictions of the Annunciation: on the historicity of images. 28th annual SAVAH conference: Visual arts and art history now: What? How? Why? Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town 5 - 8 September.

Martin P. Rossouw

Selected publications

  • 2019. Left-Right Dynamics of Staging and Composition in Class 15. Short Film Studies, 9(1). (Forthcoming)
  • 2018. Zepo as Metapicture of Its Making. Short Film Studies, 8(1): 29-32.
  • 2017. There’s Something About Malick: Film-Philosophy, Contemplative Style, and Ethics of Transformation. New Review of Film and Television Studies, 15(3): 279-298.
  • 2017. Of Metaphor and Machine: Some Nuts and Bolts Behind Modern Times as Philosophy. Image & Text, 30:38-72.
  • 2013. Loyalty, Women and ‘Business’: Ideological Hyper-Values in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. Acta Academica, 45(4): 84-118.

DJ van den Berg

Research outputs

  • 2009. Na-beeld/na-beelding: stedelike portrette. LitNet Akademies, 6(3): 55-79. ISSN 1995-5928 http://www.linet.co.za
  • 2009. Untimely postludes: the separation of past and present. The politics of change: looking backwards and forwards, 25th annual conference of the South African Visual Arts Historians (SAVAH), University of Pretoria, 10-11 July 2009 [proceedings to be published].
  • 2007. Not I: troubled self-representations. Acta Academica, 39(1): 47-78.
  • 2007. Anthropologies of the image. Freschi, F (ed). South African art history in an African context, 23rd annual conference of the South African Visual Arts Historians (SAVAH), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 12-15 September 2007. [Johannesburg: SAVAH, 2008].
  • 2006. Transformed and transforming images: Wim Botha’s ‘Premonitions of War’ touring exhibition and its Bloemfontein reception. Schauffer, D. (ed), Transformation/s in visual culture, 22nd annual conference of the South African Visual Arts Historians (SAVAH), Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark, 7-10 September 2006. [Johannesburg: SAVAH, 2007]: 216-224.
  • 2004. What is an image and image power? South African Journal of Art History, 19: 155-177.
  • 2004. Framing images under iconoclash conditions. Visual Culture/Explorations: conference proceedings, University of Pretoria, 9-10 Jul 2004. Pretoria: Dept of Visual Arts, University of Pretoria, 2005: 217-228. ISBN1-86854-614. Van den Berg, DJ 2003. Painting history: ‘Terra incognita’ as anti-Leviathan emblem. Acta Academica, 37(1): 56-98.

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