Works in Progress

Images and Objects in Modern Europe

Brooke Belisle
April 18, 2019
12:00 – 1:15 pm
The Index of Medieval Art A6

At the workshop, Professor Brooke Belisle will present her current book project, “The Bigger Picture,” on ways in which strategies of connection in contemporary media aesthetics resonate with the expansive ambitions of nineteenth-century formats such as stereo-panamas, early photographic sets, and other pre- or para-cinematic experiments.

Brooke Belisle is Assistant Professor in Art History and Criticism at Stony Brook University where she directs the Graduate Certificate in Media, Art, Culture, and Technology. She also serves as an editor at the Journal of Visual Culture and as co-chair of the CinemArts group of the Society of Cinema and Media Studies. Her work focuses on emergent and experimental forms of visual media aesthetics from the 19th century to the present – with a special interest in panoramic and stereoscopic formats of photography, cinema, and digital media. She is currently finishing a book about expanded views and dimensional aesthetics, and is at work on a second project about the history of astronomical imaging. Her research has been supported by long-term fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Getty Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

RSVP: To facilitate active discussion, the workshop will be capped at 25 people. If you would like to attend, please email Annemarie Iker (, by April 15. (Light lunch served)