Patricia Leighten (NHC Fellow, 1995–96)

Project Title

The Esthetics of Radicalism: Anarchism and Cultural Criticism in Avant-Guerre France

Queen's University at Kingston

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Fellowship Work Summary, 1995–96

Patricia Leighten continued work on The Esthetics of Radicalism: Anarchism and Cultural Criticism in Avant-Guerre France and wrote "The Gendered Utopia and Dystopia of Frantiäek Kupka" which she presented at a meeting of the College Art Association in February. She revised the manuscript and drafted a new chapter of Art, Anarchism, and Audience in Pre-World War l Paris, part of which she delivered as "Modernist Heteroglossia: Art, Anarchism, and Audience in Pre-World War I Paris" in the spring lecture series at the National Humanities Center. An excerpt from her current work, "Kees van Dongen: Art, Anarchism, and Audience," appears in the National Humanities Center's journal Ideas (vol. 4, no. 2).