History of Art Graduate Department of Art

Syme, Alison MA, PhD

Associate Professor, Modern Art (UT Mississauga)

Email: alison.syme@utoronto.ca

I teach and research 18th-, 19th-, and early 20th-century art history and visual culture, with an emphasis on metaphors of artistic practice and materials. Graduate courses include “Art and Animation,” “Psychoanalysis and the Visual,” and “Bloomsbury and Vorticism.” My current book project is entitled The Sticks and Stones of Edward Burne-Jones, which explores animation fantasies and the material imagination in the Victorian artist’s oeuvre.

Areas of Academic Interest
  • 19th- and early 20th-century French, British, and American art
Selected Publications
  • Willow (Reaktion, 2014)

  • A Touch of Blossom (Penn State UP, 2010)

  • “Love Among the Ruins: David Cannon Dashiell’s Queer Mysteries,” Art Journal 63.4 (Winter 2004): 80-95.

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