Event: Fellowship Lecture Series: Niloofar Gholamrezaei
About this Event
Please join us when Niloofar Gholamrezaei, a UNT Special Collections 2019 Research Fellowship Awardee, will give her lecture, “World War I and Representation: A Cross-cultural Comparison of the British Soldier’s Poetry and Der Krieg by Otto Dix.”
Niloofar Gholamrezaei is a PhD student in Fine Arts: Critical Studies and Artistic Practice at Texas Tech University. Her dissertation is a cross-cultural investigation of two painters of the twentieth century, Otto Dix (1891-1969 Germany) and Kamal-Al-Molk (or Mohammad Ghaffari, 1848-1940, Iran). In addition to research, she spends time perusing her artistic practice in painting and animation.
Project Title: World War I and Representation: A Cross-cultural Comparison of the British Soldier’s Poetry and Der Krieg by Otto Dix
Project Description: This project will focus on the representation of World War I through a comparative and interdisciplinary analysis of the Donald Thomas WWI Poetry Collection and Otto Dix’s representation of Great War during 1923-1924 in his series of prints, Der Krieg, or the War Cycle. This research will examine the antiwar aesthetic of Otto Dix’s prints and the British soldiers’ poetries, their different modes of representation, and differing political and aesthetic positionalities.