Jill H. Casid

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Professor

Phone: 608.265.0136

Email: jhcasid@wisc.edu

Office Number: 206B Elvehjem

Office Hours:
Wednesdays 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM*
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Education:

B.A. Princeton University, 1988
M.A. Courtauld Institude of Art, University of London, 1989
Ph.D. Harvard University, 1999

Jill H. Casid is Professor of Visual Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she founded and served as the first director of the Center for Visual Cultures. A historian, theorist, and practicing artist, her contributions to the transdisciplinary field of visual studies include her monographs Sowing Empire: Landscape and Colonization (Minnesota, 2006) which received the College Art Association’s Millard Meiss award and Scenes of Projection: Recasting the Enlightenment Subject (Minnesota, 2015) and the edited collection Art History in the Wake of the Global Turn (Yale, 2014) co-edited with Aruna D’Souza. Recent articles have appeared in Women and Performance, TDR, and the Journal of Visual Culture and she has contributed essays to, among other volumes, The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History (Princeton, 2015), Architecture is All Over (Actar, 2015), A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century (Routledge, 2011), Landscape Theory (Routledge, 2007), and The Global Eighteenth-Century (Johns Hopkins, 2005).  She is currently completing the two-volume project Form at the Edges of Life and co-editing a volume of essays The Deaths and Afterlives of Queer Theory with Michael Jay McClure. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her research and teaching, including the Chancellor’s Inclusive Excellence in Teaching Award (2015), the Vilas Research Investigator Award (2014), the H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship (2011), and the Hamel Faculty Fellowship (2009).

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Areas of Research and Teaching:

Visual Culture, early modern to contemporary, Europe and the Americas; Colonial Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Theory, Media and Technology Studies; Gender Studies and Queer Theory, and Visual Studies connecting Historical Study, Theoretical Speculation, and Studio Practice

On Faculty since 2002.

Courses taught:

Undergraduate

Cross-Cultural Arts around the Atlantic Rim, Introductory Lecture Course, Fulfills Ethnic Studies Requirement  

History and Theory of Photography, Introductory Lecture Course

Introduction to Museum Studies II: Curatorial Practicum 

Queer Theory, Visual Culture, Intermediate Lecture Course, Cross-listed with LGBT Studies Program

Theories and Methods for Visual Studies, Honors Seminar

Topics in Visual Culture: Word and Image, Intermediate Lecture Course, Cross-listed with Comparative Literature

Introduction to Critical Theory and Visual Culture, Intermediate Lecture Course

Imagining Diverse Community: Theory, Politics, and Art Exhibition Practices, First-Year Student Seminar

On Beauty: Value, Culture, History, Capstone Proseminar

What is Baroque?, Capstone Proseminar

Graduate 

Topics in the Study of Visual Cultures: The Deaths and Afterlives of Queer Theory

History, Theory & Methods in the Study of Visual Cultures

Topics in the Study of Visual Cultures: Psychoanalysis and Visual Culture

Topics in the Study of Visual Cultures: Bioethics and Aesthetics

Topics in the Study of Visual Cultures: After the Global Turn

Object-Body-Mind: Interrogating Sense Perception and Experience, co-taught with Ann Smart Martin

Romantic Visual Culture, cross-listed with English, co-taught with Theresa Kelley

Methods and Theories of Art History

Theory and Visual Culture: Deleuze and Guattari

Visual Transculture

Aesthetics and Visual Culture

Theory as Visual Practice, Visual Practice as Theory

Science, Hermeticism, and Visual Culture

Case Histories: Psychoanalysis and Visual Culture

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Selected Publications:

Scenes of Projection:  Recasting the Enlightenment Subject (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015).

Sowing Empire: Landscape and Colonization (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005), Awarded Millard Meiss grant from College Art Association.

Art History in the Wake of the Global Turn, co-edited with Aruna D’Souza, Clark Studies in the Visual Arts series (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014). 

Special issue on “Romantic Visualities,” co-edited with Theresa Kelley, Praxis: the online journal of Romantic Studies (December 2014).

“Landscaping for Chimeras,” Architecture is All Over, eds. Esther Choi and Marrikka Trotter (Barcelona and New York: ACTAR, in press, forthcoming November 2015). 

"Visual Representations,” in The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History ed. Joseph C. Miller, associate eds. Vincent Brown, Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Laurent Dubois and Karen Ordhal Kupperman (Princeton: Princeton University Press, January 2015), 468-76.

“Alter-Ovid—Contemporary Art on the Hyphen,” A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid, eds. John F. Miller and Carole Newlands (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), 416-35.

“Turning the ‘Fearful Sphere’: Prepositional Tactics in and for the Global,” in Art History in the Wake of the Global Turn, co-edited with Aruna D’Souza, Clark Studies in the Visual Arts series (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014), 213-27.

“Pyrographies: Photography and the Good Death,” Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory 22.1 (2012): 109-31.

‘Handle with Care,” TDR/Drama Review 56.4(Winter 2012): 123–37.

“Cis,” Journal of Visual Culture 11 (2012): 140–44.

“Landscape in, around, and under the Performative,” Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory 21.1 (2011), 97–116.

“Chimerical Figurations at the Monstrous Edges of Species,” Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century, eds. Stephanie Lemenager, Teresa Shewry, and Ken Hiltner (London: Routledge Press, 2011), 61–83.

 

“Landscape Trouble,” in Landscape Theory, eds. James Elkins and Rachael Z. DeLue (London: Routledge Press, 2007), 179–87.