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Samantha KavkyAssociate Professor of Art History
Full-time

Ph.D., History of Art, University of Pennsylvania

M.A., History of Art, University of Pennsylvania

B.A., Art History, New College of Sarasota, Florida

e-mail: bsk10@psu.edu
Phone: 610-396-6398
Fax: 610-396-6026
Office: 318 Gaige Building

Profile:

Dr. Kavky teaches courses in American and European art, covering time periods from the Italian Renaissance to contemporary America. Her research interests include the early twentieth century movements of Dada and Surrealism, and the intersections between art, psychoanalysis, and anthropology. She has published on the German Surrealist, Max Ernst and the influence of Freudian theory on his art in the context of two World Wars. She is a co-founder and editor of the on-line Journal of Surrealism and the Americas.

Most Recent Publications:

Max Ernst in Arizona: Myth, mimesis and the hysterical landscape, ResAnthropology and Aesthetics 57/58 (Spring/Autumn 2010), 209-228.

Dream Work: Ernsts Rve dune petite fille qui voulut entrer au Carmel, Source 27 nos. 2-3 (Winter/Spring): 56-64.