Interim Associate Dean
College of Visual & Performing Arts
College of Visual & Performing Arts 301B
Thomas Stubblefield joined the Art History department in the Fall of 2010. Prior to that, he earned aPh.D. in Visual Studies from the University of California-Irvine and a Masters in Art History from the University of Illinois-Chicago. He has taught courses in Art History and Film Studies at Laguna College of Art and Design, FIDM, El Camino College, Columbia College Chicago, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Chicago State University, Facets Film School and the University of California-Irvine. In 2014, he received the Josef Breitenbach Research Fellowship through the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography.
Professor Stubblefield's research interests include: the visual culture of disaster, memory, digital-analog discourses, Postmodern aesthetics, theory of photography, film studies, psychoanalysis, critical theory (the Frankfurt school, Post-Structuralism) and the portrait after WWII.
- ARH 105: Visual Imagery: A Critical Introduction
- ARH 125: Renaissance to Modern Art and Its Antecedents
- ARH 150: Modern and Contemporary Art
- ARH 329: Portraiture
- ARH 390 (Special Topics): Cultural Memory and the Image, The Visual Culture of Disaster, Censorship and 20th century Visual Culture, and Postmodernism.
- ARH 445: Theory of Photography
“In Pursuit of Other Networks: Drone Art and Accelerationist Aesthetics.” In Life in the Age of Drones, edited by Caren Kaplan and Lisa Parks, Durham, NC: Duke University Press (under review).
“The City From Afar: Urbanization and the Aerial View in Alvin Coburn's The Octopus.” In Journal of Urban History (forthcoming)
“The Home after Interiority: Postmodernism, Photography and the Domestic Sphere.” In Home: Concepts, Constructions and Contexts, edited by Kathy-Ann Tan and Cecile Sandten, Trier, Germany: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier (forthcoming).
“The Camera as Corrective: Post-Photography, Disaster Networks and the Afterimage of Hurricane Katrina.” In 10 Years After Katrina: Critical Perspectives of the Storm’s Effect on American Culture and Identity, edited by Mary Ruth Marotte and Glenn Jellenik, New York, NY: Rowman and Littlefield, (forthcoming).
"In the Pursuit of an Outside: Art Speigelman's In the Shadow of No Towers and the Crisis of the Unrepresentable." In After NAFTA: Contemporary North American Dystopian Literature. Edited by Brett Josef Grubisic, Tara Lee and Gisèle M. Baxter , Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014.
“Ars Oblivionalis: Umberto Eco and Erasure.” In Theorizing Visual Studies: Writing through the Discipline, edited by James Elkins, New York: Routledge, 2013.
“Do Disappearing Monuments Simply Disappear? The Counter-Monument in Revision." Future Anterior 8, no. 2(Winter 2011).
"Two Kinds of Darkness: Jean-Luc Nancy and the Community of Cinema." In Canadian Journal of Film Studies 19, no.2 (2010).