Faculty

Zoë Marie JonesLecturer

  • media area: Art History
  • extension: 3850
  • email: zmj13@humboldt.edu
  • office: Art, A 26

Education

  • PhD, Art History, Duke University, 2011
  • BA, Art History and Romance Languages, University of Oregon, 2001

Biography

Zoë Marie Jones specializes in the confluence of art and popular culture in pre-world war II Europe. Secondary interests include nineteenth century painting and sculpture and the art of the totalitarian governments of the early twentieth century. Her dissertation, entitled "A Transnational Bohemia: Dandyism and the Dance in the Futurist Art of Gino Severini, 1906-1914," engages in a remapping of cultural boundaries in avant-guerre Paris through an interdisciplinary study of the Italian Futurist Gino Severini, a major figure in the development of European modernism during the first half of the twentieth century. Jones has received several prominent grants, including a Carmargo Fellowship (2008) and a Fulbright Fellowship (2009) to carry out archival research in both France and Italy. She is currently working on an entry for an edited volume focusing on immigrant artistic communities in nineteenth and early twentieth century Paris. Other ongoing projects include research into the relationship between modernist art and religion in interwar Europe. An article on this topic, “Spiritual Crisis and the ‘Call to Order’: The Early Aesthetic Writings of Gino Severini and Jacques Maritain,” appeared in the January 2010 issue of Word & Image.

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