Dr Barnaby Haran
BA (UCL) PHD (UCL)
Office: 2.04, Cotham House
Phone: +44 (0)117 331 0434
Barnaby Haran studied History of Art at University College London, where he completed his BA in 2001, MA in 2002, and PHD in 2008. He has taught extensively at UCL as well as at Thames Valley University and the London Study Programme of University of Delaware.
- American Art and Culture of nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
- Histories of Photography and Film, in particular American documentary and avant-garde practices in the 1930s
- International avant-garde networks in the 1920s and 1930s, especially connections between American, German, and Russian communist artists, photographers, and filmmakers.
- Co-editor with Warren Carter and Frederick J. Schwarz, Essays in Honour of Andrew Hemingway, forthcoming, University College London 2013, including chapter 'Red Hashar: Louis Lozowick's Representatons of the Sovietization of Central Asia'.
- 'Machine, Montage, and Myth: Experimental Cinema and the Politics of Modernism during the Great Depression', Textual Practice, 5 (3), 2011.
- 'Homeless Houses: Classifying Walker Evans's Photographs of Victorian Architecture', Oxford Art Journal, 33/ 3, 2010.
- 'The New Vision in American Photography: Ralph Steiner, Walker Evans, and "Americanism"', Object, Number 8, 2005/ 2006.
Contributions to books
- 'Magic Windows: Frederick Kiesler and Department Store Constructivism', John Welchman, ed., Sculpture and the Vitrine, forthcoming Ashgate 2013.
- 'Camera Workers', Review of Jorge Ribalta (ed.), The Worker Photography Movement (1926-39): Essays and Documents and Mason Klein and Catherine Evans (eds.), The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, 1936-51, Oxford Art Journal, October 2012.
- 'Myth, Manners and Memory', Review of De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea Exhibition, Enclave, Fall 2011.
- 'Alice Neel', Review of Whitechapel Art Gallery Exhibition, Enclave, No. 2, Fall 2010.
- 'Modernism into America', Review of Jennifer R. Gross (ed.), The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America and Jay Bochner, American Lens: Scenes from Alfred Stieglitz's New York Secession, Oxford Art Journal, 30. 2. 2007.
- 'Americanism in Paris', Review of Sophie Lévy (ed.), A Transatlantic Avant-Garde: American Artists in Paris, 1918-1939, Oxford Art Journal, 29. 1. 2006.
- "Gustav Klutsis and Valentina Kulagina: Photography and Montage After Constructivism", Review of International Center of Photography exhibition, New York, 2004, Object, Number 7, 2004/ 2005.
- 'Projections of an American Kino: Experimental Cinema and Montage on a Budget', Left-wing Publications Session with Steve Edwards, Warren Carter and Alberto Toscano, Marxism in Culture Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, 9 December 2011.
- 'The Ruins of the Lopsided Life: Paul Strand's Photographs of Ghost Towns in New Mexico and Colorado', Transatlantic Dialogues conference, Terra Foundation, Paris, 13 May 2011.
- 'Kino in America: Experimental Cinema, the Workers Film and Photo League, and the Debates on Soviet Film in the 1930s', British Association of American Studies conference, April 14-17 2011.
- The Invention and Suspension of Genius: Walker Evans at MoMA and Fortune, Annual Association of Art Historians conference, University of Warwick, March 31- April 2 2011.
- 'The House of Shadow Silence: Frederick Kiesler's Film Guild Cinema, New York, 1929. Postgraduate Research Seminar, Department of History of Art, University of Bristol, 28 March 2011.
- 'The Anonymous Laborer: Walker Evans at Fortune', Historical Materialism, London, November 11, 2010.
- 'Magic Windows: Frederick Kiesler and Department Store Constructivism', Abstract Connections conference, Tate Modern, March 25 2010.
- 'The Machines that Broke America: Conflicts of Interests in Pare Lorentz's Documentary Films', Historical Materialism conference, London, November 27, 2009.
- 'Department Store Constructivism: Frederick Kiesler and the Mass Market in New York in the 1920s', Sculpture and the Vitrine workshop, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, July 17, 2009.
- 'Department Store Constructivism: Frederick Kiesler and the Mass Market in New York in the 1920s', Annual Association of Art Historians conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, April 3 2009.
- 'Damaged Americanism: Walker Evans's Photographs of Victorian Architecture’, Annual Association of Art Historians conference, Tate Britain, April 3 2008.
- 'The American Uncanny: Walker Evans' Photographs of Victorian Vernacular Architecture’, Real Things, University of York, July 5 2007.
- 'Taming the Tentacles of Skyscrapers in American Photography: Alfred Stieglitz and Ralph Steiner's Sublime and Ridiculous Monsters', Annual Association of Art Historians Conference, University of Belfast, April 13 2007.
- 'From the New World to the Unworld: E.E. Cummings' Eimi, a Journal of Soviet Russia', Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture seminar, Institute of Historical Research, October 14 2005.
- 'The New Vision in American Photography: Ralph Steiner, Walker Evans, and Americanism', Department of History of Art, University College London, December 12 2004.