New article published in Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft

With thanks to editors Christian Berger and Annika Schlitte, my article “Reconsidering the Photographic Encounter: Materiality, Conceptualist Photography, Sublimation, and the Subject” on conceptualist photography and feminist, materialist subjectivity, examining some of Jeff Wall’s photos as a specific case study, has been published in the recent issue of Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft (The… Continue reading New article published in Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020-2022

I have been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship to be held at York University’s Sensorium Centre for Arts and Digital Technology and the Department of Visual Arts and Art History, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design with supervisor Dr. Sarah Parsons. Because of COVID-19, I will be deferring… Continue reading SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020-2022

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Successful dissertation defence 10 Feb. 2021

On the morning of February 10th, 2021, I successfully defended my dissertation Rematerializing the Immaterial: A Comparative Study of Vancouver’s Conceptual Visual Arts and Writing and became Dr. Julia Polyck-O’Neill. With thanks to supervisor Dr. Gregory Betts, committee members Dr. Linda Steer and Prof. Derek Knight, external examining committee members Dr. Susan Rudy and Dr.… Continue reading Successful dissertation defence 10 Feb. 2021

Material, a digital chapbook with Model Press

My new chapbook Material, published with Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Model Press in 2020, explores concepts of materiality, embodied realities, and subjectivity. Many of the poems are inspired by Downer, a recent installation by Canadian artist Liz Magor, whose work has captivated my imagination for several decades, mainly because of its radical ambiguity. Notable, I wrote the… Continue reading Material, a digital chapbook with Model Press

poem | image | self (after Adrian Piper and Lucy Lippard’s _Catalysis_ )

poem | image | self is a continuation of my research creation project exploring ambiguities related to specific works by conceptual artist Adrian Piper and my evolving relationships to these works. This chapbook was published by Ottawa’s above/ground press in part for my participation in the TEXT/SOUND/PERFORMANCE: Making in Canadian Space conference at University College… Continue reading poem | image | self (after Adrian Piper and Lucy Lippard’s _Catalysis_ )

Review in Prefix Photo Magazine

I published a review of Leah Modigliani‘s Engendering an avant-garde: The unsettled landscapes of Vancouver photo-conceptualism (U Manchester Press, 2018) in issue 40 of Prefix Photo. The text is part of Manchester’s Rethinking Art’s Histories series, edited by Marsha Meskimmon and Amelia Jones (!!!), which “aims to open out art history from its most basic… Continue reading Review in Prefix Photo Magazine

New peer-reviewed article published in English Studies in Canada journal

A recent article I wrote, “Lisa Robertson’s Archive, Singular and Collective,” has been published in a special issue on “Pedagogies of the Archive” (Vol. 44, No. 2 (June 2018), pp. 75-100) of the journal English Studies in Canada edited by Dr. Jason Wiens. The article explores genealogical strands of the conceptual art movement as they… Continue reading New peer-reviewed article published in English Studies in Canada journal

Nikki Sheppy reviews Julia Polyck-O’Neill’s Femme (2016) in Arc Poetry Magazine #83

Calgary poet-critic Nikki Sheppy reviewed my chapbook, Femme (above ground press, 2016), in the newest issue of Arc Poetry Magazine. Although the journal is not available online, above/ground editor rob mclennan was kind enough to share this excerpt of the review on the press’s blog: In this collection, the room is a feminist forum inhabited… Continue reading Nikki Sheppy reviews Julia Polyck-O’Neill’s Femme (2016) in Arc Poetry Magazine #83