Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, will deliver a lecture addressing “Kara Walker’s About the Title: Re-enacting the Trauma of Colonialism and Slavery” on Thursday, May 12, at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Germany. Her lecture is sponsored by the Program in North American Studies.
Fryd will present a paper titled “Stefanie Ries: Waiting to Escape Nazi Germany” at a conference held May 20-22 at the University of Paderborn. The title of the panel session is “Waiting as Cultural Practice.”
She is currently writing book manuscripts entitled Against Our Will: Representing Sexual Trauma in American Art, 1970-2014 and Writing Trauma: Henry Ries’ Photographs of Berlin, 1937-2004. Fryd is the niece of New York Times photographer Henry Ries (1917-2004), a Berlin-born Jew who fled Hitler with his sister (Fryd’s mother) in 1938, returning to Germany after the war to photograph the darkness of war’s aftermath.