Dr. Sara Blaylock
University of Minnesota Duluth
Department of Art & Design
317 Humanities
1201 Ordean Court Duluth, MN 55812

PRESENTATIONS

Including Conferences Organized & Invitations

2019

Seminar on Teaching East German Culture, German Studies Association 43rd annual conference, Portland, Oregon (October 3-6).

“Birth Stories of a Mutation Scenario: Chernobyl and the East German Body in Gundula Schulze Eldowy's Birth Portraits,” College Art Association 107th annual conference, New York, New York (February 14).

2018

Invited Speaker “The Subject Who Knows: Photographers and Photographed in a Late East Germany,” University of Minnesota Morris (December 7).

Conference Organized International Association for Visual Culture fifth biannual conference (“Visual Pedagogies”), London College of Communication, University of the Arts London (September 13-15).

“Crossing Media, Forging Community – The Experimental Films of East Germany’s Feminist Art Collective, the Künstlerinnengruppe Exterra XX,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies 59th annual conference, Toronto, Canada (March 17).

2017

Invited Speaker / Visiting Scholar Museum of Modern Art, C-MAP Central and Eastern European research initiative, New York, New York (March 22).


“Enacting the Citizen: Artist Publications in East Germany as a Counter-Public Sphere,” College Art Association 105th annual conference, New York, New York (February 17).

2016

Invited Speaker "Unofficial Galleries as a Counter-Public Sphere" Gegenstimmen. Kunst in der DDR 1976 - 1989 (Voices of Dissent): Art in the GDR 1976-1989) Symposium, Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany (September 22). 

"The Body in Pieces: Radical East German Photography in the 1980s," College Art Association 104th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. (February 5).

2015

"Being the Woman they Wanted her to Be: Cornelia Schleime Performs her Stasi File," Feminism and Art History's New Domesticities, University of Birmingham, England (July 4).


Invited Speaker / Discussant "New Subjectivities, New Emotions, New Politics: Oppositional Politics and Counter Cultures Across the Iron Curtain during the long 1970s," European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany (June 12-13).


Invited Speaker / Discussant "Alltag und Utopie," Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam, Germany (April 23-24). ​

2014

"The Case of Cornelia Schleime: Reading Signs of Artist Agency in Stasi Files," Reassessing East German Art: 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Iowa State University (September 17)


"The Body as a Machine: System Contact in the Art of the Auto-Perforation Artists, Dresden 1985-1991," "Dropping out of Socialism": Alternative Cultures in the Soviet Bloc, 1956-1991, University of Bristol, England (June 5).

"The Body Under Duress Will Be Moved: American Pilots and East German Spectators in Pilots in Pajamas (East Germany, 1968, Walter Heynowski & Gerhard Scheumann)," Society for Cinema and Media Studies 55th annual conference, Seattle, Washington (March 20).

2012

“Culver City's Wende Museum: East Germany on the Pacific," German Studies between the Global and the Local, Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies Summer Workshop, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany (June 25).