Dr. Fiona Anderson, Contemporary Arts Instructor, The College of Global Studies, gave a talk at The Rest is Noise festival in Southbank, London. The Rest is Noise is a year-long festival that examines 20th-century history and its influence on art and music. The latest focus of the festival is American history and how it transformed musical language of the modern world.
Anderson participated in the session titled “The American City,” which focussed on how artists and writers reacted to the new and unique energy of American cities in the 1920s and 30s. She presented on the writings of John Dos Passos and Hart Crane. The festival and Anderson’s contribution was highlighted in the Guardian.
Also, on March 25, Anderson presented her research, “The Erotic Space of the Abandoned Manhattan Waterfront,” to the Space Reading Group at University of London in Birkbeck. The Space Reading Group is a monthly meeting that focuses on spatial theory and literature.