Department


Humanities & Communication

Associate Professor
Focus: Visual Art/Literature

Contact Information
(518) 694-7267
elisabeth.vines@acphs.edu


Speaker Request
Elisabeth L. Vines, PH.D.

EDUCATION

  • B.A. University of Virginia, double major Studio Art and Germanic languages
  • A.M., Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

COURSES TAUGHT AT ACPHS

  • Introduction to Medical Humanities
  • Humanities 102: the Modern World
  • Humanities 201: the Contemporary World
  • Masterpieces of Art
  • Challenged, Banned, Censored: Visual Art and Literature
  • Museum Exploration
  • Introduction to Drawing
  • Figure Drawing
  • The Fantastic in Visual Art and Literature

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Interdisciplinary studies of visual art and literature, such as the depiction of licit and illicit drugs in visual art and literature, oil paintings, working in two series:  G.I. Joe and Barbie series and the window treatment series.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

“Adam and Eve,” in International Encyclopedia of Censorship (Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers).

“Thomas Eakins,” in International Encyclopedia of Censorship (Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers).

“Michelangelo” in International Encyclopedia of Censorship (Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers).

Invited review essay of Shawn C. Jarvis and Jeannine Blackwell’s The Queen’s Mirror: fairy tales by German women, 1780-1900 (Nebraska: Nebraska UP, 2001) in Choice Vol. 39 No. 3.

“Rilke and Seeing in Time and Space,” in Unreading Rilke: Unorthodox Approaches to a Cultural Myth, ed. Hartmut Heep, vol. 92 of Studies in Modern German Literature (New York: Lang, 2001) 43-53.


EXHIBITS

Oil painting Library Entrance included in the Albany Center Gallery Members' Show. December 7, 2018 - Fri. January 18, 2019 (exhibit)

Oil painting "Virginia Spring" selected for the Tri County 24th Annual National Small Works exhibit in Cobleskill, NY; juror Lori Bookstein.

Two-person show in the Great Hall of the First Unitarian Society of Schenectady, NY. June - Sept.

Oil painting in the 41st annual Arts Center of the Capital Region’s Fences Show. June-July.

Oil painting "Jeep for Sale" selected for the 40th annual Arts Center of the Capital Region’s Fences Select Show; juror Stephanie Plunkett. Jul-Aug. 2005.

One person show of nineteen oil paintings at the Bethlehem Town Public Library. Jan. 2006.

Three oil paintings in the 40th annual Arts Center of the Capital Region’s Fences Show. June-July 2005.

Curator of Illustration Art at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

Vines E. Like Life and Medical Humanities. Eighth Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI, September 13, 2018 (conference presentation).