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Mieke Bal

January - January 2001

Mieke Bal is professor of theory of literature at the University of Amsterdam and founding director of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis. An eminent cultural critic and theorist, Bal's publications include Quoting Caravaggio: Contemporary Art, Preposterous History; Narratology: An Introduction to the Theory of Narrative; and Reading "Rembrandt": Beyond the Word-Image Opposition. At the Clark, she continued her study of art history as "preposterous history," in which works that appear first chronologically are investigated as "aftereffects" because of their quotations by subsequent artists, especially contemporary ones.

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