2017-2018: Visiting Fellow
January - June 2018
Angie Blumberg received her Ph.D. in 2017 from the Department of English at Saint Louis University. She joins the DePaul Humanities Center as Visiting Fellow from January – June 2018 to work on her project, “Forgeries and Follies at the Fin de Siècle.” A specialist in the literature and cultural history of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain, Angie’s project examines how British writers and artists appropriated archaeological materials and discourse to forge new social, sexual, and aesthetic possibilities at the turn of the twentieth-century. Her work at the DHC will specifically explore the construction and circulation of forged archaeological relics and “follies”— new buildings constructed to appear genuinely historical. Taking seriously the personal meanings and possibilities embedded in material culture, Angie will contribute to the DHC’s year of “Fake” by considering how that material culture was also falsified and fabricated—not only for economic gain, but in a process of forging narratives of the self and the world.
2016-2018: DePaul Faculty Fellows
- College of Law
- "The Evolution of Methods for Detecting Fakes in the Cultural Record"
- Art, Media, and Design
- "Really Somethin' Else"
2016-2017: Visiting Fellow