Todd Cronan

Todd Cronan

TODD CRONAN

Associate Professor

Art History Department
Emory University
M27 Carlos Hall
Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-0513

todd.cronan@emory.edu

Curriculum Vitae

www.toddcronan.net

Books

Todd Cronan (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2005)

Research Interests

European Art between 1880 and 1950; Matisse & Picasso; the international avant-garde between 1914 and 1923; philosophical and theoretical problems around intention, chance, affect, form and skepticism.

Selected Publications

Books

Against Affective Formalism: Matisse, Bergson, Modernism (Spring 2014)

  • Interview: Todd Cronan by Jeremy Gilbert-RolfeBOMB Magazine (May 5, 2015)
  • Tank Forum with responses by Harry Cooper, Lisa Florman, Karla Oeler, Blake Stimson, Michael W. Clune, nonsite.org (Summer 2015)
  • Review in Art History by Charlotte de Mille
  • Review in Art Journal by Matthew Jackson and Our Literal Speed
  • Review in Theory & Event by Michelle Menzies
  • Review in the Los Angeles Review of Books by Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe
  • Review in The Journal of European Studies by Robert Lethbridge
  • Review in The Burlington Magazine by Lee Hallmann
  • Review in sehepunkte 17 (2017), 2 by Hanni Geiger
  • Review in affectsphere, May 12, 2016 by Brooke Clark

Articles

"Orthodoxy (with Charles Palermo), World Picture 12 (2017)

Killing "Max Ernst" in Nothing but the Clouds Unchanged: Artists in World War I (Getty Research Institute, 2014)

Response to Kaja Silverman's The Miracle of Analogy, nonsite.org (Spring 2014)

"The Political Ontology of Unemployment: Why No One Need Apply" nonsite.org 10 (Fall 2013)

"`Seeing Differently' and `Seeing Correctly': Bertolt Brecht For and Against Abstraction," Brecht Yearbook, vol. 37, ed. Theodore Rippey (Dec. 2013)

"Art and Political Consequence: Brecht and the Problem of Affect," Special issue on Bertolt Brecht, nonsite.org 10 (Fall 2013)

"On Previsualization," co-written with James Welling, in See the Light: Photography, Perception, Cognition, ed. Britt Salvesen (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2013)



"Photography & Chance," entry, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, new edition, Oxford UP, 2014



"Paul Valéry," entry, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, new edition, Oxford UP, 2014

"`Danger in the Smallest Dose': Richard Neutra's Design Theory," Design and Culture, 3:2 (July 2011): 165-191

"Money is in the Eye of the Beholder," editorial, nonsite.org (Summer 2011)

"Paul Valéry's Blood Meridian, Or How the Reader became a Writer," nonsite.org 1 (February 2011)

"Merleau-Ponty, Santayana and the Paradoxes of Animal Faith," British Journal for the History of Philosophy 18:3 (2010): 487-506

"Georg Simmel's Timeless Impressionism," New German Critique 106 (2009): 83-101

"'Primordial Automatism': George Santayana's Later Aesthetics," Overheard in Seville 25 (2007): 20-27

"Looking Into Surfaces," in David D. Kim (ed.), Georg Simmel in Translation, (Cambridge Scholars Press,2006), 229-261

Translation and Introduction to Max Horkheimer, "Schopenhauer and Society," qui parle 15:1 (2004): 81-96

Reviews

Architects in the Hands of an Angry God: Charles and Ray Eames on Things,” Los Angeles Review of Books (May 25, 2016)

"Operation Adorno," review of The Challenge of Surrealism The Correspondence of Theodor W. Adorno and Elisabeth LenkRadical Philosophy 194 (Nov/Dec 2015): 50-52.

“War and Commas,” review of Hanns Eisler in Conversation with Hans Bunge, Brecht, Music and Culture, Radical Philosophy 189 (Jan./Feb. 2015): 52-55.

"The Meaning of Pain: Paul Scheerbart's Lesabéndio," Radical Philosophy 185 (May/June 2014): 64-65

"Photography at the End of Modernism," review of Aperture Magazine Anthology-The Minor White Years, 1952-1976, History of Photography (spring 2014)

"Neoliberal Art History," review of David Joselit, After Art. Radical Philosophy 180 (July/Aug. 2013): 50-53

"Literally Conceptual," review of Lisa Siraganian, Modernism's Other Work. Radical Philosophy 177 (Jan./Feb. 2013): 51-54



"The Theater of Censored Poverty," Responses and reply to Cronan, "You are all proletarians," nonsite.org (Fall 2012)

"You are all proletarians," Review of Adorno and Horkheimer, Towards a New Manifesto, Radical Philosophy 174 (July/August 2012), pp. 31-33

"Radically Private and Pretty Uncoded," Review of Affect Theory ReaderRadical Philosophy 172 (March/April 2012), pp. 51-53

"Mysterious Exchange: On Susan Sidlauskas's Cézanne's Other: The Portraits of Hortense," nonsite.org 1 (February 2011)

Review Essay of Michael Fried's Menzel's Realism: Art and Embodiment in 19th Century Berlin, Zeitschrift fur Kunstgeschichte 4 (2006): 578-92

Clement Greenberg's Late Writings, qui parle 14:2 (2004): 205-12

"Shaken Realism," Review Essay of Michael Fried, Menzel's Realism, qui parle 14:1 (2003): 123-58

Current Projects

Contributing Editor to nonsite.org

Translation (with Bridget Alsdorf) of Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's "Ecrits sur l'art" (forthcoming from Fordham University Press)

Todd Cronan is Associate Professor of art history at Emory University. He is the author of Against Affective Formalism: Matisse, Bergson, Modernism (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2014) and articles on orthodoxy, photographic "previsualization," Brecht, Adorno, Merleau-Ponty, Santayana, Simmel, Valéry, Max Ernst, Minor White, R.M. Schindler, Richard Neutra and the Eameses. He recently finished a book on art and politics—Between Affect and Alienation: Rodchenko/Eisenstein/Brecht—and is finishing up a study of the mid-century modernisms of Schindler, Neutra, Charles & Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, George Nelson, and Garrett Eckbo (called something like Art in the Age of Responsibility: Rethinking California Modernism). He is also a founder and editor-in-chief of nonsite.org. He advises topics on all aspects of the European avant-garde (painting, sculpture, photography and architecture) as well as North American painting, photography and architecture.