Maltz-Leca’s “Influence” at CAA

At the College Art Association’s February conference in New York, Leora Maltz-Leca¬†(Associate Professor, HAVC)¬†spoke at the Clark Research Institute’s first “Key Issues” panel on the topic of “Influence.”

Rachel Haidu, the session chair, gathered a diverse group of art historians to confront and chew on this “phobic” term: Maltz-Leca’s paper, “The Southern Tails of Influence,” tested Harold Bloom’s landmark text on the terrain of the global south; Chris Wood framed influence around economies of debt; Amy Powell considered “Bad Influence” and Haidu presented a paper titled “Influenza” on the provocative notion of influencing oneself, or former iterations of the self.

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