…East Tennessee State University…
…anizer). Art History session The Nature of the Beast: Monsters and Monstrosity in Art, 77th Annual Meeting of SECAC, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 10–13 November. [Conference cancelled due to resurgence of Covid-19 pandemic; organizers will instead plan a two-day virtual symposium (via Zoom) to coincide with the original dates of SECAC, 12-13 November]
Forthcoming fall 2021 (as presenter). “Betwixt Homophagy and Heterophagy: Man-eating Monsters in Greek Art.” The Nature of the Beast: Monsters and Monstrosity in Art, virtual symposium hosted by the Department of Art and Design, East Tennessee State University, 12–13 November.
Forthcoming winter 2022 (as presenter). “Rosa Bonheur the Amazon? Victorian-era Fashion, Female Masculinity, and the Horse Fair (1855).” Lambda Classical Caucus panel Queer/Feminist Representations and Receptions of Amazons, Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies and the Archaeological Institute of America, San Francisco, California, 5-8 January….
Dr. Michael Anthony Fowler is Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Art and Design at East Tennessee State University (ETSU); he also serves as affiliate faculty in the Classical Studies and Religious Studies minor programs. An art historian and classical archaeologist, Prof. Fowler specializes in the art and material culture of ancient Greece and the Near East. His dissertation, “Human Sacrifice in Greek Antiquity: Between Myth, Image, and Reality” (2019), offers an archaeologically and art historically grounded inquiry into the historicity, forms, and meanings of human sacrifice. The project combines several of Fowler’s research interests, particularly the iconography and archaeology of ritual and violence in the artistic imagination. Prof. Fowler previously served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History (2018-2019) at ETSU. He has also taught as Visiting Lecturer at the University of Tübingen’s Institute for Classical Archaeology (2014) and as Art Humanities Instructor at Columbia (2013-2014; 2016-2017), where he earned the Preceptor Award for Excellence in Teaching for the Core Curriculum in 2014. Since 2015, Prof. Fowler has been an active member of the team excavating the sanctuary of Poseidon at Onchestos (Boeotia, Greece), and for the past five years has served on the excavation’s senior staff as Supervisor of Site B (the administrative center). In summer 2018 he joined the excavation and scientific team working at the sanctuary of Apollo on the Cycladic islet of Despotiko. Since 2011 Prof. Fowler has also served as co-author of the Chronique Archéologique de la Religion Grecque (Kernos), on which he is responsible for Central Greece. Prof. Fowler was educated at Columbia University (Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A.), Tufts University (M.A.), Harvard University (M.T.S.), and The Colorado College (B.A.). His research has been generously supported by the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation Foreigners’ Fellowship, the Teach@Tübingen program, an Alliance Doctoral Mobility grant, the Riggio Fellowships in Art History, and a C.V. Starr writing grant.
…East Tennessee State University…
…University of Tennessee | Knoxville, TN
2014 Master of Library and Information Science
New York University | New York, NY
2011 Master of Music, Composition and Theory; Composition studies with Ezequiel Viñao and Julia Wolfe; Master classes with Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen, Meredith Monk, Morton Subotnick, David Lang, Nico Muhly, Derek Bermel, Justin Dello Joio, Annie Gosfield, and Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky)
East Tennessee State University | Johnson City, TN
2009 Bachelor of Music, Vocal Music Education, Magna Cum Laude; Voice studies with Sun-Joo Oh, Composition studies with Maria Niederberger
Örebro University | Örebro, Sweden
2008 International Student Exchange Program, Voice studies with Marianne Feldt-Uhlmann, Composition studies with Anders Flodin
Experienced Librarian with a demonstrated history of working in higher education and the arts. Skilled in various areas of information work, music (voice, composition / theory, musicology), and visual art, with a special interest in the avant-garde and experimental art forms. Other research / professional interests include: music bibliography, discography, music copyright, critical librarianship, queer studies, film studies, music of the 20th + 21st centuries (specifically minimalism), choral music of northern and eastern Europe, American opera and art song, and popular music (e.g., “Rock”) studies.
… – ‘Charisma, Ritual, and Kingship: The Role of Ideological Power in the Formation of an Anglo-Saxon State,’ Graduate History Conference on Power and Struggle, University of Alabama
2012 – ‘Grave Goods and Buried Hoards as Sources of Anglo-Saxon Royal Power: Military, Economic, and Ideological,’ Society for Historical Archaeology 2012 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, Baltimore, MD
2011 – ‘The Sceptre and the Standard: Two Symbols of Royal Authority from Sutton Hoo Mound 1,’ The 2011 Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society South-Eastern Super-Regional Convention, East Tennessee State University
2010 – ‘Jean La Vallette and the Last Crusade? The Great Siege of Malta and the Concept of Crusading,’ The 2010 Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society Regional Convention – Carolinas Region, Coastal Carolina University…
My research explores the intersection of gender and political culture in England and surrounding realms in the transition from the early to central (or ‘high’) middle ages, c. AD 900-1200, with a particular focus on the relationship between the ideals and practice of masculinity and kingship. I recently completed my PhD in Medieval History at the University of Manchester. My dissertation was entitled ‘”In a Father’s Place”: Anglo-Saxon Kingship and Masculinity in the Long Tenth Century.’ I completed my BA in History and Medieval & Renaissance Studies (2008) and my MA in European History (2012) at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, where my MA thesis explored ‘The Role of Royal Power in the Formation of an Anglo-Saxon State, circa 400-900 AD.’ I previously served, from 2012–2015, as a Teaching Instructor in East Carolina University’s Department of History, as part of the Italy Intensives study abroad program based in Certaldo, Tuscany. While there, I also served as the program’s Academic Coordinator and Writing Center Director, as well as the Scholarship Committee Chair, Student Life Director, and Social Media Coordinator.
Professor of English and Associate Dean of the University Honors College at Middle Tennessee State University
Joseph K. Gordon is Associate Professor of Theology at Johnson University Tennessee.