Enchanted Modernities

Keynote Speakers

Anna Gawboy

Anna Gawboy received her doctorate from Yale University and is now an Assistant Professor of Music at Ohio State University. Her work explores the intersection of music theory, cultural history, and performance. Since 2010, she has collaborated with lighting designer Justin Townsend to create new interpretations of Alexander Scriabin’s futuristic color-symphony Prometheus, Poem of Fire, based on careful readings of the score and manuscript sources. Townsend and Gawboy have performed Prometheus with the Yale Symphony Orchestra conducted by Toshiyuki Shimada (2010) and the Cape Cod Symphony conducted by Jung Ho Pak (2012). Gawboy has published articles in a variety of journals, including Journal of Music Theory and (with Townsend) Music Theory Online. She is currently working on a book that traces the literary and mystic sources of Scriabin’s synesthetic vision.


Linda Dalrymple Henderson

Linda Dalrymple Henderson is the David Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor in Art History and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.  In addition to numerous essays, she is the author of The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art (1983; new, enlarged ed., MIT Press, 2013) and Duchamp in Context: Science and Technology in the Large Glass and Related Works (1998).  With literature scholar Bruce Clarke she co-edited the anthology From Energy to Information: Representation in Science and Technology, Art, and Literature (Stanford University Press, 2002).  The guest curator for the exhibition Reimagining Space: The Park Place Gallery Group in 1960s New York (Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas, 2008), she is currently at work on book projects titled “The Fourth Dimension in Art and Culture Decade-by-Decade Through the 20th Century” and "The Energies of Modernism: Art, Science, and Occultism in the Early 20th Century."


Raphael Rosenberg

Raphael Rosenberg was born in Milan. He obtained his master in Art History, Archaeology and Egyptology at the University of Munich and his PhD in Art History at the University of Basel. He was Assistant Professor at the University of Freiburg i. B., had a chair for Early Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Heidelberg and is currently the director of the Art History Department at the University of Vienna. He was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies Berlin, Guest Professor at the Scuola Normale (Pisa) and the Collège de France (Paris). He is a Member of the Heidelberger Academy of Sciences. His main areas of research are the Italian Renaissance, the early history of abstract art and the history and psychophysiology of art reception. He is the author of Beschreibungen und Nachzeichnungen der Skulpturen Michelangelos. Eine Geschichte der Kunstbetrachtung (Deutscher, Kunstverlag 2000) and the curator of the exhibition Turner - Hugo - Moreau: Die Entdeckung der Abstraktion (Frankfurt, Schirn Kunsthalle, 2007).