W&L Professor Guest Edits Journal on Salvador Dalí Elliott King profiled the renowned artist for ‘The Journal of Surrealism and the Americas.’
Elliott King, associate professor of art history at Washington and Lee University, guest edited a special Salvador Dalí issue of “The Journal of Surrealism and the Americas.”
“This special issue of JSA builds upon many influential studies and edited collections that have addressed aspects of Dalí’s work, particularly in the context of Surrealism and popular culture in the United States,” noted King in his article. “The essays present novel perspectives on works both familiar and unexpected, and encourage innovative theoretical approaches to Dalí’s oeuvre—not just his painting, but the full array of media in which he was actively engaged and in which he continues to exert a palpable influence.”
King specializes in Surrealist art and thought with a particular concentration on Dalí’s productions after 1940. He authored the book “Dalí, Surrealism, and Cinema” in 2007 and co-edited a book titled “Radical Dreams: Surrealism, Counterculture, Resistance,” which was published last spring.
King has been a member of the W&L faculty since 2012. He holds a B.A. in art history from the University of Denver, a M.A. in history of art from the Courtauld Institute of Art and a Ph.D. in art history and theory from the University of Essex.
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