Dr Kamini Vellodi

Honorary Lecturer

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 I work on the critical relations between post-Kantian continental philosophy and Art History, with a focus on problems of methodology and the theory and philosophy of Art History. My research and publication interest focuses on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and its potentials for art historical study. The other major strand of my work is 16th century Venetian art, particularly the work of Jacopo Tintoretto, and in ways of reading these practices informed by modern and contemporary continental philosophy. My teaching interests focus on continental philosophy of art, aesthetics, theory and historiography of art history, as well as modern and contemporary art, criticism and theory. My book, provisionally titled 'Tintoretto's Difference', is under contract with Bloomsbury Academic, and is planned for publication in 2016/2017.

I specialise in the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, and my work focuses on ways in which this philosophy can at once be used to offer new ways of analysing pre 20th century practices, and to address disciplinary problems of art history, including the problems of thought, experience, method, and time. My research is characterised by a strongly interdisciplinary approach, crossing philosophy, philosophy of art, art history and theory and historiography of art, and I bring this approach into my teaching. Recent work for example has reassessed the ‘criticality’ of Panofsky’s methods, juxtaposing them against Deleuze’s post-Kantian notion of ‘immanent critique’. I have worked on, taught and published extensively in post-Kantian philosophy, aesthetics and philosophy of art, as well as modern and contemporary art theory and criticism. In addition to my academic work, I continue to work as a practising artist. The relations between practice, research and teaching are crucial to my work.