Ann Murray

Ann Murray
University College Cork | UCC · School of History

Doctor of Philosophy
Currently developing research on Otto Dix, Spanish artist Antonio Gisbert and contemporary artist Richard Meaghan.

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Introduction
My work to date has focused on the impact of war on visual culture, Weimar Germany and masculinities. At present, I am completing a book on Otto Dix's war art (due Spring 2023) and developing research on contemporary British artist Richard Meaghan.
Additional affiliations
September 2011 - May 2019
University College Cork
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Lecturer, Undergraduate degree programme in History of Art
Education
October 2012 - January 2017
University College Cork
Field of study
  • History of Art
October 2009 - October 2010
University College Cork
Field of study
  • History of Art

Publications

Publications (14)
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This essay explores Käthe Kollwitz’s antiwar graphic work in the context of the German, and later, international No More War movement from 1920 to 1925, where it played an important role in antimilitarist campaigns, exhibitions, and publications, both in Germany and internationally. Looking at Kollwitz’s production closely, we discover a deeply pra...
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This chapter explores how Otto Dix’s painting Metropolis engaged with practices of war memorialization in German visual culture in 1928, the tenth anniversary of the armistice. Taking into account the role of war memory in cultural and political life and rising militarist activity, the chapter shows how the painting, in its portrayal of the impact...
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It is well documented that Otto Dix’s career was forced to a halt when the Nazis took control of artistic activity in Germany in early 1933. It is little discussed, however, that the activities of a völkisch artists’ group in Dresden, the extreme-nationalist Deutsche Kunstgesellschaft Dresden (German Art Society Dresden, DKD), were instrumental in...
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The monumental state-commissioned Execution of Torrijos and his Companions on the Beach at Málaga by Antonio Gisbert Pérez has only recently begun to receive earnest scholarly attention in Spanish-language literature after decades of relative obscurity, with no known lengthy discussion in English. Yet, it is a major Spanish history painting, commis...
Poster
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Details of the book, Artistic Expressions and the Great War, A Hundred Years On, ed. by Sally Charnow, which includes my chapter 'Between Art and History: Reconfiguring the Memory of World War I in Otto Dix's Metropolis'.
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This essay explores meaning and materiality in the monumental memorial quilt After the Last Sky by Australian art-quiltmaker Jenny Bowker, which memorialises the suffering of protesters during the Rabaa Square Massacre in Cairo on 14 August 2013. The essay shows how Bowker’s migration of the photographic image to quilt form, as well as the quilt’s...
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This chapter explores how Otto Dix’s painting Metropolis engaged with practices of war memorialization in German visual culture in 1928, the tenth anniversary of the armistice. Taking into account the role of war memory in cultural and political life and rising militarist activity, the chapter shows how the painting, in its portrayal of the impact...
Preprint
This essay explores Käthe Kollwitz’s anti-war graphic work in the context of the German, and later, international No More War movement from 1920 to 1925, where it performed an important role in anti-militarist campaigns, exhibitions and publications, both in Germany and internationally. Looking at Kollwitz’s production closely, we discover a deeply...
Presentation
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This presentation, given to the general public at University College Cork, looks at some of the visual propaganda generated by the sinking of the Cunard liner RMS Lusitania by a German U-boot off the southern coast of Ireland on 7 May 1915, during the first year of World War I.

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I am just finishing a manuscript (a first monograph) and am unsure whether I should publish with a university press or a for-profit press. Is it still more prestigious to go with a university press? The factors that I have in mind are: price - I don't want the book to be extremely expensive; I want the book to be read beyond academia; publisher reputation - it should reflect the research value of the book. Any insight from those who have published a first academic book would be appreciated. Edit: I should say that two well known for-profit publishers are interested in receiving the manuscript for review.

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Project
Study of Dix's war art 1914-34 as war memorialisation