In this What It Takes inspired event, Assistant Professor Daniel Luedtke from the Department of Art, as well as Dr. Erika Loic from the Department of Art History, Dr. Aaron Thomas from the School of Theatre, will lead a conversation about their creative research practices and academic careers. Learn more about the incredible work happening in the College of Fine Arts and the many paths available in the creative arts. Audience questions are encouraged. This event is free, virtual, and open to the public, however, registration is required
Daniel Luedtke is an interdisciplinary artist and musician. His work addresses how illness affects a person’s experience of the world. Within a range of formal strategies, from printmaking, drawing, mixed media sculpture, installation and video, he uses collage and assemblage to illustrate how medical and insurance industries create and arrange our understanding of health and wellness.
Dr. Erika Loic specializes in global medieval art history, manuscript illumination, and the art and visual culture of the Iberian Peninsula. She researches materiality and the effects of translating word and image across media, both historically and through Digital Humanities initiatives. Before joining the Art History faculty at FSU in 2020, she held the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Art and Digital Humanities in the Department of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Aaron C. Thomas is an assistant professor in the School of Theatre. His major research area is theatrical discourse surrounding sexuality and violence, and he writes about images of violent masculinity in contemporary culture. As an antidote to writing about violence, he also writes extensively in the field of musical theatre studies.