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  Mark AntliffMary Grace Wilson Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies and Professor Emeritus of Art, Art History and Visual Studies

Office Location:  114 S. Buchanan Blvd, Duke University, Box 90766, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-2224
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  • Ph.D. Yale University 1990
  • M.A. Queen's University (Canada) 1984
  • B.A. McGill University (Canada) 1981


20th Century Art
Theory & Criticism
Art History
Research Interests: 19th & 20th Century, Europe, Gender, and Theory

Mark Antliff received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is author of Inventing Bergson: Cultural Politics and the Parisian Avant-Garde as well as co-author of Fascist Visions: Art and Ideology in France and Italy, and, with Patricia Leighten, Cubism and Culture. His research and teaching interests focus on art in Europe before 1945, with special attention to cultural politics in all its permutations, as well as the interrelation of art and philosophy.

Representative Publications   (More Publications)
  1. Antliff, M; Klein, S. Vorticism: New Perspectives.  Oxford University Press, 2013.
  2. Antliff, M; Greene, V. The Vorticists: Rebel Artists in London and New York, 1914-1918.. 2010.
  3. Mark Antliff and Patricia Leighten. A Cubism Reader: Documents and Criticism 1906-1914, University of Chicago Press. 2008.  [abs]
  4.  Avant-Garde Fascism: The Mobilization of Myth, Art and Culture in France, 1909-1939, Duke University Press. 2007.
  5. Antliff, M; Leighten, P. Cubism and Culture.  London and New York: Thames and Hudson, 2001. (French Edition, 2002, Cubisme et culture)
  6. Antliff, M. Inventing Bergson: Cultural Politics and the Parisian Avant-Garde.  Princeton University Press, 1993.
  7. Antliff, M. "Contagious Joy: Jacob Epstein, The Tomb of Oscar Wilde, and Action d’art." Anarchism and the Avant-Garde: Radical Arts and Politics in Perspective 4:2 (2019): 195-225. [doi]  [abs]
  8. Antliff, M. "Revolutionary Immanence: Bergson among the Anarchists." Bergson and the Art of Immanence  (2013): 94-111.
  9. Antliff, M. "Shaping duration: Bergson and modern sculpture." The European Legacy 16:7 (December, 2011): 899-918. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  10. Antliff, M. "Henri Gaudier-Brzeska's guerre sociale: Art, Anarchism and Anti-Militarism in Paris and London, 1910-1915." Modernism Modernity 17:1 (January, 2010): 135-169. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  11. Mark Antliff,. "Alvin Langdon Coburn Among the Vorticists: Studio Photographs and Lost Works by Jacob Epstein, Wyndham Lewis and Edward Wadsworth." Burlington Magazine CLII:1290 (2010): 580-589.
  12. Antliff, M. "The Jew As Anti-Artist: Georges Sorel, Antisemitism, and the Aesthetics of Class-Consciousness." Jewish Dimensions in Modern Visual Culture: Antisemitism, Assimilation, Affirmation  (2010): 19-50.
  13. Antliff, M. "Classical violence: Thierry Maulnier, French fascist aesthetics and the 1937 Paris world's fair." Modernism Modernity 15:1 (January, 2008): 45-62. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  14. Antliff, M. "Georges Sorel and the Anti-Enlightenment: Art, Politics, Ideology."  Studies in the History of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington Nationalism and French Visual Culture, 1870-1914: A Symposium  (2005): 307-332.
  15. Antliff, M; Leighten, P. "Primitive." Critical Terms for Art History  (2003).
  16. Antliff, M. "Fascism, modernism, and modernity."  reprinted in Critical Concepts in Political Science: Fascism, eds. Matthew Feldman and Roger Griffin, Routledge (2003) Art Bulletin 84:1 (March, 2002): 148-169. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  17. Antliff, M. "The Rhythms of Duration: Bergson and the Art of Matisse." The New Bergson  (1999): 184-208.