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Randall K. Van Schepen is an Assistant Professor of Art and Architectural History in the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation and University Core Professor at Roger Williams University. His chronological area of research and teaching is Modern and Contemporary, with specific interests in Formalism, Art Criticism, Psychoanalysis, Religion and Art, Museum History, Contemporary German art, and Collecting. His Masters thesis at the State University of Stony Brook was on psychoanalysis and Marcel Duchamp. Van Schepen?s dissertation, completed at the University of Minnesota, was on the Formalism movement in art criticism in the middle years of the 20th century. He has published on the artists Marcel Duchamp, Sherrie Levine, and Gerhard Richter, as well as the art critics Leo Steinberg, Clement Greenberg, Michael Fried and Donald Kuspit. Van Schepen is interested in a wide range of theoretical models for understanding art and culture, ranging from Formalism, to Frankfurt School theory, to German Idealism, to Psychoanalysis and Post-structuralism.
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