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Javian Walter

MA student: African American Art and Art Historiography


Javian Walter is an MA student in Art History focusing on the memory and heritage of African American Art as well as the history of ideas that have shaped the discipline of art history. As an academic, he is deeply interested in literary theory in addition to art history, and part of his work involves building interdisciplinary structures of knowledge between visual art and literature. His current project involves an investigation of Aby Warburg's Bilderatlas Mnemosyne, its use as a system and "tool of knowledge," and the ways in which it might suggest an imaginative, purely visual semiotic theory of images.


BA in Art History, Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL)
BA in English Literature, Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL)