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James McManus

California State University, Chico
James W. McManus is Emeritus Professor of Art History at California State University Chico. Previously he taught at the University of Washington and as a lecturer at a number of art colleges and universities in London, England. He has served on review panels for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the California Arts Council. McManus was one of the founders of the California State University Summer Arts Program, serving as its assistant director. His writings, dealing mostly with Duchamp and Warhol, the Fluxus movement, as well as Brian O’Doherty, have been published internationally. He has presented papers at numerous conferences and been an invited speaker in the United States, Canada, and Europe. In collaboration with Anne Collins Goodyear he was co-curator of the exhibition “Inventing Marcel Duchamp: the Dynamics of Portraiture” (National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC, 2009) and co-author/editor of the accompanying publication (MIT Press, 2009). He is co- editor, with Goodyear, of aka Marcel Duchamp: Meditations on the Identities of an Artist (Smithsonian Scholarly Press and Random House, 2015). In 2016 he was an invited speaker at the symposium “Marcel Duchamp’s Legacy” hosted by the Museum of Art at Bowdoin College. McManus is currently editing an upcoming issue of the journal The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914 - 1945 whose theme is “Dada and Surrealism: Transatlantic Aliens on American Shores, 1914-1945.” In addition, two new book projects are under way. One deals with Dada and Surrealism, Transatlantic Transactions between the Great War and the Cold War. The other explores Marcel Duchamp’s alter ego Rrose Sélavy.