Dr Allan Madden
- Affiliate - History of Art (School of Culture & Creative Arts)
Allan Madden is Lecturer in History of Art, teaching on a range of topics in modern and contemporary art. Allan has also supported the University of Glasgow's Smithsonian Institution Strategic Partnership.
He completed his AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art on the topic ‘The Gallerist as Publisher: a critical history from 1900 to the present’. The thesis charted a critical history of publications produced by gallerists in Europe and North America from 1900 to the present, including livres d'artiste, exhibition catalogues, artists' books and magazines. Previously, Allan completed his MLitt degree in 'History of Art: Art: Politics: Transgression: Twentieth-Century Avant-Gardes' at the University of Glasgow in 2011, where he produced his dissertation 'Transgression at Home: Masculinity, Homosexuality and Domesticity in the work of Bacon and Hockney, 1953 – 1967'.
Prior to completing his PhD, Allan also worked in curation and exhibitions management at The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture, and the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, and continues to coordinate arts projects on a freelance basis.
Allan is a member of the Dada and Surrealism Research Group and the SEXES Research Group at the Edinburgh College of Art.
- Artists' books and magazines
- Queer publishing
- Art dealers and patrons in the twentieth century
- Surrealist publishing
- Queer art and artists (with a particular focus on queer domesticity)
- Dandyism and masculinity
Allan has offered teaching on the following courses:
- Publishing the Avant-Garde: a history of artists' books and magazines from 1900 to 1970 (Junior Honours)
- Methodology (Junior Honours)
- Early Impressionism (Senior Honours)
- Art in America: 1945 - the present (Senior Honours)
- History of Art 1 and 2 (First and Second Year)