Serena Keshavjee

History of Art

Associate Professor, Art History
Graduate Coordinator

office: 3A20 Ashdown Hall
phone: (204) 258-2993

B.A. (McGill University)
M.A. and Ph.D. (University of Toronto)

Areas of Interest
Fin-de-Siècle science and Symbolist art; Modernist Canadian art, architecture, and design.


1010: Art and Ideas
2800: European Art
3809: Nineteenth Century Art in Context
3810: 20th Century Art
3829: Modern Architecture and Design
4802: Fin-de-Siècle Art and Architecture (1880-1914)

Selected Publications

“Science and the Visual Culture of Spiritualism: Camille Flammarion and the Symbolists in fin-de-siècle France,” Occulture, Special Issue of Aries, guest-edited by Tessel Bauduin and Nina Kokkinen (Volume 13, Number 1, 2013): 37-69.

"Natural History, Cultural History, and the Art History of Elie Faure,"
 Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide (vol 8, issue 2, Autumn 2009) 

Editor, Canadian Art Review (RACAR) Special issue on "Science, Symbolism and Fin-de-Siècle Visual Culture." (no.34, vol.1, 2009).

Editor. Winnipeg Modern Architecture: 1945-1975. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2006.

"The Enactment of the Supernatural in Fin-de-Siècle France Art and Culture", in Inversions (2006) Edited by Dr. Jennifer Fisher, York University.

“The Scientization of Spirituality.” In Seductive Surfaces: The Art of Tissot. Ed. Katherine Lochnan. Vol. 6, Studies in British Art. London: Yale University Press, 1999.