Travis Nygard

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Travis Nygard. "Seeds of Agribusiness: Grant Wood and the Visual Culture of Grain Farming, 1862-1957." PhD Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, 2009.


Nygard, Travis and Pamela Simpson. “Indians at the Corn Palaces, Race and Reception at Two Midwestern Festival Buildings.”  Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum.  Vol 17, No. 1, pages 35-52, 2010. (Publisher's website)

Travis Nygard.  “Grant Wood and the Visual Culture of Agribusiness.”  Athanor.  Vol 27, pages 79-85, 2009.

Travis Nygard and Linnea Wren.   “The Ritual Space of Yo’okop’s Queen Chaak Kab: Inscriptions, Sculpture, and Architecture of a Lesser-Known Maya City.”  In It’s Good to be King: The Archaeology of Power and Authority. Proceedings of the Chacmool Archaeology Association’s 41st Annual Chacmool Conference held November 7-10, 2008 in Calgary, Alberta.  To be released 2010. 

Linnea Wren and Travis Nygard. “Witnessed at Yo’okop: Images and Texts of Rulers in a Watery Realm.” In Quintana Roo Archaeology, edited by Justine Shaw and Jennifer Mathews, pages 166-180. University of Arizona Press, 2005. (Library record.)

Conference Papers

Linnea Wren and Travis Nygard.  Rethinking Cochuah Archaeological History: Indigenous Politics, Foreign Researchers, and International Economies.  Annual Meeting of the American Athropological Association.  San Francisco.  November 22, 2008.

Linnea Wren, Kaylee Spencer, Travis Nygard, and Nayla Wren. Sensibility and the Colonial Image of the Americas. Annual Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference. St. Louis, Missouri, March 11-13, 2004.

Nygard, Travis. Modern Manipulation of a Maya Monument: Depictions of Pakal’s Oval Tablet at Palenque. Southeastern College Art Conference. Raleigh, North Carolina, October 29-November 1, 2003.

Field Report

Linnea Wren, Travis Nygard, and Ruth Krochock. “Monuments of Yo’okop.” In Final Report of The Selz Foundation’s Proyecto Arqueológico Yo’okop 2001 Field Season: Excavations and Continued Mapping, edited by Justine M. Shaw, pages 80-104. Eureka: College of the Redwoods, 2001.

Encyclopedia Entries

Travis Nygard and Alec Sonsteby. “Castration.”  In The Cultural Encyclopedia of the Body, edited by Victoria Pitts, pages 502-507. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008. (Library record.)

Linnea Wren and Travis Nygard. “Heinrich Wölfflin.” In Key Writers on Art: The Twentieth Century, edited by Chris Murray, pages 275-280. London: Routledge, 2002.

Book Reviews

Travis Nygard.  “On Pondering Propaganda.”  Review of Art Power by Boris Groys.  Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism.  May / June, 2009.

Travis Nygard and Alec Sonsteby.  “The Artist As Archivist.”  Review of The Big Archive: Art from Bureaucracy by Sven Spieker.  Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism.  July / August, 2009.