I completed my Ph.D. from Temple University, Tyler School of Art in 2014 and am now working on getting my work published. (I also have been working as an adjunct professor in Philadelphia.) My dissertation, "Reframing Anna Ancher: Danish Symbolist, Modernist and Independent Artist" extracted this painter, who was among the pioneer female professional artists in the modern Europe, from a narrative that had been largely framed by her husband's accounts as well as by other writers affiliated with the Skagen Art Colony in northern Denmark. During this workshop I am looking for further feedback on an article for publication, "Loss, the Female Nude and Anna Ancher’s Grief: A Woman’s Own Modernism." The key image is shown below. I have a background in history and education, and have sustained an interest in interdisciplinary methodology that began as an undergraduate. In addition to issues of how females represent women and their living, changing, aging and working bodies, I am also interested in understanding how aesthetic ideas are transmitted and understood by different cultures and population groups. Pursuant to this, I am working on a project on Hans Christian Andersen.