Shannon Connelly 2012-2013

Shannon Connelly

Rutgers the State Univesity of New Jersey

Shannon Connelly’s dissertation, Curious Realism: Dada and Die neue Sachlichkeit in 1920s Karlsruhe, offers a case study of three German artists working in interwar Karlsruhe: Karl Hubbuch, Rudolf Schlichter, and Georg Scholz. Her project details how these three artists, working at the periphery, developed a radical, politically subversive style, producing work that was in dialogue with, yet distinct from, that produced in the central city of Berlin. Connelly offers a significant reevaluation of Weimar-era art, using the Karlsruhe artists’ important, but overlooked contributions to complicate current notions of Die neue Sachlichkeit, or “The New Objectivity.”


Ms. Connelly earned her B.A. from New York University  and her M.A. from Rutgers University..  She is the recipient of honors and awards including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Summer Research Grant, and the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Graduate Fellowship.