"Elliott King was a most informative, entertaining and personable speaker who peppered' his lecture with a delightful sense of humour [...] I found his perspective refreshing."
Elliott H. King is available to deliver lectures and public presentations on topics related to Dali and Surrealism. Dr. King strives to make 'Dali Studies' interesting, entertaining, and approachable, whether one is a specialist or new to art. If you would like to contact him about guest lectures, new projects and/or media requests, please follow the contact link above or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lectures by Invitation
Rockbridge Arts Guild
(Lexington, VA), 11 March 2013
Lecture: "The Art of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera"
High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA), 23 February 2013
Lecture: "Viva la Vida! The Art of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera"
Colorado State University-Pueblo (Pueblo, CO), 28 June 2012
Lecture: "Dali and Surrealism Between the Wars"
Frida & Diego Summer Teacher Institute, High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA), 12 June 2012
"Curatorial overview of Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting"
Rhodes College Alumni Chapter of Arkansas (Bentonville, AR) - 21 April 2012
Lecture: "Celebrating the American Spirit: An American Art History at Crystal Bridges Museum"
Rhodes College Alumni Chapter of Memphis (Memphis, TN) - 29 September 2011
Presentation: "Jean-Louis Forain: La Comedie parisienne at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens"
Brown RISD Hillel, Brown University/Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI) - 22 September 2011
Lecture: "Paranoiac Illustration in Dali's Aliyah"
PechaKucha vol. 1, Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center (Pueblo, CO) - 16 June 2011
Georgia Museum of Art (Athens, GA) - 21 April 2011
Lecture (with Dr Arielle Saiber): "Hyperdimensionality in Dali's illustrations of Dante's Divine Comedy"
Marcus Hillel Center, Emory University (Atlanta, GA) - 17 March 2011
Lecture: "Paranoiac Illustration in Dali's Aliyah: The Rebirth of Israel"
Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, University of Denver (Denver, CO) - 9 March 2011
Lecture and panel moderator: "Turn-About is Fair Play: Documenting Andy Warhol"
Beaverbrook Art Gallery (Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada) - 18 February 2011
Lecture: "Dali: The Late Work"
High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA) - 21 August 2010
Lecture: "Dali: A Passion for Film"
High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA) - 7 August 2010
Lecture: "The Great Late Salvador Dali"
University of Colorado-Boulder Study Abroad - 27 June 2010
Tours of the Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dali (Figueres, Spain) and the Gala Dali Castle in Pubol (Pubol, Spain)
Salvador Dali Summer Teacher Institute, High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA) - 8-10 June 2010
Lectures: Curatorial overview of Dali: The Late Work and "Introduction to Surrealist Games and Activities"
Dali Today, New York University, the Catalan Center, King Juan Carlos I Center (New York, NY) - 23 April 2010
Presentation: "Re-Framing 'Late Dali' for a New Generation"
Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA) - 10 April 2010
Lecture: "Dali Illustrates Dante's Divine Comedy"
Loveland Museum/Gallery (Loveland, CO) - 9 January 2010
Lecture: "Dali's Paranoiac Illustrations"
Loveland Museum/Gallery (Loveland, CO) - 13 November 2009
Gallery Tour: "Dali Illustrates Dante's Divine Comedy"
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (Denver, CO) - 24 July 2009
"Mixed Taste" Lecture: "Salvador Dali: The Hallucinogenic Toreador"
Duldig Lecture on Sculpture, National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia) - 15 June 2009
Lecture: "Soft Sculptures"
Dali in Dialogue, National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia) - 13 June 2009
Keynote address: "Inner-Dialogues in Late Dali"
Colorado State University - Pueblo (Pueblo, CO) - 20 April 2009
Lecture: "Introduction to Dada and Surrealism"
Boettcher Scholars' Alumni Group, University of Denver (Denver, CO) - 12 March 2009
Lecture: "An Evening with Salvador Dali"
The Salvador Dali Museum (St. Petersburg, FL) - 15 April 2008
Paper: "The Image Disappears: Film, continuity, and the deception of 'late Dali'"
Mass Culture Workshop, University of Chicago (Chicago, IL) - 25 January 2008
Paper: "It's just a jump to the Left and then a step to the Right: Salvador Dali and political ambiguity in 20th-century art"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA) - 3 November 2007
Lecture: "'Late Dali' on Trial: Two thumbs down or a sequel as good as the original?"
Surrealism and Film, Tate Modern Gallery (London, England) - 16 June 2007
Paper: "Dali, Fonzie, and what 'late Dali and film' can tell us about 'late Dali' and everything else"
Trinity College, Cambridge University (Cambridge, England) - 28 October 2004
Paper: "The most subversive things that can happen to an ex-Surrealist: Dali after Breton"
Annual Meeting of the Dante Society of America, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) - 27 April 2003
Paper (with Dr Arielle Saiber): "Hyperdimensionality in Salvador Dali's Illustrations of Dante's Paradiso"
AHRB Centre for Study of Surrealism and Its Legacies Research Seminar, University of Manchester (Manchester, England) - 26 March 2003
Paper: "Carrots and Cretins: Considering Dali's Negative Appraisal of (and by) Modern Art"
Nelson Hall Guest Lecture Series, University of Denver (Denver, CO) - 30 September 2002
Paper: "A Surrealist Soiree: Introducing Salvador Dali and The Prodigious Adventure of the Lacemaker and the Rhinoceros"
"Engendering Desire: Surrealism, Sex and Art" graduate seminar, University of Essex (Colchester, England) - 28 November 2001
Paper: "120 Minutes of Sodom: Sade, Bataille, Lautreamont, Dali, and the abject in Les Chants de Maldoror"
Conference Papers and Participation
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Annual Meeting
(Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) - 25 September 2011
Paper: "Stairway to Heaven: Dali's Nuclear Mysticism and the history of Catalan science"
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Annual Meeting (Indianapolis, IN) - 29-31 October 2010
Paper: "Dali, Julesz, and new revelations concerning Dali's 'stereoscopic' canvases"
Ninety-seventh Annual Conference of the College Art Association (Los Angeles, CA) - 25-28 February 2009
Paper: "Falling to Heaven: Salvador Dali's anti-gravity painting"
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Annual Meeting (Charlotte, NC) - 13-16 November 2008
Paper: "The Many Faces of Dali's Soft Watch: New considerations on 'this harrowing and colossal question of Einsteinian space-time'"
The Dali Renaissance: An International Symposium, Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) - 11 April 2005
Paper: "Little Black Dress, Little Red Book: Dali, Mao and Monarchy (with Special Attention to Trajan's Glorious Testicles)"
Salvador Dali a la croisee des savoirs, Universite de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland) - 2-4 December 2004
Paper: "Time (attracts) flies: Musings on a montre molle"
Lecture also presented at the School of Art and Art History, University of Denver (Denver, CO) - 14 April 2005
New Perspectives on Surrealism and Its Legacies, Tate Modern (London, England) - 6 May 2004
Paper: "(The Endless [Enigma) of Hitler]: Whatever happened to critical paranoia?"
Persistence & Memory: New Critical Perspectives on Dali at the Centennial, The Salvador Dali Museum (St. Petersburg, Florida, USA) - 18-20 March 2004
Paper: "Winged Fantasy with Lead Feet: The Influence of Llullism and Hiparxiologi on Dali's Nuclear Mysticism"
Society for Literature and Science Annual Meeting (Austin, Texas, USA) - 23-25 October 2003
Paper: "Sodomised by Her Own Chastity: Science, Catholicism and Eroticism in Dali's RhinocEROS Horn"
29th Annual Conference of the Association of Art Historians, University of London (London, England) - 10-13 April 2003
Paper: "Po(m)pism: The Dali sixties"
Society for Literature and Science Annual Meeting (Pasadena, California, USA) - 10-13 October 2002
Paper: "Dali Atomicus, or the Prodigious Adventure of the Lacemaker and the Rhinoceros"
Chaired Panels and Other Participation
Discussant, Dali. Sur les traces d'Eros (7-day specialists' colloquium), Centre Culturel International de Cerisy-la-Salle (Cerisy-la-Salle, France), 13-20 August 2007
Discussant, Dali Technical Workshop, Tate Modern Gallery (London, England), 13 March 2006
Discussant, "Surrealism and Film" (round-table), Surrealism Laid Bare, Anew, Fourth International Symposium on Surrealism, West Dean College (West Sussex, England), 13-15 May 2005
Panel Chair, "Nuclear Mysticism," The Dali Renaissance: An International Symposium, Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA), 11 April 2005
Discussant, "Emerging Perspectives on Late Dali" (round-table), Persistence & Memory: New Critical Perspectives on Dali at the Centennial, The Salvador Dali Museum (St. Petersburg, FL), 18-20 March 2004
Commentator, "Dreaming with Scissors: Hitchcock, Surrealism and Salvador Dali Featurette", Spellbound
DVD Bonus Features, Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection
, MGM Video & DVD (Produced by Cloverland Studios for Twentieth Century Fox) - 2008
Commentator, The Private Life of an Easter Masterpiece: Salvador Dali's The Christ of Saint John of the Cross, Mick Gold (Prod.), Fulmar Television for BBC2 - April 2006
Audio-tour commentator, Dali: The Centenary Retrospective, Philadelphia Museum of Art - 2005
Consultant, Dali Dimension, Susi Marques (Dir.), Media 3.14, Barcelona - 2004
Available in English through The Salvador Dali Society