Since Dr Rahtz’s doctoral dissertation, ‘The Rhetoric of Literalism: Readings in American Minimal Art, 1959-1966’ (2001), supervised by Fred Orton and Gail Day (both University of Leeds), Dominic has pursued research in the history and theory of 1960s and 1970s American and European Art, giving conference papers in the US, Belgium, Germany, and UK, and publishing articles and reviews in scholarly journals such as the Oxford Art Journal and Art History. His most recently published article is ‘Indifference of Material in the Work of Carl Andre and Robert Smithson’, Oxford Art Journal, vol. 35, no. 1 (2012) and he is currently working on a monograph provisionally titled Literalism: Art in the 1960s. He is a convenor for the ‘Marxism in Culture’ seminar at the Institute of Historical Research,more...
Esteem and Impact
PhD from Wimbledon School of Art/University of Surrey entitled ‘The Rhetoric of Literalism: Readings in American Minimal Art, 1959-1966’.
Research Grants and Awards
2006 - Grant from the AHRB:
Member of the Board of Trustees for Stour Valley Arts since October 2009.
Research Degree Expertise
Dominic is currently supervising the doctoral students John Torday and Liana Psarologaki.