About me: I am British, but I have lived extensively in France and the United States. I have a PhD in eighteenth-century British art from the Courtauld Institute in London and I was teaching there before I moved to Tel Aviv. You can find a more detailed account of my professional activities at grandjouan-cv-2016-17-pdf. I am also on linked in and on Academia.edu . I live in Israel because I am married to a French diplomat. We have three children and our previous postings were in the US, the UK and Serbia.
About my book: I am currently working as an independent scholar and writing a book that is provisionally entitled Anglo-French Encounters: National Identity and Graphic Satire 1688-1815. My research interests mostly focus on satire, humour and national jokes; on early modern print culture, material culture and cross-channel exchange. The sort of images I work on look like this:
© Trustees of the British Museum
Upcoming in 2017:
In June, I shall be speaking to a group about the portraits from the 17th-19th centuries that are currently on display at the Museum of Art in Tel Aviv
In July, I shall be at the Courtauld Summer School, teaching a course on 18th-century British art called: ‘Modern Britain: Paint, Print and Patronage in the Eighteenth Century’. See here Courtauld Summer School 2017
In August and September I shall be working on my book at the Lewis Walpole Library in Farmington Connecticut on a Visiting Fellowship. Read more about the centre here: Lewis Walpole Library.
In November (2nd-4th) I shall be travelling to Gothenburg in Sweden to speak about a set of prints published in c.1740 at a conference on Early Modern Satire. Read the programme here: Preliminary Conference Programme Early Modern Satire.