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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.

Photo on 4-21-16 at 14.13

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:

sic itur ad astra scilicet

Romeyne de Hooghe, ‘Sic Itur Ad Astra Scilicet’ [This is the way to the stars, of course], 1688

© 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

early-modern-satire

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kategrandjouan

kategrandjouan

Art historian of eighteenth century British art writing a book about depictions of the French in English graphic satire. Currently based in Tel Aviv and interested in art, satire, ethnicity and identity

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