Returning to the UK in July 2018. Since September, 2015: Independent Scholar based in Tel Aviv, Israel.
July 2018: Summer School Lecturing for the Courtauld Institute
Nov 2017: Conference on Early Modern Satire, University of Gothenburg speaking on ‘Intermediality and the Political Fable’
August-Sept 2017: Visiting Fellow, Lewis Walpole Library, Farmington, Connecticut
July 2017: Summer School Lecturer for the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. This course has been reserved again for Summer School 2018.
July 2016: Summer School Lecturer for the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. This course has been reserved again for Summer School 2017.
July 2015: Summer School Lecturer for the Courtauld Institute of Art. Launched a new course called ‘Modern Britain: Painting, Print-Making and Patronage in the Eighteenth Century’ exploring key developments in the visual arts in Britain. It mixed seminars with daily visits, encouraged debate and prioritized a hands-on approach. The course was successful and was repeated in July 2016.
January 2014- July 2015: Visiting Professor, Department of Art History, University of Belgrade, Serbia: I worked with the department on an informal basis, sharing my areas of research with undergraduate and post-graduate students. The first British Art Workshop was held at the Faculty in July 2014 and covered 18th and early 19th century British painting and print-making. I gave occasional lectures to the students and wrote an article for their journal Zlums, an annual publication co-published with the Department of Art History in Novi Sad. I also worked with the Faculty of Modern Languages, giving lectures in French to second and third year students of French literature and Language and started a blog on the contemporary art scene.
Visiting Lecturer in British Art, Sept 2010 to July 2013: Courtauld Institute of Art, London, WC2R 0RN My main responsibility was to design new courses in eighteenth-century British art for undergraduates and postgraduates. This extended to setting and marking exams and supervising dissertations. My courses included BA1, BA2, BA3 and MA level and included: ‘Hogarth in London Collections’, ‘Painting in Britain c1713-1832’, ‘Sets and Series in Early Modern Painting’ (co-taught with T J Clark), ‘Reading Hogarth’, ‘Graphic Satire in Eighteenth-Century Britain’. In 2012 one of my students was awarded the William M. Berger Foundation Prize for the best essay on British art in any period.
Awards: July 2010-January 2011: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Paul Mellon Centre, 16 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA A six-month post-doctoral fellowship to prepare thesis for publication. This included one month’s research at the Yale Centre for British Art at New Haven, USA
Courtauld Institute of Art UK PhD Art History 2005- 2009 My thesis addressed the development of national satire in the 18th century and was supervised by Professor David Solkin (Dean & Deputy Director of the Courtauld) and examined by Professor David Bindman, (UCL & Harvard) and Professor Mark Hallett (University of York). The title was ‘Close Encounters: French Identities in English Graphic Satire, c1730-1790s’
University of Maryland, MD USA, MA Art History, 1994-1997 Eight research papers were submitted on the following subjects: Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel Ceiling; Cosme Tura and Court Culture in Ferrara; The Portraits of Thomas Eakins; Henry Cros and Wax Sculpture; Hercules Seghers and Colour Printing; The Dutch Landscape Print, c1660s; Rubens’s Meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek: Modello to tapestries and Igbo Uko Faces. The MA thesis concentrated on a British illustrated edition of the Dance of Death published in London at the end of the Napoleonic Wars:‘Thomas Rowlandson and The English Dance of Death’
Université de Paris IV, France, Maîtrise de Littérature Française, 1985-1986. A master’s degree in nineteenth-century French literature, combining taught modules (Nineteenth-Century novel; Baudelaire’s Poetry; Flaubert and Salammbo) and personal research. My thesis examined a series of macabre short stories that were published by the poet and novelist Petrus Borel in 1830: ‘Champavert de Petrus Borel’.
University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, BA (Combined Hons.) in French and History of Art, 1981-1985