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The Poetics of Decadence in Fin-de-Siècle Italy published

In the 1880s and 1890s, materialism in art was counterbalanced by attention to the subjective individual experience, expressed in the new modes inaugurated by Symbolism, Decadence and Aestheticism. 316 more words

Italian Studies

BOOK - Domestic Space in Late Georgian Britain: Materiality, Sociability and Emotion, c. 1750-1840 (Forthcoming, Bloomsbury Academic)

I’m thrilled to announce that my book, Domestic Space in Late Georgian Britain: Materiality, Sociability and Emotion, c. 1750-1840 is now under contract with Bloomsbury Academic. 215 more words

Material Culture

Summer School Course on Art and Women

In June 2018 I’m running a two week course for Sotheby’s Institute in London around the theme of women and art.

I’ll be exploring the issues concerning the depiction of women in art, and women artists, from antiquity to the present day through an introduction to feminist theory and the gender politics of visual culture. 114 more words


IASH Work in Progress Seminar - 10 January 2018

On Wednesday 10 January 2018, I’ll be delivering a ‘Work in Progress’ seminar on my research project ‘Collage before Modernism’ at IASH. The seminar will outline the project, introducing some of the key issues and ideas at stake in the project, and the relevant historiography and methodologies used, before discussing some of the project’s central case studies. 32 more words

Material Culture


The Great Saint Martin Church is a Romanesque Catholic church in Cologne, Germany. Its foundations (circa 960 AD) rest on remnants of a Roman chapel, built on what was then an island in the Rhine. 44 more words