Extraneous to my PhD, and as an emerging specialist on the life and work of Doré, I write about the artist’s engagement with wider social and geopolitical contexts in, and as relates to, France and its empire. Most recently, my work exploring a series of allegorical dialogues on canvas between the Theban Tragedies of Aeschylus and the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 was presented at the major international conference marking the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune, The Commune and Its Others: An Outsider’s History of 1871, at Durham University and the Bowes Museum (June, 2021). Discussions about publishing the constituent papers as an edited volume are ongoing.
I also contribute to teaching on a number of undergraduate modules at Exeter, between the departments of Art History and Visual Culture (of which I am the PTA Rep), and French.
In 2021/22, these include:
AHV1011 – Questions and Methods in Art History
AHV1006 – Visual Media
MLF1121 – French Visual History
MLF1017 - The Making of Modern France