1789, 1989, 2009: Changing Perspectives on Post-Revolutionary French Art


Date: June 12 – 13, 2009
Venue: Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, London, with the collaboration of UCL

Thanks to the pioneering scholarship produced after the bicentenary of the French Revolution and the ending of the Cold War in the 1990s, the critical categories of gender, class, race and sexuality are firmly entrenched in the study of the period. But in a post-9/11 world, scholars within the field find themselves at a crossroads between these established methodological approaches and a shifting political landscape. This conference seeks to understand how contemporary political exigencies impact the social, psychoanalytic and gender-based scholarship that took as its principal object of inquiry the artistic production of Post-Revolutionary France (1789-1852).
Keynote Speakers:
Professor Susan Siegfried, University of Michigan
Professor Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby, University of California, Berkeley
Opening Address: Dr. Satish Padiyar, Courtauld Institute of Art

Academics and postgraduate students are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words, for 20 minutes presentations, together with a CV, to c19conference2009@gmail.com. We welcome proposals for papers that are unpublished and have not been previously presented.

Katie Hornstein, University of Michigan
Dr Satish Padiyar, Courtauld Institute
Melanie Vandenbrouck-Przybylski, Courtauld Institute
Sue Walker, UCL