Degree PhD in French
University of Oxford (Balliol College)
Second Degree PhD in Art History
University of London (Birkbeck College)
Third Degree MA in German
University of Adelaide
Professional Affiliation Lecturer, Loughborough University, UK
Research/Current Projects My current research focuses on intersections between art and literature in the space of the book. My publications on artists’ books have debated definitions of the genre of the 'livre d'artiste' and have involved close readings of twentieth-century and contemporary artist's books, the study of word-image relations, and analyses of the material features and production histories of specific works. My book Matisse's Poets: Critical Performance in the Artist's Book (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017) locates Matisse's bookworks in the literary environment of French modernism and examines the ways in which Matisse’s experiences as a reader impacted on his work as a painter and printmaker. A further substantial aspect of my research concerns Edgar Degas's works on paper and includes publications on Degas's darkfield monotypes and the illustrations he produced for Ludovic Halévy's La Famille Cardinal stories (in K. Brown (ed.), Perspectives on Degas, Routledge, 2017).
Time Period Interests 19th Century, 20th Century, Contemporary
Area Interests Western Europe
Media Interests Book arts, Digital printmaking, Engraving, Etching, Lithography, Monoprinting
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