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About this Fellow


Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of History of Art and Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol

Past Appointments

  • Professor of History of Art, University of Bristol, 2000 - 2008
  • Professor of Modern Cultural Studies, University of Kent, 1988 - 2000
  • Emeritus Professor of History of Art and Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol, 2008

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 2000 - 2003


The clothing of Clio 1984

The true vine: on visual representation and western tradition 1989

Parallel lines: printmakers, painters and photographers in 19th century France 2001

Distinguished Images: Prints in the Visual Economy of Nineteenth-Century France 2013

Other Modern Languages, Literatures and other Media from 1830 Fellows

Professor Robert Young

Cultural and political history, literature, philosophy, psychoanalysis, translation, with a particular focus on postcolonial theory

Professor Neil Lazarus

Postcolonial literary studies; modernisation, modernity, modernism; critical social theory, sociology of literature; the questions of 'world literature' and comparative literary studies; more broadly, modern literature (1850 to the present)

Professor Robert S C Gordon

The cultural history, cinema, and literature of modern Italy; Holocaust literature (Primo Levi); postwar memory and culture of the Holocaust

Professor Judith Butler

Feminist and queer theory, focusing on gender, sexuality and the psychosocial formation of the subject, moral and social philosophy, literary theory, and 19th and 20th century European philosophy