In 2017, I received the annual Van Gogh Museum Research grant. The grant is given to recent art history graduates in support of research towards publication. The museum awarded the grant to aid in my research on Paul Gauguin and Charles Morice’s collaboration on the artist’s travelogue Noa Noa. The award was announced by the CUNY Graduate Center.
I wrote a review of Marc Gotlieb, The Deaths of Henri Regnault (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016) for caa.reviews, which was published in late 2017. When I began reading Gotlieb’s book in late 2016, I was struck by how the book was written during the Obama administration, but would be read during the Trump administration, similar to how Regnault lived during the more liberal Second Empire, but his legacy was shaped by the “moral order” of the Third Republic.
I organized and moderated a panel on “Symbolist transpositions d’art at the Fin de Siècle” for the annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association Colloquium that took place November 9–11, 2017. Participants included Louis Marvick (University of Nevada, Reno) who spoke on Stéphane Mallarmé and Gustave Moreau’s shared interest in the figure of Salome, Diana Schiau-Botea (Independent Scholar), who talked about Odilon Redon and Stéphane Mallarmé’s relationship and Jennifer Johnson (St John’s College, University of Oxford), who examined Georges Rouault’s conversations in his work with that of Gustave Moreau and Alfred Jarry. The conference program can be found here.