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James Gillray, The French Invasion or John Bull bombarding the Bum-Boats, November 5th 1793

Invited speaker for a conference celebrating the scholarship of Professor David H. Solkin and his outstanding contribution to the study of British art and which will be held at the Courtauld Institute of Art on July 2nd. Over the course of the day, Kay Dian Kriz, Meredith Gamer, Matthew Hargraves, Joseph Monteyne, John Chu, Richard Johns and myself will be presenting papers addressing painting, print culture and ceramics and investigating themes such as execution, devotion, industrial design, politeness, masculinity and violence. My paper will address the relationship between graphic satire and national identity. For more on the conference see… making modern britain. For my abstract click here:making modern britain abstract




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Art historian of eighteenth century British art writing a book about depictions of the French in English graphic satire. Interested in art, satire, ethnicity and identity

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