La Portraiture 250

La Portraitomanie: Intermediality and the Portrait in 19th-century France

14 September 2018

14 September 2018, 10am-5pm

Room 246, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

This one-day workshop will bring together 9 scholars from a number of disciplines (including art history, history, journalism, literature) who are currently collaborating on a special journal issue of L’Esprit créateur on the topic of intermediality and portraiture in 19th-century France.

Short paper presentations will be followed by ample discussion time. The overall aim of the workshop is to illuminate through various disciplinary perspectives how the concept of the portrait is shaped by different media forms and styles, which continuously redefine notions of identity, celebrity, expressivity and resemblance in 19th-century French visual culture.

2019 annual conference - deadline for proposals

21 September 2018

Details of our 2019 annual conference, including the call for papers, can be found on our conference page.

Quad 1030X595
01 - 03 July 2019

The Society for French Studies 2019 annual conference will take place on 1-3 July, at Royal Holloway, University of London. We look forward to seeing you there!