OFFICE: Art & Communication 244G
Ph.D. - 2005
Florida State University
Dissertation: “ ‘England’s Giorgione’: Charles H. Shannon and Venetianism in Late
Victorian England” Advisor: Lauren Weingarden
M.A. - 1996
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Thesis: “ ‘Human Refuse’: George Frederick Watts and Social Realism in Early Victorian
Painting” Advisor: James Rubin
B.A. - 1994
University of West Florida
A.A. - 1992
Gulf Coast Community College
2011- present Associate Professor, University of Memphis
2005-2011 Assistant Professor, University of Memphis
2005 Adjunct Instructor, Converse College, Spartanburg South Carolina
2001-2004 Teaching Assistant (instructor of record), Florida State University
2001 Teaching Assistant (instructor of record), Florida State University London Study
2000 Curatorial Fellow, Appleton Museum of Art
2000 Visiting Scholar, University of West Florida
1996-1999 Teaching Assistant (instructor of record), Florida State University and
Florida State University London Study Centre
1995-1996 Teaching Assistant, State University of New York at Stony Brook
1993-94 Slide Librarian, University of West Florida
1993 Grader, University of West Florida
2010 Professional Development Assignment, "Utopia and Innocence: The Role of Venetian
Renaissance Painting in John Ruskin's Aesthetic and Social Theories." University of
2006 "John Ruskin and Venetian Painting." Faculty Research Grant, University of Memphis
2002-2003 Penelope Mason Fellow
2000 Appleton Curatorial Fellow
2000 Leffert L. Mabies Jr. Visiting Scholar
1999, 1996-98 Appleton Teaching Fellow
1995 and 1994 Undergraduate student of the year in Art History
The Role of Venetian Renaissance Painting in John Ruskin's Utopian Theories: a Sociopolitical History of Art. Lewiston, NY: the Edwin Mellen Press, 2011.
"The Presentation of the Virgin: Ruskin and Images of Girlhood in Venetian Renaissance
Painting." In Ruskin, Venice and Nineteenth-century Cultural Travel. Venice: Bricole, Libreria Editrice Cafoscarina, 2010
"Shannon in the House of Delia: a Theme from Tibullus in a Painting by Charles Hazelwood
Shannon." The Burlington Magazine. Vol. CLII, no. 1286: May 2010.
"A Portrait of the Critic as a Young Girl: James Northcote's 1822 Portrait of John
Ruskin." The Ruskin Review and Bulletin. Vol. 5, No. 2: Autumn, 2009
“Introduction.” For exhibition “Something Old, Something New: New Paintings by Elizabeth
Alley.” Memphis, TN: 2003.
2011 Southeastern College Art Conference, Savannah, Georgia. Paper:
"Loss and Exile in Dante's Dream: The Dantean Significance of Medieval Siena in a Painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti."
2011 "The Reception of Titian in Britain, c. 1769-1877: Artists, Collectors,
Critics." International Conference, School of Art History, University of St. Andrews.
Paper: "Getting at 'the mind of Titian' in Ruskin's Modern Painters."
2010 Southeastern College Art Conference, Richmond, Virginia. Paper:
"Charles H. Shannon and his Patrons in the Late Victorian and Edwardian Art World."
2010 Research Seminar, Ruskin Library and Research Centre (University
of Lancaster). Paper: " 'My Notion of Titian's Work': Ruskin's Concepts of Kingship
and Venetian Depictions of Doges."
2008 "Ruskin, Venice, and 19th Century Cultural Travel" conference,
organized by the Ruskin Centre at Lancaster University; Interdisciplinary Nineteenth
Century Studies; and The Department of European and Postcolonial
Studies of University of Ca' Foscari, Venice. Paper: "The Presentation of the Virgin:
Ruskin and Images of Girlhood in Venetian Renaissance Painting."
2007 Southeastern College Art Conference, Charleston, West Virginia.
Paper: "St. George, St. Ursula, and St. Crumpet: Carpaccio's Venice as a Model for
Ruskin's Utopian Communities."
2007 Association of Art Historians Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Paper: "Portrait of the Critic as a Young Man: John Ruskin's Childhood as Represented
in James Northcote's 1822 Portrait."
2005 Southeastern College Art Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas. “The Pastoral as
Politics in Late Victorian Painting and Prints”
2004 Southeastern College Art Conference, Jacksonville, Florida. “The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili as a Source for Ricketts and Shannon’s Daphnis and Chloe illustrations”
1998 Association of Art Historians, Exeter, UK. “Charles R. Leslie’s The Young Scot and the Highlander as Myth in Early Nineteenth-Century British Art and Culture”
2011 Lecture at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Title of talk:
"Before Impressionism: the Parisian Art World, c. 1848-1874."
2010 Lecture at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Title of talk:
"Turner versus Canaletto: Venetian Landscapes and the art criticism of John Ruskin."
2009 Lecture at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Title of talk:
"Pre-Raphaelite Paintings from the Museo de Art de Ponce."
2009 Lecture for class, "The Two Faces of Modernity," the University
of Memphis. Title of talk: "Neoclassicism and Romanticism."
2008-09 Lecture for seminar, "Art and Science," the University of Memphis.
Title of talk: "Leonardo's Legacy."
2000 Lecture at the Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL. “Academia, Arcadia, and Arabia:
Nineteenth-century European Painting at the Appleton.”
College Art Association
Southeastern College Art Conference
Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Theta Kappa
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