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Dr Kate Grandjouan

Associate Lecturer
Kate Grandjouan

Kate Grandjouan received her PhD in eighteenth-century art from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2010 with a thesis on British graphic satire that was supervised by Professor David Solkin. As an independent scholar she has lectured widely on British art. Her post-doctoral research has been supported by fellowships from the Paul Mellon Centre in London and the Lewis Walpole Library (Yale University) in Connecticut. Her current research interests focus on the French and the British in the 18th century and relate to her book which is provisionally entitled ‘Hogarth’s French’.


2019/20: BA2: ‘Constellations’ seminars for Esther Chadwick’s Artists, Mystics & Radicals: Print-Making in an Age of Revolution

September 2019: Battlegrounds: Eighteenth-Century British Art & it’s Interpretation (Autumn Courses, Public Programmes)

Since 2015 for Summer School (Public Programmes): Cosmopolitan Britain: Painting, Print-culture and Patronage in the Eighteenth Century

2018/19: BA3: Graphic Satire in Eighteenth-Century Britain, c.1688-1815

2012/13: BA1: Hogarth in London Collections

2012/13: BA2: Painting in Britain c.1713-1832

2011/12: MA with T.J. Clark (Visiting Professor at the Courtauld 2011/12): Sets and Series in Early Modern and Contemporary Painting

2011/12: BA2: Reading Hogarth

2010/11: BA3: Graphic Satire in Eighteenth-Century Britain

2010-11:BA2: Reading Hogarth

Research interests

  • Early Modern Visual Satire, 1500-1800
  • Eighteenth-century artists and institutions
  • British art and European contexts: cosmopolitanism in the eighteenth-century:
  • The history and theory of print
  • Art, propaganda and censorship
  • Visual Humour and comic theory
  • National identity and image-making
  • Popular culture and cultural myths
  • Intermediality, word and image in 18th century prints

Recent and forthcoming publications

  • BBC Radio 4: ‘Start the Week’ with Andrew Marr, William Feaver and Humphrey Ocean on what art reveals see ‘The artist – warts and all’ 28th October 2019 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0009r4j
  • ‘Hogarth’s French’, book in preparation
  • ‘Aesopian Satire: Inter-mediality and the political print in the 1730s & 1740s’ for Satire and the Multiplicity of Forms, 1600 – 1830: Textual and Graphic Transformations (chapter in book) for Manchester University Press, in preparation
  • ‘La caricature et la « déqualification » de l’art: le cas de Henry Bunbury (1750-1810) et de Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)’ (18 pages) in Satire Visuelle (ed) Laurent Baridon, Frédérique Desbussions et Dominic Hardy published in Paris by Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada (CRSH) and the Insitut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) June 2019
  • ’Parce que les Français, comme la mer, sont sans cesse en mouvement : satires anglaises sur l’inconstance des Français’ (19 pages) Le Siècle de la Légèreté: Emergences d’un paradigme du XVIIIe siècle français for Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment & Liverpool University Press, edited by Marine Ganofsky (University of Edinburgh) and Jean-Alexandre Perras. April 2019
  • Super-size caricature: Thomas Rowlandson’s ‘Place des Victoires’ at the Society of Artists in 1783’ with British Art Studies Volume 4, an online, open access and peer-reviewed journal published by The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London and the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, 28th November 2016 see: http://www.britishartstudies.ac.uk/issues/issue-index/issue-4
  • ‘Body Politics: Charles Brandoin’s France England, 1772’ in Matica Srpska Journal for the Fine Arts, Vol 43, October 2015: 65-80
  • ‘Le Surréalisme Transnationalisé : L’exposition internationale de 1936’ dans Avant-Gardes: from Dada to Surrealism (Belgrade, Museum of Contemporary Art, January, 2016), 95-109

Reviews for the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies

Book Reviews for Eighteenth-Century Studies (Baltimore: John Hopkins Press)

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