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Kristin O'Rourke


Adjunct Assistant Professor
18th & 19th Century
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2001
B.A. University of Virginia

Courses Taught at Dartmouth

  • Art History 16: Paris in the Nineteenth Century
  • Art History 48: Art of the Eighteenth Century
  • Art History 50: Romanticism

Kristin O'Rourke has taught also at Vanderbilt University and the University of Iowa.

Special Interests

Kristin O'Rourke specializes in French art of the late eighteenth and the first

half of the nineteenth century, centering on the institutions of the art world

(the museum, the Academy, art criticism & the Salon). Her current project focuses

on Eugène Delacroix and the transition from Classicism to Romanticism as seen

through contemporary critical discourse and posthumous tributes to the artist.

Her research interests include: gender studies, art institutions, the development

of art criticism, the myth of the artist, the city of Paris, graphic arts and

new media in the nineteenth century, impressionism and urbanism, art theory.

Selected Publications

  • Review of Emma Barker, Greuze and the Painting of Sentiment, for ECCB: The Eighteenth Century Current Bibliography. New York: AMS Press, forthcoming 2009.
  • Entries on "Jean-Antoine Houdon," "Voltaire Seated by J.-A. Houdon," and "Johann Gottfried Schadow," for the Encyclopedia of Sculpture. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004.


Last Updated: 2/11/10