September - June 2011
Clark/Oakley Fellow (Academic Year 2010-2011) Michèle Hannoosh is professor of French in the department of romance languages and literatures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. A specialist in nineteenth-century French literature, art, and society, she has written on topics such as parody, decadence, the city, caricature, realism, photography, autobiography, and the history and theory of modernity. She has a particular interest in art writing (art criticism and theory, artist’s writings) and the relations between the arts. She has recently published a major new edition, in French, of Delacroix’s Journal, incorporating important new manuscript sources and substantial unpublished material (Eugène Delacroix, Journal, 2 vols, (2009). Other books include Parody and Decadence: Laforgue’s Moralités Légendaires (1989); Baudelaire and Caricature: From the Comic to an Art of Modernity (1992); Painting and the Journal of Eugène Delacroix (1995); and an edition of newly discovered letters of Delacroix (Nouvelles Lettres, 2000). Her Clark/Oakley project deals with the importance of the visual arts in the work of Jules Michelet and the relation between images and the writing of history in nineteenth-century France.