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Inaugural Lecture -- Professor Linda Goddard Painting and the Diary in Nineteenth-Century France

Professor Linda Goddard of the School of Art History will deliver her Inaugural Lecture on ‘Painting and the Diary in Nineteenth-Century France'.

“Her thoughts enter my bloodstream,” wrote Paula Modersohn-Becker about the diary of fellow painter Marie Bashkirtseff.

This talk explores the writings of women artists who lived in or travelled to France in the nineteenth century. At a time when canonical works of French literature promoted an image of the artist as heroic male genius, women negotiated the constraints and possibilities of their own artistic identities in diaries and letters.

The lecture will be followed by a reception in Lower College Hall, to which all are welcome.