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TopicCFP Illustration Across Media: Nineteenth Century to Now

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces Call for Papers for Rockwell Center Symposium November 1, 2018 Deadline for Proposals Examining Illustration Across Media: Ninenteenth Century to Now  Stockbridge, MA, October 15, 2018—Norman Rockwell Museum’s Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies and the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, announce a call for proposals […]

Deposit“Biotopes and Ecotones: Slippery images on the edge of the French Atlantic”

Several images of the French Atlantic shoreline that I discuss in this essay imaginatively engage with the ecology of the edge of the sea, including its human and non human biological communities. Coming from a visual studies perspective, I am interested in articulating an ecological realism of the French Atlantic coast: looking at the intersections of landscape painting, ecological visual culture and the rise of intertidal natural history. Because my research extends far beyond the usual range of art history, I am looking to marine science for vocabulary and metaphors in my descriptions of seaside communities and ecologies.