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Jennifer Pride’s Busy Year: 5 Conferences, 3 Publications, 7 Grants

Published October 13, 2014

Doctoral candidate Jennifer Pride has an article in press with intervalla: platform for intellectual exchange, a transdisciplinary, open-access, peer-reviewed Academic Online Journal. The second volume of intervalla takes a cross-disciplinary approach to the topic of “Trauma, Abstraction, and Creativity.” Jennifer’s article, “Traumatic Interiority in Post-Haussmannization Painting and Literature,” examines the work of nineteenth-century artist Gustave Caillebotte in relation to traumatic literary practices in Charles Baudelaire’s poetry and Emile Zola’s Naturalist novels. She argues that Caillebotte’s interior and exterior paintings of the newly renovated city of Paris embody the latent traumatic experience of Haussmannization.


Jennifer also has two publications forthcoming with Brown University. Her conference presentation listed below will be published in the French Studies Department journal Equinoxes. Also, Jennifer was invited to submit an extended version of her Daumier’s Haussmannization Caricatures project to be published online with the Brown University “Paris, Capital of the 19th century” digital project. The project, initiated by the French Studies and Comparative Literature Departments of Brown University, provides a window into the cultural, political and social context of nineteenth-century Parisian culture and is linked with the Bibliothèque nationale de France.


In October, Jennifer will present portions of her dissertation work at three conferences, in addition to two other conferences earlier this year:


  • Paper: Laughing in the Face of Trauma: Satirical Caricature in Haussmannized Paris. Pacific, Ancient and Modern Language Association. 112th Annual Conference Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014, Riverside, California.
  • Panel Co-Chair and Paper: Retreating to the Interior: Escaping the Trauma of Haussmannization. Panel: Interiority as a Mode of Escape. Conference Theme: Fuite et Évasion: 40th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium October 16–18, 2014, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Paper: Mediating Cultural Trauma through Caricatures in 19th-century Paris. Panel: Conceptions of Reality: Prints in Nineteenth Century Europe. Southeastern College Art Conference, Oct. 8-11, Sarasota, FL
  • Paper: The Traumatic Function of Caricature in Haussmannized Paris. Representing Reality in Text and Image: Clichés, Stereotypes, and Caricatures, 46th Annual Comparative Literature Symposium, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, April 11-12, 2014.
  • Paper: Transporting Trauma: The Role of Caricature during Haussmannization. Equinoxes: Transports, Brown University, Department of French Studies, April 4-5, 2014.


In recent months, Jennifer’s work has been supported by numerous awards and fellowships, including four Congress of Graduate Students Conference Presentation Travel Grants and two Mason Conference Presentation Travel Grants. She was also awarded the Friends of Art History Dissertation Research Travel grant which supported two months of archival research in Paris, France this summer.


Jennifer has continued her consultant work with Pearson Publishing Group. Recently she has participated in an Undergraduate Course Essay Writing Assignment Project with J. L. Hahn Consulting Group; she was interviewed regarding instructor use of new digital tools for Art History, Gardner’s Art Through the Ages and Stokstad’s Art History, with K. H. Lowery Consulting; and she provided an extensive editorial review for Pearson’s newest academic platforms, REVEL and Writing Space Technology for Art History.


Also this year, Jennifer secured a donation of nineteenth-century stereoscopes from the estate of her mentor and friend, the Walter H. Annenberg Professor Courtauld Professor John House who passed away in 2012. Jennifer was invited to publish a memorial article, “John House, Supporter of the Next Generation of Nineteenth-Century Art Historians,” for the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art. At that time, Jennifer was living in London and had been working on a project with Professor House that involved digitizing his vast stereoscope collection to make it available to scholars world-wide. Following his sudden passing, House’s children agreed that Jennifer should continue Professor House’s legacy. As such, Jennifer was the fortunate recipient of his vast stereoscope collection which she agreed to donate to the Department of Art History at Florida State University where the collection will be digitized and given an online platform over the next few years.


Jennifer currently teaches at Florida State University and Barry University in Tallahassee. She plans to defend her dissertation, Picturing Trauma in Haussmannized Paris, in Spring, 2015.

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