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dr. K.J. Brown

Assistant Professor 

Tilburg School of Humanities
Department of Culture Studies


Kathryn Brown is a specialist in modern French painting and literature and contemporary art. She holds a D.Phil in French from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Art History from the University of London. Her books include:

  • (as editor) Perspectives on Degas (forthcoming Ashgate 2016).

Brown is currently completing a new book entitled Matisse's Poets: Critical Performance in the Artist's Book.

Recent articles have been published in Print Quarterly, History of Photography, Life Writing, Forum for Modern Language Studies, The European Journal of Cultural Studies, n.paradoxa, Memory Studies, the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism and American Art.

Brown is a Rhodes Scholar and has taught and held research fellowships at the University of Kent (United Kingdom), the University of British Columbia (Canada), Tulane University (USA), and the Australian National University in Canberra. She has received research funding from the Humanities Research Centre of the Australian National University, the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, the Shpilman Institute for Photography, the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, and the W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies.


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Principal publications

  • 'Touch and Vision in Edgar Degas's Darkfield Monotypes', Print Quarterly, XXXI:4 (December, 2014), 395-405.
  • 'Egyptian Voyages: Gustave Flaubert, Maxime Du Camp, and Fouad Elkoury', History of Photography, 38:2, May 2014, pp. 161-72.
  • 'Against Autobiography: Henri Matisse's Writings on Art', Life Writing, May, 2014.
  • 'The Aesthetics of Presence: Looking at Degas's Bathers',  Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 68:4, 2010, 331-341.
  • 'Remembering the Occupation: La Mort et les statues by Pierre Jahan and Jean Cocteau', Forum for Modern Language Studies, 49:3, 2013.

Click here for a list of publications in PDF format PDF

Last amended: 28 February 2016