Curious to learn more about Chris Marker: Guillaume-en-Égypte from the unique perspective of a member of the MIT community? Join MIT Assistant Professor of French Studies Catherine E. Clark for a lunchtime chat about the exhibition. Learn about Professor Clark’s research into the visual culture of Paris during Marker’s lifetime.
In-Gallery Chats connect one object (or two!) from the List’s exhibitions to an aspect of research, practice, or interest from the MIT community.
Catherine E. Clark joined FL&L as Assistant Professor of French in 2013. She holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Southern California, an M.A. in French Cultural Studies from Columbia University, and a B.A. in History with High Honors from Swarthmore College. Her current book project brings together her interests in French history and visual culture in a social and material history of the uses of photographs as historical documents of Paris. This history of municipal and popular visual histories spans from the late nineteenth-century creation of municipal photo archives and early historical exhibitions to more recent illustrated history books and amateur photo contests to document the city’s past. Clark’s research has received numerous grants including a Bourse Chateaubriand from the Embassy of France in the United States and a grant from the Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund for Historical Photographic Research.
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