Nancy Rose Marshall

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Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Phone: 608.263.2342


Office Number: 224 Elvehjem

Contact Information

Office: 224 Elvehjem
Phone: 608-263- 2342

Office Hours:
Mondays 4:00-6:00 and by appointment


B.A. Yale University, 1987
M.A. Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 1991
M.A. Yale University, 1992
Ph.D. Yale University, 1998

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Research and Teaching:

Nineteenth-century French and British Art and Visual Culture. Particular interests in the interrelationships of Victorian painting and literature; gender issues; empire, history of science, theories of realism, and material culture.

On Faculty since 2000.

Courses taught:

Related resources:

Click here to view the catalogue for The Golden Age of British Watercolors 1790-191 , an exhibition curated by my students at  the Chazen Museum in 2012.

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Selected Publications:

Books and Catalogues:

City of Gold and Mud: Painting Victorian London (Paul Mellon Center for Studies in British Art; Yale University Press, London, 2012)

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James Tissot: Victorian Life/Modern Love (Exhibition Catalogue, Yale Center for British Art, 1999)

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In Preparation: "Dante Gabriel Rossetti." Monograph. Phaidon Press.

"'This Horrid Grandeur': Imaging Fire in the Victorian World." Book project.

Selected Articles:

“’A Fully Consummated Sacrifice Upon her Altar’:  Victorian Cremation as Metamorphosis.” Victorian Studies 56:3. (Spring 2014): 12pp.

"'A Strongly Shaded Picture': Representations of Othello and Desdemona in Victorian Visual Culture." In Transculturation in British Art 1770-1930. Edited by Julie Codell. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press, 2012.

"James Tissot's 'Colored Photographs of Vulgar Society'" In Victorian Vulgarities. Edited by Susan David Bernstein and Elsie B. Michie. London: Ashgate Press, 2009. 201-222.

"'A Dim World, Where Monsters Dwell': The Spatial Time of the Sydenham Crystal Palace Dinosaur Park." Victorian Studies. 49:2 (Winter 2007): 286-301.

"Family Affair: Realism, Detection and the Family in William Powell Frith's The Railway Station of 1862." British Art Journal. 26 ms. pp. Summer, 2007.

"History Illuminated: William Holman Hunt's London Bridge." Art History 29: 5. Winter 2006. 827-859.

"Image or Identity: James Tissot's Images of Kathleen Newton," in Katharine Lochnan, ed., Seductive Surfaces: The Art of Tissot (London: Paul Mellon Centre and Yale University Press, 1999)