Michael Feinberg specializes in French painting and visual culture of the long eighteenth century. His work examines how represented forms elicit spectatorial encounters and instruct perceivers how to apprehend images. His other interests include psychoanalysis (especially Jacques Lacan, Julia Kristeva, Gilles Deleuze, and Félix Guattari) as well as environmental studies. He regularly presents his research at conferences hosted by organizations such as the Midwest Art History Society and Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies. He is also a frequent contributor to EdgeEffects. Michael is currently completing various article projects on the artwork of Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson.