Nancy Rose Marshall

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Nancy Rose Marshall

Office Hours
teaching in London – spring 2019
Ph.D. Yale University, 1998
M.A. Yale University, 1992
M.A. Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 1991
B.A. Yale University, 1987
Research Interests
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.



Books and Catalogues:

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

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

Books in Process:

“‘Science is Measurement’? Nineteenth-Century Science, Art, and Visual Culture.” Contributions by Fae Brauer, Rebecca DeLue, Carey Gibbons, Barbara Larson, Keren Hammerschlag, Nancy Rose Marshall,  Caitlin Silberman, Naomi Slipp, and Alison Syme. Book of essays.

“‘‘Ashes and Sparks’: Britons on Fire in the Nineteenth Century.”  Book project.

“SOUL/BODY: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Pre-Raphaelitism, and the Victorian Animate Corpse.” Monograph.

Selected Articles:

“A Haunting Picture: John Everett Millais’ Speak! Speak! in Light of Psychology and Chemistry.” InNancy Rose Marshall, ed. “Science is Measurement”? Nineteenth-Century Science, Art, and Visual Culture.” Submitted to Pittsburgh Univ. Press, Summer 2018.

“‘In Flaming Fire Shall Pass Away”: Victorian Imag(in)ing of the Pagan Pyre.” 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth-Century. 20 ms. pp.

‘“Startling; Nay, Almost Repulsive,’ Light Effects and Nascent Sensation in John Everett Millais’ The Rescue’.” Journal of Victorian Culture 21.4 (December 2016).

“’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)


FIG: Freshman Interest Group Seminar
– Race, Class and Gender in Victorian Visual Culture
– Representing London

AH103: Art Matters: The Body, Sex, and Health in Art

AH104: The Art of Diversity: Race and Representation in the Art and Visual Culture of the United States
AH 202: Renaissance to Modern Art

AH 346: British Art and Society from the Eighteenth Century to the Present
AH 350: Nineteenth-Century Painting in Europe
AH 365: American Art Since 1945
AH 407: Topics in Nineteenth-Century Art
– Realisms in Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture
– Pre-Raphaelitism, Vision, and Desire
– From Fairies to Steampunk: The Victorian Imagination Then and Now in Art and Literature
AH 555: Proseminar in Nineteenth-Century European Art
– The Nineteenth-Century Body
– The City
– Victorian Networks: Themes Toward an Exhibition of British Watercolors
AH 701: Practicum in Art History: Bibliography, Historiography, Methods
AH 855: Seminar in Nineteenth-Century European Art
– Art of Empire in Nineteenth-Century Britain and France
– Representing the City in Nineteenth-Century French and British Visual Culture
– Victorian Networks: Themes Toward an Exhibition of British Watercolors
– Evolving Forms: Victorian Art and Science