Dominique Bauer is Assistant Professor of History at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Leuven, Belgium, and a member of the Centre d'Analyse Culturelle de la Première Modernité at the Université Catholique de Louvain. Her research focusses on spatial images and interiority in literature and scholarly discourses, mainly in long nineteenth century France and Belgium. She published Beyond the Frame. Case Studies in 2016, a long-term analysis of the interior and anaemic subjectivity. Taking this framework further, she currently studies notions of absence, presence and temporality communicated through spatial images in context. On this theme she published a number of book chapters and articles and a monograph Place-Text-Trace. The Fragility of the Spatial Image in 2018. She recently established the series Spatial Imageries in Historical Perspective with Amsterdam University Press and co-edited, with Claire Moran, a Special Issue of Dix-Neuf, Inside Belgium. In March 2019 she was invited as a research fellow at the Council for Research on Religion at McGill University, Montréal, for her work on the transformation of pre-modern devotional space in fin-de-siècle Belgian literature and modernity.