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The Home, Nations and Empires, and Ephemeral Exhibition Spaces
The Home, Nations and Empires, and Ephemeral Exhibition Spaces
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Dominique Bauer, Camilla Murgia (eds)

The Home, Nations and Empires, and Ephemeral Exhibition Spaces


This book explores ephemeral exhibition spaces between 1750 and 1918. The chapters focus on two related spaces: the domestic interior and its imagery, and exhibitions and museums that display both national/imperial identity and the otherness that lurks beyond a country's borders. What is revealed is that the same tension operates in these private and public realms; namely, that between identification and self-projection, on the one hand, and alienation, otherness and objectification on the other. In uncovering this, the authors show that the self, the citizen/society and the other are realities that are constantly being asserted, defined and objectified. This takes place, they demonstrate, in a ceaseless dynamic of projection versus alienation, and intimacy versus distancing.
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Dominique Bauer

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.

Camilla Murgia

Camilla Murgia is Junior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Lausanne. She studied History of Art at Neuchâtel (MA) and Oxford (PhD) universities. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the works on the French painter, art critic and collector Pierre-Marie Gault de Saint-Germain (Pierre-Marie Gault de Saint-Germain (c.1752-1842). Artistic Models and Criticism in Early Nineteenth-century France</>, Saarbrucken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2009). She works particularly on 18th and 19th centuries French and British visual cultures, with a particular focus on artistic reception, display, art criticism, printmaking and caricature. Camilla has been Junior Research Fellow at St John's College (University of Oxford) and has subsequently taught at Neuchâtel and Geneva universities. As Junior Lecturer at the university of Lausanne, she is currently working on a research project on the relation between arts and theatre in the long nineteenth century in France, paying particular attention to the transmediality of theatrical performances and arts.