Charlotte Ribeyrol

Charlotte Ribeyrol is Associate Professor at the Sorbonne University in Paris and a Member of the Institut Universitaire de France. Her main field of research is the reception of the colours of the past in Victorian painting and literature. Her monograph on the Hellenism of Swinburne, Pater and Symonds entitled “Etrangeté, passion, couleur”, L’hellénisme de Swinburne, Pater et Symonds came out in 2013 and she has since co-edited two volumes on the subject of Victorian paganism in international peer-reviewed journals: Antique bodies in Nineteenth Century British Literature and Culture. (with C. Bertonèche) Miranda, n°11, 2015 and Late Victorian Paganism. (with C. Murray) Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens (2015). She is also a contributor to the forthcoming volume Pater the Classicist (OUP, 2017). In 2014-2016 she co-directed a major interdisciplinary project on chromatic materiality (POLYRE, IDEX Sorbonne Universités) with chemists and archeologists, which led to the publication of a collection of essays entitled The Colours of the Past in Victorian England (Oxford, Peterlang, 2016). She currently holds a Marie Curie Fellowship at Trinity College, Oxford (2016-2018) to write her new book on the colours of William Burges’s Great Bookcase. Contact:

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