Publications

 

Books

 

Days of Glory? Imaging Military Recruitment and the French Revolution, Palgrave

Macmillan, 2016 (War, Culture and Society 1750-1850 series, General Editors: Rafe Blaufarb, Alan Forrest and Karen Hagemann)

 

Valerie Mainz and Richard Williams, Sensing Sculpture at the time of the French Revolution, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 2006

 

L’Image du Travail et la Révolution française, Musée de la Révolution française, Vizille, 1999

 

Women at Work, Men in Labour: Work and Image in the French Revolution, University Gallery, University of Leeds, 1998

 

Edited/Co-edited Volumes

 

Valerie Mainz and Emma Stafford (eds.,) The Exemplary Hercules from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment and Beyond, Brill, 2020

 

Simon Burrows, Jonathan Conlin, Russell Goulbourne and Valerie Mainz (eds.,) The Chevalier d’Eon and his Worlds.  Gender, Espionage and Politics in the Eighteenth Century, Continuum Books, 2010

 

Valerie Mainz and Griselda Pollock (eds.,) Work and The Image, Ashgate, 2 vols., 1996

 

Chapters in Books

 

‘Hercules, his club and the French Revolution’, in Valerie Mainz and Emma Stafford (eds.,) The Exemplary Hercules from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment and Beyond, Brill, 2020

 

Valerie Mainz and Emma Stafford, ‘Introduction: the transmission of a classical tradition in theory and practice’, in Valerie Mainz and Emma Stafford (eds.,) The Exemplary Hercules from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment and Beyond, Brill, 2020

 

‘Deflecting the Fire of Eighteenth-Century French Battle Painting’ in Erika Kuijpers and Cornelis van der Haven (eds.,) Battlefield Emotions 1500-1800: Practices, Experience, Imagination, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016

 

‘Gloire, subversively’ in Colin Jones, Juliet Carey and Emily Richardson (eds.,) The Saint-Aubin ‘Livre de caricatures’: Drawing satire in eighteenth-century Paris, Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford, 2012, 151-177

 

‘The Chevalier d’Eon and his Several Identities’ in Simon Burrows, Jonathan Conlin, Russell Goulbourne and Valerie Mainz (eds.,) The Chevalier d’Eon and his Worlds.  Gender, Espionage and Politics in the Eighteenth Century, Continuum Books, 2010, 113-32

 

‘History: Re-viewing the French Revolution’, in Griselda Pollock (ed.,) Conceptual Odysseys: Passages to Cultural Analysis, I B Tauris, 2007, 103-119; 208-210

 

‘Bringing the hemlock up: Jacques-Louis David’s Socrates and the Inventions of History’ in Michael Trapp (ed.,) Socrates from Antiquity to the Enlightenment, Ashgate, 2006, 249-275

 

‘Devolverà la cicuta: el Sócrates de Jacques-Louis David y la invención de la historia’ in Gabriela Siracusano (ed.,) Original-Copia…Original ? CAIA, 2005, 284-291

 

‘Time and The Resemblance of Reality’ in Götz Pochat and Brigitte Wagner (eds.,) Erzählte Zeit und Gedächtnis: Narrative Strukturen und da Problem der Sinnstiftung im Denkmal, Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsantalt, Graz, 2005, 93-100

 

 ‘The Charging of Caricature and the taking up of arms before Varennes’ in Rolf Reichardt, Rüdiger Schmidt and Hans-Ulrich Thamer (eds.,) Symbolische Politik und politische Zeichensysteme im Zeitalter de Französischen Revolutionen (1749-1848), Rhema, 2005, 83-99

‘Landscape as a genre’, in Alexander Sturgis and Hollis Clayson (eds.) Understanding Paintings: themes in art explored and explained, Mitchell Beazley, 2000, 164-191

 

‘Rembrandt and Jewish History’, in Daniel Apollon, Odd-Bjorn Fure and Lars Sväsand (eds.,) Approaching a new millennium: Lessons from the Past: Prospects for the future, ISSEI 7th Conference Proceedings, Bergen CD Rom, 2000

 

‘Aux Armes et aux Arts ! Blacksmiths at the National Convention’ in Valerie Mainz and Griselda Pollock (eds.,) Work and The Image, Ashgate, 1996, I, 35-52

 

Entry on ‘Court Artists’ in Delia Gaze (ed.) Dictionary of Women Artists, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1997, I, 37-43; also entries on Constance Charpentier, Marie Anne Loir, Anne Vallayer-Coster

 

Entry ‘The Enlightenment’, in Jane Shoaf Turner (ed.) The Dictionary of Art, Macmillan Publishers Ltd., 1996; also entries on Abbé de Fontenai, Simon-Mathurin Lantara, Nicolas-Antoine Taunay

 

Journal Articles

 

‘The Inequalities of Infamy’, Oxford Art Journal, 39(2), Aug 2016, 217-227

 

‘Watteau as an Avant-Garde Painter : The Enaction of the Fête Galante’, Interfaces : Image, Texte,, Langage, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon 14, 1998, 65-79

 

‘The Picturing of Jews in History (From Napoleon to Poussin, but then not back again)’ Michael Worton (ed.) Paragraph, Edinburgh University Press, 1996, 205-19

 

‘David’s Les Sabines and the Colouring of History Painting post-Thermidor’, Interfaces: Image, Texte, Langage, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon 10, 1996, 45-49

 

‘The Sacrifice of Eleazar: Catholic History Paintings of Jewish Law at the time of the French Revolution’, Interfaces: Image, Texte, Langage, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, 1995, pp. 27-46

 

Book Reviews

 

Claire Trévien, Satire, prints and theatricality in the French Revolution, Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford, 2016

French Studies 71 (4), 579-580, Oct 2017

 

Christopher J Tozzi, Nationalizing France’s Army: Foreign, Black and Jewish Troops in the French Military, 1715-1831, University of Virginia Press, 2016

French Studies 71 (4), 575-575, Oct 2017

 

Richard Taws, The Politics of the Provisional: art and ephemera in revolutionary France, The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2013

French Studies 68 (4), 550-551, 2014

 

Ronald Schechter, Obstinate Hebrews: Representations of Jews in France 1715-1815, University of California Press, 2003

Jewish Culture and History, 8/3 120-123 2006.

 

Michael Zell, Reframing Rembrandt: Jews and the Christian Image in Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam, University of California Press, 2002

Steven Nadler, Rembrandt’s Jews, University of Chicago Press, 2006

Oxford Art Journal, 27/3, 425-8, 2004, (‘Hope and Expectation between Belief and Reason)

 

Isaiah Shachar, The Visual Dimension: Aspects of Jewish Art. Westview Press Oxford, 1993

The Art Book Review Quarterly, Spring 1994, (‘Double Questioning Jewish Art’)

 

David Carrier, Poussin’s Paintings: A Study in Art-Historical Methodology, The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1993

The Art Book Review Quarterly, Summer 1993, (‘Avant Moi le Déluge: The Poussiniste Lament of a Postmodernist Philosopher’)

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Professional activities when in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds include:

 

Research Groups
  1. My association with the Eighteenth-Century Studies Seminar dates back to 1993 when I presented a paper on David’s Sabine Women to the group; in 1996 I delivered a presentation on ‘Representing Work in the Art of eighteenth-century France’. More recently I chaired the Committee between 2015 and 2018 and was responsible for presentations by, amongst others, Emeritus Professor John Chartres (University of Leeds), Dr Mark Jenner (University of York), Professor Philip Shaw (University of Leicester), Professor Katie Scott (Courtauld Institute), Dr Tomas Macsotay (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona).

  2. I sat on the executive committee of Centre CHoP (Centre for the Comparative History of Print) between 2013 and 2018.

  3. I was a member of the Advisory Board of CentreCath (Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History) since its inception in 2001.

 

Conferences/Lectures

I have organised major national and international conferences at the University of Leeds: in 1998 with Professor Griselda Pollock on Work and The Image; in 2006 with Professor Simon Burrows on the Chevalier D’Eon and in 2017 with Dr Paul Rowe on the Pencheon Collection. I also organised with Professor Götz Pochat (University of Graz) in 2000 a session on Visual Narrative Time at the 22nd International CISH/International Congress of Historical Sciences that was held at the National Gallery, London.

I have given guest lectures/delivered conference papers internationally including in Jinan, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, Portland Maine, Nice, Châlons sur Soane, Tonnerre, Bergen, Münster, Konstanz, Ghent; and nationally in London (V and A, Tate Britain, Courtauld Institute, Birkbeck College,Wimbledon School of Art, King’s College) and at the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol, Birmingham, Newcastle, Oxford, Cambridge, Reading, Warwick.

 

Teaching

 

Devising and delivering modules entitled:

Story of Art? 1 and 2 BA Year 1

Art, Power and Portraiture BA Year 2

Notions of Theatricality in 18th Century French Art BA Year 3

Rubens and the Courts BA Year 3

Virtue, Vice and Voyeurism: Rembrandt and The Bible BA Year 3

Assessing The French Revolution BA Year 3

Assessing The French Revolution MA

Identity, Nations and the French Revolution: Jews into Frenchmen? MA