Charlotte Ribeyrol
Affiliation: University of Oxford, UK

Keywords: Victorian literature, Victorian painting, reception studies, colour, pigments, dyes



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Charlotte Ribeyrol is Associate Professor at the Sorbonne in Paris and a Junior 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 special issues on the subject of 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 also published in The Journal of Victorian Culture and contributed to the edited volume Pater the Classicist (OUP, 2017). In 2014-2016 she co-directed a major interdisciplinary project on chromatic materiality (POLYRE, IDEX Sorbonne Universités), which led to the publication of a collection of essays entitled The Colours of the Past in Victorian England (Peterlang, Oxford, 2016).  She then held a Marie Curie Fellowship at Trinity College, Oxford (2016-2018) as part of her new project on the colours of William Burges’s Great Bookcase.