Emilie’s writing and research focuses on 19th century art literature (such as art novels, art criticism and painters’ texts) as well as literary art (paintings, illustrations, portraits of writers, etc.). She also works on interdisciplinary methodologies, museology, history of display, cultural education, participation, (European) cultural identity/ies.

Academic books

Art in Literature, Literature in Art in 19th century France
Art in Literature, Literature in Art in 19th Century France
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2012.

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L’artiste entre mythe et réalité dans trois œuvres de Balzac, Goncourt et Zola

L’artiste entre mythe et réalité dans trois œuvres de Balzac, Goncourt et Zola
Åbo Akademi Press, Turku, 2004.


Chapter in books

  • “Imag(e)ining Poe: The visual reception of Poe in France from Manet to Redon in Aymes S., Collé N., Friant-Kesseler B., Leroy M. (ed) Book Practices & Textual Itineraries: Illustrations and Intermedial Avenues, Editions Universitaire de Lorraine (PUN), 2017.
  • (co-authored with Anna Elffers) “Defining Participation: Practices in the Dutch artworld” in Kavanagh J., McSweeney K. (ed.) Museum Participation: New Directions for Audience Collaboration, Museum Etc., 2016
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  • “Machines and Monsters: The Modern Decadent Interior as Spectacle in Huysmans’s À Rebours
    in Anca I. Lasc, Georgina Downey, Mark Taylor (eds), Designing the French Interior: The Modern Home and Mass Media, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2015.
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  • “Telling Stories” and “Science and the Enlightenment” (co-author of chapters)
    in Chris Jones, Bronwyn Matthews, Jennifer Clement (eds), Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library, Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2011.
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  • “Contre ‘la muraille de peinture’: la résistance de Balzac à l’art moderne dans Le Chef-d’œuvre inconnu”
    In Christophe Ippolito (Ed.), Resistances à la Modernité Dans la Littérature Française de 1800 à Nos Jours, L’Harmattan, Paris, 2010.
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  • “A toutes les heures, par tous les temps: Impressionist landscape and capturing time”
    in Jan Lloyd Jones et al, eds, Art and Time, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2007.
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Articles

  • “The many faces of knowledge production in art museums: an exploration of exhibition strategies” in Muséologies. Les cahiers d’études supérieures, forthcoming 2018.
  • “The ignorant art museum: Beyond meaning-making” in International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017.
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  • “Narrative theories and learning in contemporary art museums: a theoretical exploration” in Stedelijk Studies (peer-reviewed academic online journal of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2016.
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  • “Beyond the Book in the Glass Coffin – Musealization of Fairy Tales: From Theme Parks to Museums? in Interférence littéraires 16: Ce que le musée fait à la littérature, 2015.
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  • “Translating Colour: The Case of Manette Salomon” in Polysèmes 14: La Couleur : entre silence et éloquence, 2015.
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  • “De Manet à Moreau: l’évolution artistique des tableaux de Claude Lantier dans L’Œuvre” in Textimage (revue d’étude du dialogue texte-image), 2011.
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  • “‘Where is the Prince?’ Unlocking Doré’s Illustration of Perrault’s Cinderella” in Relief (revue électronique de littérature française), 2010.
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  • “Women on the Edge: Berthe Morisot and Liminal Spaces” in CT Review, 2010.
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  • “Devenir un dieu : évolution politique des portraits de Napoléon I” in Raison Publique, 2010.
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  • “L’écrivain-peintre : Stratégies d’écriture picturale dans quelques romans d’art réalistes du XIXe siècle français.” Recherches Universitaires Revue de la faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines de Sfax, 2009.
  • “Sarah Bernhardt-Mucha: La création d’une déesse de la décadence” in Image and Narrative, 2008.
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  • “Peindre l’absence : Manet et le couple absent” Echo, December 2005.

Exhibition catalogues:

  • Robin Neate: The Ray Paintings & The Other Yesterday Paintings, 2013 (Ilam Press), contributor.
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  • Fragments, Stories, Myth: The Lives of Lost Artworks, November 2011, (University of Canterbury Campus Gallery), contributor and managing editor.
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  • Imaging and imagining the Pacific, November-December 2010, (University of Canterbury Campus Gallery), editor.
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  • The Grand Tour: The University of Canterbury European Print Collection, January 2010, (SOFA Gallery), contributor and managing editor.