Rachel Skokowski

I completed a BA in French and Art History at Princeton University, and an MSt in Modern languages (French & Enlightenment Studies) at the University of Oxford.

My DPhil research examines the etchings made by Jules and Edmond de Goncourt alongside their work as novelists, art critics and art historians. Using an interdisciplinary approach to text and image, my thesis explores the different ways in which the Goncourt brothers’ work as etchers, or aquafortistes, influenced their writing.

In addition to nineteenth-century French literature and art history, my research interests also include ekphrastic writing, Diderot’s Salons, and the history of collecting. 

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