Jonathan Ribner

Director, Graduate Admissions, Associate Professor; Nineteenth-Century and Modern Art.

  • Title Director, Graduate Admissions, Associate Professor; Nineteenth-Century and Modern Art.
  • Office 725 Commonwealth Ave, Rm 210B
  • Phone (617) 353-1465
  • Education B.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D. New York University

A specialist in European painting and sculpture of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Professor Ribner has published on the art of France and Britain in relation to the history of politics, law, literature, religion, public health, science, and the environment. He is the author of Broken Tablets: The Cult of the Law in French Art from David to Delacroix. His articles have appeared in The British Art Journal, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide,  Art Journal, Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, and The Art Bulletin.  He has reviewed books and exhibitions for caa.reviews, Nineteenth-Century French Studies, and The American Historical Review.  He is currently writing a book on the poetics of loss in French art and literature in the age of Romanticism.

Professor Ribner teaches two courses each semester, generally two undergraduate lecture courses in the fall and, in the spring, the modern section of the western art survey and a combined graduate and undergraduate seminar.  Topics of the spring seminar include “Romanticism,” “Impressionism through Symbolism,” and “Picasso.” He has frequently been invited to lecture at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Professor Ribner’s research support has included a Visiting Fellowship from the Yale Center for British Art (2003) and a Senior Research Fellowship from the Humanities Foundation, Boston University (2006-07). In the College of Arts and Sciences, Boston University, he received a Teaching Award from the Honors Program, (2004) and a College Prize for Excellence in Student Advising (2006).

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