Director of Graduate Admissions, Associate Professor; Late Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century European Art


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 politics, literature, religion, law, public health, science, and the environment. He is the author of Loss in French Romantic Art, Literature, and Politics (Routledge, 2022; released September 30, 2021) and Broken Tablets: The Cult of the Law in French Art from David to Delacroix (University of California Press, 1993). His articles have appeared in Studies in Romanticism, The British Art Journal, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Art Journal, Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, and The Art Bulletin. He has reviewed books and exhibitions for, Nineteenth-Century French Studies, and The American Historical Review. His recently published book, Loss in French Romantic Art, Literature, and Politics is in pre-order through Routledge, as hardcover or as an eBook.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Loss in French Romantic Art, Literature, and Politics. Routledge, 2021.
Review of: Sébastien Allard and Côme Fabre, Delacroix. Exh. cat.
New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018., 2019
“Resistance and Persistence: On the Fortunes and Reciprocal International Influences of French Romanticism.”
Studies in Romanticism 57, no. 4 (winter 2018): 505-38.
“John Ruskin, Philip Henry Gosse, William Dyce, and the Contemplation of Time at Mid-Century.”
The British Art Journal 18, no. 3 (winter 2017/2018): 70-77.
“The Spectre of Invasion, from the French Revolution to the Channel Tunnel.”
The British Art Journal 18, no. 1 (2017): 3-11.
“L’Année terrible Viewed by John Tenniel.”
Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 15, no. 1 (spring 2016).
“The London Sublime”
The British Art Journal 16, no. 2 (autumn 2015): 76-88.