Katie Hornstein

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Art History

Professor Hornstein is a specialist of nineteenth-century French art and visual culture.  Her teaching and research interests include the history of war imagery, nineteenth-century technologies of visual reproduction (print media and photography) and their interaction with more established media, such as painting, the rise of early mass culture, reception theory and history, nineteenth-century material culture, and most recently, the representation of animals.  Professor Hornstein's current book project, Leonine Encounters in Nineteenth-Century France, examines how visual representations of lions provided the basis for approaching a very human set of questions, including most notably issues related to sovereignty, empire and spectacle.   

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206 Carpenter Hall
HB 6033


  • B.A. University of California, Berkeley
  • Ph.D. University of Michigan

Selected Publications

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Works In Progress

  • “Fecundity, Ferocity, and the Family Politics of Jean-Baptiste Huet’s A Lion and His Female Nursing Their Cubs (1802),” in Time, Media, and Visuality in Post-Revolutionary France, ed. Iris Moon and Richard Taws (London: Bloomsbury, expected 2020)

  • Leonine Encounters in Nineteenth-Century France, 1793-1900, book manuscript in progress

  • "The Lion of Belfort, Max Ernst’s Une semaine de bonté, and Revolutionary Time," for a special issue of Nineteenth-Century French Studies entitled "La Commune n'est pas morte...," edited by Robert St. Clair and Seth Whidden.

Selected Works & Activities

ACLS Fellowship, 2018-2019

John M. Manley Huntington Award for Newly Tenured Faculty, 2018 

Jacobus Family Award, 2018