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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, Myth and Menagerie: Seeing Lions 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.
Picturing War in France, 1792-1856, Yale University Press, 2018.
Horace Vernet and the Thresholds of Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture, eds. Daniel Harkett and Katie Hornstein (Hanover, N.H: University Press of New England, 2017).
“The Saint-Gobain Grande Glace: Transparency and Display Culture at the Exposition Universelle of 1855,” Oxford Art Journal 45:1 (2022).
“The Lion of Belfort, Max Ernst’s Une semaine de bonté, and the Uses of the Past,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies 49 (3/4: Spring-Summer 2021): 282-304.
“Suspended Collectivity: Horace Vernet’s The Crossing the Arcole Bridge (1826),” Art History 72:3 (June: 2014): 429-453. (Official Commendation, Malcolm Bowie Prize, French Historical Studies)
Myth and Menagerie, Seeing Lions in France, 1793-1900, book manuscript in progress, under contract with Yale University Press, expected Fall 2022.
Professor Arthur M. Wilson and Mary Tolford Wilson Faculty Fellowship/ Senior Faculty Grant, Dartmouth College, 2020-2021
ACLS Fellowship, 2018-2019
Chercheur accueillie, Centre Alexandre Koyré, EHESS/CNRS/MNHN, Paris, France, 2018-2019
John M. Manley Huntington Award for Newly Tenured Faculty, 2018
Jacobus Family Award, 2018
Millard Meiss Publication Fund Grant for Picturing War in France, 1792-1856, College Art Association, 2017
Runner-up, Malcolm Bowie Prize, French Historical Studies, “Suspended Collectivity: Horace Vernet’s The Crossing of the Arcole Bridge (1826),” 2015