Alumni (Fellow)

Eleanore Neumann

Edgar Shannon Fellow
Des Moines, Iowa
B.A. Vassar College (2007)
M.A. Courtauld Institute of Art University of London (2013)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Art History


Eleanore studies the imbrication of landscape, gender, and empire in British art and visual culture of the 18th and 19th centuries. Her dissertation examines the visual and verbal landscape produced by the British artist and author Maria Graham (1785-1842) as she traveled to Bombay (now Mumbai), Rome, Valparaíso, Rio de Janeiro, and London. During her time at U.Va., Eleanore served as a Praxis Fellow in the Scholars’ Lab, researched abroad with support from various grants and fellowships, presented her work nationally and internationally, and published on her different interests. Next year, she will finish her dissertation with support from an Arts & Sciences Society of Fellows Dissertation Completion Fellowship. She will also continue collaborating with curators from the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Center, Australia, and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA on a catalogue and digital ArcGIS StoryMap for the international exhibition Madayin: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Bark Painting from Yirrkala.

Thesis Description:

Maria Graham (1785-1842) and the Gendered Landscape

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