Jillian Lerner

BA (UBC), MA, PhD (Columbia)

Jillian Lerner specializes in nineteenth-century visual culture, with an emphasis on print, early photography, and commercial visual attractions. She studied art history at Columbia University, completing her PhD in 2006 under the direction of Jonathan Crary and Anne Higonnet. Dr. Lerner’s research has been published in Grey Room, History of Photography, and Oxford Art Journal. Her book, Graphic Culture: Illustration and Artistic Enterprise in Paris, 1830–1848, is forthcoming from McGill-Queen’s University Press. Jillian is also the author of an original graphic novel, The Peerless Prodigies of P.T. Barnum, which explores the terrain of photography, show business, and advertising in 1850s New York.

Dr. Lerner’s most recent article, “Nadar’s Signatures: Caricature, Self-Portrait, Publicity,” is in History of Photography 41.2 (2017): http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/gupg4rXRxKxHCxKQ2eiW/full


Winter 2017

ARTH480 Visual and Digital Media Theory Sections

A thematic examination of key arguments in visual and digital media theory, focusing on developments in lens-based and digital media in relationship to twentieth-century and contemporary artistic practice.