Paris A. Spies-Gans

Paris A. Spies-Gans

  • Regions: Atlantic World; Britain; England; Europe; France
  • Times: 17th century; 18th century; 19th century
  • Themes: British Literature; Cultural History; French Literature; History of Art and Architecture; History of the Body; History of the Book; History of Education; History of Gender and Sexuality; Intellectual History; Social History; Women Writers

I am a historian and a historian of art, with a focus on gender and culture in Britain and France during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Currently, I have been a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows.

I specialize in the study of art by women, and the ways in which women have navigated sociopolitical barriers to participate in their societies through art, literature, and other modes of intellectual and creative expression. My research emphasizes the often unprecedented nature of such activity at moments of political revolution and change.

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