Donna M Hunter

TitleAssociate Professor
DivisionArts Division
DepartmentHistory of Art/Visual Culture
AffiliationsHumanities Division,
Feminist Studies Department
OfficeKresge 226
Office HoursFall 2010: Wednesdays 4:15-6:15 pm
Campus Mail StopKresge College
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. in Fine Arts, Harvard University

A.M. in Fine Arts, Harvard University

B.A. in Art History, Vassar College

Rhode Island College (Providence, Rhode Island)

Wellesley College

Selected Publications

  • Books in progress

  • Swordplay and Stereometry: The Terror, Masculinity, and a Late Enlightenment Conception of Nature and the Antique (unsolicited letter of interest from humanities editor at Cornell University Press).

  • Articles in progress

  • “The Matter of Fact: J.-L. David’s Portrait of the Lavoisiers” (revision and conflation of two different papers on the Lavoisiers delivered at the 1997 and 1998 annual meetings of the American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies).

  • “Emperor Apparent: J.-L. David’s Portrait of Napoleon Crossing the Alps” (revision of paper of same title delivered at the 1997 annual meeting of the Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies).

  • Chapters in Books

  • “Historically Specific Uses of a Universal Subject,” French Identity and Its Discontents: Nationalism, Colonialism, and Race, ed. Tyler Stovall and Georges van den Abbeele (Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield:2003)

  • Contributions to Books

  • Catalog entries for two portraits by J.-L. David (Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès and Napoleon Bonaparte), La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop. Chefs-d’œuvre du Fogg Art Museum, Université de Harvard, Paris: Réunion des Musées nationaux, pp. 97-100. Catalog entries also appeared in the English-language edition, A Private Passion: 19th-Cenury Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University,, New York: Metropolitan Museum, pp. 89-93.

  • "Swordplay in 1793: Jacques-Louis David's Painting of Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau on his Deathbed," ed. James A.W. Heffernan, Representing the French Revolution, Dartmouth College: University Press of New England, pp. 169-191

  • Reviews

  • "Rebel Daughters: Double Bind or Chiasmus?" (review of Rebel Daughters: Women and the French Revolution, ed. Sarah Melzer and Leslie W. Rabine), European Romantic Review, July, pp. 101-110

  • "David contre David: Réflexions sur un colloque," Revue de l'art, no. 91, pp. 68-70 Review of Le Serment du Jeu de Paume by Philippe Bordes, Burlington Magazine, vol. CXXVII, February, pp. 101-102

  • Review of David et Rome (exhibition at the French Academy in Rome), Oxford Art Journal, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 66-67