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Dr Ann Lewis

BA, M St. (Oxon), PhD (London)

Lecturer in French studies (18th-century literature and culture; text-and-image relations, especially illustration)

Programme Director BA French Studies

Programme Director BA Language and English

Co-convenor of the Birkbeck Eighteenth-Century Research Group

Contact details

Department of Cultures and Languages
Birkbeck, University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD
E-mail: a.lewis@bbk.ac.uk
Tel: 020 7631 6178

Research update

Dr Lewis was recently awarded Birkbeck's Ronald Tress Prize. The prize is awarded for outstanding research to a Birkbeck lecturer in the areas of Arts, Science and Social Sciences.

Her book, Prostitution and Eighteenth-Century Culture: Sex, Commerce and Morality, which she co-edited with Markman Ellis, was recently published by Pickering & Chatto.

She co-organised a day-long workshop: 'Picturing the Eighteenth-Century Novel Through Time' in January 2016, as part of the BSECS annual conference (Oxford)

Profile

Dr Ann Lewis’s research and teaching interests are in the field of 18th-century French literature and culture and, in particular, the topic of sensibility, theories of reception and reader-response, and word and image relations (especially illustrations of 18th-century French fiction).

Her book Sensibility, Reading and Illustration: Spectacles and Signs in Graffigny, Marivaux and Rousseau was published by Legenda in July 2009, and her current research project, started during the tenure of her Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, focuses on the representation of the figure of the prostitute in 18th-century France, adopting an interdisciplinary perspective.