Howard Lay

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Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Office Location(s): 120D Tappan Hall
Office Hours: by appointment
Phone: 734.763.3236

  • Fields of Study
    • Modern art and nineteenth-century French painting
  • About

    Scholarly interests include modern French painting and graphics, as well as critical approaches to popular, bohemian, and avant-garde cultural forms. Publications include "Réflecs d'un Gniaff: On Emile Pouget and Le Père Peinard" (1999); "Pictorial Acrobatics" (2001); and "Beau geste: On the Readability of Terrorism" (2002). A book on painting and oppositionality in fin-de-siècle Montmartre, Codes of Misconduct, is forthcoming.

  • Education
    • PhD Harvard University