Monday 10 April
Courtauld Institute of Art, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
09:15 - Welcome, Patricia Rubin (Courtauld Institute of Art)

Chair: Tim Barringer (Yale University)
Documenting Experience
09:30 - Tom Gretton (University College London), "Following the troops. Heroism, camp life, special correspondents and tourists in metropolitan magazine illustration, c. 1870-1890"
09:50 - Hollis Clayson (Northwestern University), "War and peace, heroines and trollops: tracking the journey of La Parisienne in the Parisian popular press"
10:10 - Jennifer Greenhill (Yale University), "Homer's inscrutable humour"
Art and Popular Culture
11:00 - Michael Leja (University of Pennsylvania), "Homer and the popular press"
11:20 - David Tatham (Syracuse University), "American celebrity journalism and the comic weeklies, 1875-1890: Joseph Keppler and the artist as hero"
11:40 - Thierry Gervais (EHESS), "Léon Gimpel’s points of view: a photo-journalist of the Belle Epoque"

Dulwich Picture Gallery
15:00 - Welcome by Ian Dejardin (director, Dulwich Picture Gallery)
15:15 - Gallery session and panel discussion of the exhibition Winslow Homer: Poet of the Sea with Marc Simpson (Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art and The Sterling and Francine Clark Institute), Caroline Arscott (Courtauld Institute of Art), Bruce Robertson (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and David Tatham (Syracuse University)
17:00 - Plenary Lecture: Bruce Robertson (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), "Heroic Action and the Real in Winslow Homer's Sea Pictures"

Tuesday 11 April
Courtauld Institute of Art, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
Redefining the Heroic
Chair: Michael Leja
10:00 - Tim Barringer (Yale University), "Livingstone and the lion: heroism, empire and illustration"
10:20 - David Fraser Jenkins (Independent scholar), "The real as the critic of the heroic: Thomas Eakins’s ‘William Rush carving his allegorical figure of the Schuylkill River’: 1876-1877"
11:10 - Andre Dombrowski (Smith College), "Cézanne’s war-time fashions: mass culture and the painting of modern life"
11:30 - André Gunthert (EHESS), "The heroism of the poor: photography and the invention of new accounts of ordinary life"
11:50 - Discussion

Tickets £30 (£10 student concessions), (includes exhibition entry, coach trip, catering, reception). To book please send a cheque made payable to ‘Courtauld Institute of Art’ to: Research Forum Administrative Officer, Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, clearly stating that you wish to book for the Heroism and Reportage symposium. Or call (44) 020 7848 2909 to make a credit card booking by telephone, or send an email to for further information.