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Dr Jann Matlock

Dr Jann Matlock

Address

210 Malet Place
UCL
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT

Appointments

  • Senior Lecturer
    SELCS
    Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Joined UCL

1999-01-11

Dr Jann Matlock teaches and researches in the areas of French cultural history, critical theory, film studies, and visual representation. She is the author of Scenes of Seduction: Prostitution, Hysteria, and Reading Difference in Nineteenth-Century France (Columbia University Press, 1994), and the coeditor, with Marjorie Garber and Rebecca L. Walkowitz, of Media Spectacles (Routledge, 1993). She has recently completed Before the Voyeur and is researching ghost objects and modernity. For more information about her research, see her personal website: http://jannmatlock.weebly.com/index.html

Award year Qualification Institution
1988 PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Comparative Literature
University of California - Berkeley
1980 MA
Master of Arts
Comparative Literature
University of California - Berkeley
1978 AB
Artium Baccalaureus
Comparative Literature
Brown University

Jann Matlock is Senior Lecturer in the French Department at UCL (University College London) where she teaches French cultural history, film studies, and nineteenth-century French and Comparative literature. She has held research fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Getty Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. After receiving her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. she was an Assistant and Associate Professor at Harvard University between 1989 and 1998 and a Visiting Professor at the Université de Paris 7, Denis Diderot in 1998-99. She is the author of Scenes of Seduction: Prostitution, Hysteria, and Reading Difference in Nineteenth-Century France (Columbia University Press, 1994), the recently completed Before the Voyeur, and a book manuscript-in-progress entitled The Invisible Woman and Her Secrets Unveiled. She has published widely on French and American culture, including recent projects on cinematic hotel registration desks, the Paris catacombs, and the photography of exile. In addition to coediting, with Marjorie Garber and Rebecca Walkowitz, Media Spectacles (Routledge, 1993) , she is the co-author of two films for the Musée du Louvre, Le Film 100 Têtes and Psychopathia sexualis: Fragments d’un enquête, and participated in the catalogue of a show at the Musée d’Orsay, Lanternes magiques, tableaux transparents. She is the Co-Organiser of the Film Studies Space at UCL where she leads the Autopsies Research Group (www.autopsiesgroup.com), a research project concerned with the filmic afterlife of the objects of modernity.

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