At the Met with Cézanne's *Madame Cézanne in the Conservatory*, 1891. Photo by Julie Clack.

At the Met with Cézanne's Madame Cézanne in the Conservatory, 1891. Photo by Julie Clack.

Alsdorf teaches courses on art from the seventeenth century through the twentieth century. Her seminars have addressed the convergence of art, philosophy, and social theory; word and image studies; the cross-fertilization of painting and the novel; historical relationships between painting, print culture, and film; feminism, masculinity, and art history; methodology; and new directions in the field. At Princeton she is an associated faculty member of the Department of French and Italian, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Program in Media + Modernity, and she also teaches courses for the Programs in Humanistic Studies and in European Cultural Studies. All of her courses take advantage of area museums and campus collections.



Recent Courses


Before and After Gender
Co-taught with Irene Small
Art and Nihilism: Goya and Blake
Painting and Literature in Nineteenth Century France and England
Co-taught with Deborah Nord
Word and Image in the Nineteenth Century
The Artist as Idea
Co-taught with Carolyn Yerkes
Art and Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century
Co-taught with Rachael DeLue
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: New Approaches
European Art: Revolutions and Avant-Gardes

Course Highlights


Seminar in Modern Art and Theory: Before and After Gender
Denise Murrell Speaks with Students About the Importance of Contextualization Along With Representation
Interdisciplinary Art History: Studying Paintings From Different Perspectives