Dr Jann Matlock Scenes of Seduction: Prostitution, Hysteria and Reading Difference in Nineteenth-Century France

Jann Matlock is Senior Lecturer in the French Department at 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.

She is the author of ‘Scenes of Seduction: Prostitution, Hysteria, and Reading Difference in Nineteenth-Century France (1994)’ and, more recently, a book-length project on the cultural history of vision and voyeurism in nineteenth-century France. In addition to co-editing, with Marjorie Garber and Rebecca Walkowitz, Media Spectacles (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 for Lanternes magiques, tableaux transparents at the Musée d’Orsay. Matlock is also the Co-Organiser of the Film Studies Space at University College London, where she leads the Autopsies Research Group a research project concerned with the filmic afterlife of the objects of modernity.

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