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Jessica Talley

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Title: Doctoral student


Research Themes:

  • 19th and 20th century American photography history
  • History of 19th century world fairs
  • History of the American West

Current Projects:

  • Representation of the American West at the 1867 Paris Exposition Universelle
  • Evolution of the aesthetic of the American West


  • 2007, Bachelor of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin. Specialty : Photojournalism.
  • 2007, Bachelor of Liberal Arts-French , University of Texas at Austin.
  • 2011-2014, Master 2 Arts and Culture of Anglophone countries, University of Paris VII-Denis Diderot
  • 2015-present, Doctoral candidate , University of Paris VII-Denis Diderot

Selected Publications:

  • “Exhibiting the West at the Paris Exposition of 1867: towards a new American aesthetic identity?”(Co-written with François Brunet, to be published in a 2018 edition of Transatlantica)
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