Jennifer Germann

Associate Professor and Women's and Gender Studies Coordinator, Art History
School: School of Humanities and Sciences
Phone: 607-274-1527
Office: Gannett Center G113, Ithaca, NY 14850
Speciality: Early Modern British and European Art, Women's History, Gender and Visual Culture

Spring 2021 Office Hours
During Spring 2021, I will host virtual office hours on Zoom. Please email me for a link.

  • Tuesdays 2-3pm
  • Fridays 1-3pm
  • & by appointment

My research focuses on the intersection of gender, representation, and power in early modern Europe. My first book, Picturing Marie Leszczinska (1703-1768): Representing Queenship in Eighteenth-Century France, was published in 2015. I analyze the portraits of Queen Marie Leszczinska, arguing that they were integral to Louis XV’s assertion of power and authority as monarch. I have also published on the representation of Queen Anne of Austria (1601-1666) and Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764), as well as on the artist, Marie-Éléonore Godefroid. I am currently working on multiple projects focusing on eighteenth-century portraiture, including portraits by Jean-Marc Nattier and the portrait of Dido Elizabeth Lindsay and her cousin, Lady Elizabeth Murray, inspiration for the film, Belle (2013, dir. Amma Asante).

Professor Germann and students in France

Selected Courss:

ARTH 11100: Episodes in Western Art
ARTH 20100: Practicing Art History
ARTH 24400: Women and Art in Early Modern Europe
ARTH 24500: Imaging Authority in Early Modern Europe and the U.S.
ARTH 35003: Portraiture