Anne-Florence Gillard-Estrada

Anne-Florence Gillard-Estrada is Senior Lecturer at the Université de Rouen and a member of the ERIAC research group. Her research and her teaching focus on literature, art criticism and the visual arts in Great Britain in the second half of the 19th century. She has published articles on Ancient Greece and Hellenism in the works of Walter Pater and Oscar Wilde, and in the works of “Neo-Classical” and “Aesthetic” painters. She is currently working on a book about representations of the body in Classical Greece and their critical reception by fin-de-siècle art critics and periodicals.


“Esthétique des correspondances et poétique de l’androgynie : présence de Théophile Gautier dans l’œuvre de Walter Pater (1839-1884)”. ‘Curious about France’ : Visions littéraires victoriennes. Ramos Gay, Ignacio (ed.). Bern and Oxford: Peter Lang, forthcoming.

“Beneath the Surface: Sleeping Beauties in Representations of Antiquity and their Reception (1860-1900)”. Sleeping Beauties in Victorian Britain: Cultural, Literary and Artistic Explorations of a Myth. Laurent, Béatrice (ed.). Bern and Oxford: Peter Lang, forthcoming.

“Between the Olympian and the Dionysian: Pagan Energy in Paintings by Leighton and Alma-Tadema”. “Victorian paganism”. Claire Masurel-Murray and Charlotte Ribeyrol (eds.). Cahiers de la SFEVE 81 (forthcoming).

“‘Such a character would be the regeneration of the world’ : variations sur l’être grec dans l’œuvre de Walter Pater”. Polysèmes 12 “Transpositions”. Isabelle Gadoin and Catherine Lanone (eds.). Publibook (2012): 25-49.

“Alma-Tadema et le détournement de la culture savante”. Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens 71 (avril 2010): 453-64.

“‘Passing into the great romantic loves of rebellious flesh’: medieval religion and the body in Walter Pater’s ‘Poems by William Morris’ and Two Early French Stories”. Études Anglaises 62.1 (janvier 2009): 16-27.

“The Resurrected Youth and the Sorrowing Mother: Walter Pater’s Uses of the Myths of Dionysus and Demeter”. “Studies in Walter Pater”. Bénédicte Coste (ed.). Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens 68 (octobre 2008): 155-180.

“Les dialogues de Walter Pater avec Platon : le philosophe et l’amoureux”. Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens 63 (avril 2006): 387-402.

“Walter Pater et le paradoxe de l’idéal grec incarné par la sculpture”. Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens 59 (avril 2004): 269-281.

“All arts conspire to improve the condition of man: Looking Backward to William Morris’s Pre-Raphaelitism”. William Morris: News from Nowhere. Isabelle Gadoin (ed.). Paris: Ellipses (2004): 33-45.