Ph.D.The University of Chicago, Art History; M.A. University of South Carolina, Art History; B.A. University of South Carolina, History and Art History.
Dr. Carter’s research focuses on modern French art, in particular turn-of-the-century posters and illustrations. She has received grants and fellowships from the University of Chicago, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Getty Research Institute (Library Research Grant), the French-American Foundation in New York (dissertation research funding), and the Library of Congress (Kluge Postdoctoral Fellowship).
Her research has been has been published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and presented at regional, national and international academic conferences including those organized by the College Art Association, the Society for French Historical Studies, and the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at Birkbeck, University of London(see below). She is currently co-editing with Dr. Susan Waller (Associate Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis) a volume of essays that analyzes the contribution of foreigners to the development of modern art in Parisfrom 1870 to 1914. She is also completing a book about the display and reception of illustrated posters in fin-de-siècle Paris.
At KCAD, Dr. Carter teaches courses on the history of art and design including Survey of Western Art I and II, History of Graphic Design, History of Prints, History of Illustration, Modern Art, 1860-1960, Contemporary Art (after 1960), Art Criticism (seminar), and Art History Methods/Historiography (seminar).
“The Specter of Working-Class Crowds: The Political Censorship of Posters in Nineteenth-Century Paris,” Yale French Studies, no. 122 (Fall 2012), “Political Censorship of Nineteenth-Century Visual Imagery” issue edited by Robert Justin Goldstein. Other contributors include Bertrand Tillier, David O’Brien, Donald English, Richard Abel with Ken Garner, and Judith Wechsler.
“Joris-Karl Huysmans, A Dénicheur of Jules Chéret’s Posters,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies, v. 41, nos. 1 & 2(Fall/Winter 2012–2013) 122-41.
“The Spectatorship of the affiche illustrée and the modern city of Paris, 1880-1900,” Journal of Design History v. 25, no. 1 (March 2012) 11-31.
“Unfit for Public Display: Female Sexuality and the Censorship of Fin-de-Siècle Publicity
Posters,” Early Popular Visual Culture, v. 8, no. 2 (May 2010) 107-24.
“L’Age de l’affiche: Critics, Collectors and Urban Contexts,” in Toulouse-Lautrec and the French Imprint: Sources and Legacies of Fin-de-Siècle Posters, Paris – Brussels – Barcelona. Curated and edited by Dennis Cate. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum of Art, 2005 (exhibition catalogue).
“William Holabird,” and “Edward Penfield” in John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes, eds. American National Biography. New York:Oxford University Press, 1999, v. 11, 23-4 and v. 17, 283-4 (encyclopedia entries).
CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS (selected)
2012 College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, California
Paper: “‘Masterpieces for Rag-Pickers’: Working-Class Crowds, Collective Spectatorship and the Censorship of Political Posters in Late Nineteenth-Century Paris.”
2011 Midwest Art History Society Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Paper: “The Poor Man’s Art Gallery: Posters, Politics and the Boundaries of Art in Late Nineteenth-Century Paris.”
Journées d’étude: Jules Chéret, un pionnier à la croisée de l’art decorative et de l’affiche, Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris, held in conjunction with the exhibition “La Belle Époque de Jules Chéret, De l’affiche au décor,” October 20, 2010.
Paper: “Huysmans and Chéret.” (invited)
États de l’art: XIXe siècle, sponsored by Université Paris/Ouest, Nanterre, Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris, October 21, 2010.
Presentation: “The Poster as a Topic of Research in the United States.” (invited)
2010 College Art Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois
Co-chaired with Susan Waller (University of Missouri-St. Louis) the panel “Strangers in Paradise: Immigrant Artistic Communities in Modern Paris.” Presented the Introduction to the panel.
2009 College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, California
Paper: “Desire and Pathology: Poster Mania in Turn-of-the-Century Paris.”
2008 International Conference for Word and Image Studies (IAWIS) “Efficacy/Efficacité,” Paris, France
Paper: “Unfit for Public Display: The Censorship of Fin-de-Siècle Publicity Posters.”
Co-organized “Word, Image, Censorship” session with Lauren Weingarden (Florida State University) and Nathalie Roelens (Université d’Anvers et de Nimègue).
Chaired panel on late nineteenth and early twentieth-century censorship.
2007 Society for French Historical Studies Conference, Houston, Texas
Paper: “The Politics of Publicity Display in Fin-de-siècle Paris.”
Organized the panel, “Culture and Politics in Paris of the 1890s.”
2006 Society for the Study of French History Conference, “Power in France, 1500 – 2000,” University of Sussex, U.K.
Paper: “The Censorship of Late Nineteenth-Century Political Posters.”
2006 The Verbal and the Visual in Nineteenth-Century Culture, a conference sponsored by the School of Advanced Studies and the Birkbeck Center for Nineteenth-Century Studies, University of London, U.K., June 2006.
Paper: “Poster Gazing in Fin-de-siècle Paris.”
2006 Popular Culture Association National Conference (PCA/ACA), Atlanta, Georgia
Paper: “L'Art dans La Rue: Fin-de-Siècle Posters as Public Art.”
2004 Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, Washington University, St. Louis
Paper: “The Academic Nude and Publicity Posters of the 1890s.”
2004 Society for French Historical Studies Conference, Paris, France (Summer)
Paper: “Suggestion andpsychologie nouvelle: The Spectatorship of Fin-de-siècle Posters.”
Organized the panel “Late Nineteenth-Century Posters and Their Publics.”
2003 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association conference, “Nineteenth-Century Sex,” Santa Cruz, California
Paper: “The Censorship of Fin-de-Siècle Publicity Posters.”
The Character of Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture Colloquium, the Huizinga Institute, Research Institute of Cultural History, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2002
Paper: “Le passant and le badaud: Poster Gazing in Fin-de-Siècle Paris.”
2002 College Art Association Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Paper: “Attention and Distraction: The Spectatorship of Posters in the Streets of Fin-de-Siècle Paris” (panel sponsored by Art Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art).
1997 Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Conference, Davidson, North Carolina
Paper: “Commercial Imagery dans la rue: Posters in Fin-de-Siècle Paris.”