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  Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 02:04:17 PM Tue, 13 Jan 2015 
 Denise Amy Baxter
 Contact Information
Denise Amy Baxter
Associate Dean-College of Visual Arts and Design, Associate Professor-Art Education and Art History
 
Contact address   University of North Texas, 1155 Union Circle # 305100, Denton, TX 76203     Office LocationCollege of Visual Arts and Design 
Email  denise.baxter@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-3986   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership -Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy Major Field: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century European Art; Minor Field: Feminist Theory; Women's Studies Doctoral Emphasis; Dissertation: Fashions of Sociability in Jean-François de Troy’s tableaux de mode, 1725-1738 University of California at Santa Barbara 2003
Master of Arts Art History; Thesis: La vertu mâle et républicaine: Brutus in the Cultural Imaginary of the French Revolution University of California at Santa Barbara 1998
Bachelor of Arts Art History and French Literature Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York 1994
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2015AEAH48090001Topics in Eighteenth-Century Art  
Spring 2015AEAH4809001Topics in Eighteenth-Century Art Download Syllabus
Fall 2014AEAH4809001Topics in Eighteenth-Century Art Download Syllabus
Fall 2013AEAH4800001Methodologies in the History of Art and Visual Culture Download Syllabus
Summer 5W1 2013ART1301001Honors Art Appreciation Download Syllabus
Spring 2013AEAH4809001Topics in Eighteenth-Century Art Download Syllabus
Spring 2011AEAH4809001Topics in Eighteenth-Century Art Download Syllabus
Spring 2010ART2360001Art History Survey II930 
Fall 2011AEAH4800001Methodologies in the History of Art and Visual Culture Download Syllabus
Fall 2010AEAH4843001History of Photography Download Syllabus
Fall 2009AEAH5809001Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Art39 
Fall 2009AEAH4800001Methodologies in the History of Art and Visual Culture108 
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2014-PresentInterim Associate DeanCollege of Visual Arts and DesignCollege of Visual Arts and DesignUniversity of North Texas
2010-PresentAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Art Education and Art HistoryCollege of Visual Arts and DesignUniversity of North Texas
2012-2014ChairDepartment of Art Education and Art HistoryCollege of Visual Arts and DesignUniversity of North Texas
2011-2012Art Education Program CoordinatorDepartment of Art Education and Art HistoryCollege of Visual Arts and DesignUniversity of North Texas
2010-2012Interim ChairDepartment of Art Edcation and Art HistoryCollege of Visual Arts and DesignUniversity of North Texas
2009-2010Art History Program CoodinatorDepartment of Art Education and Art HistoryCollege of Visual Arts and DesignUniversity of North Texas
2004-2010Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Art Education and Art HistoryCollege of Visual Arts and DesignUniversity of North Texas
2003-2004LecturerDepartment of the History of Art and Architecture University of California, Santa Barbara
2001-2003Leading Teaching AssistantDepartment of the History of Art and Architecture University of California at Santa Barbara
2001Instructor  Brooks Institute of Photography
2000Teaching AssociateDepartment of the History of Art and Architecture University of California at Santa Barbara
1996-2000Teaching AssistantDepartment of the History of Art and Architecture University of California, Santa Barbara
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
2014-20152055
2012-201320575
2011-201212.5582.5
2010-201120575
2009-2010402535
toggle toggle Publications
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  YearPublication  Type
2011
Published
“Maternal Representations, Intersubjectivity, and the Making of the Self”
 
Denise Amy Baxter and Sara Wilson McKay
National Art Education Association
Book chapters
2010
Published
Architectural Space in Eighteenth-Century Europe: Constructing Identities and Interiors
 
Denise Amy Baxter and Meredith Martin
Ashgate
Books Edited
2010
Published
“Whose Shoes?: Fashion History and Art History Methodologies”
 
Denise Amy Baxter
Bruno Mondadori
Book chapters
2010
Published
Denise Amy Baxter and Kelly Donahue-Wallace, “Case Study: Redesigning Art History Survey II” in Philip M. Turner and Ronald S. Carriveau, eds., Next Generation Course Redesign (New York: Peter Lang, 2010): 89-101.
 
 
 
Book chapters
2009
Published
“Grisettes, Cocottes, and Bohèmes: Fashion and Fiction in the 1820s,”
 
Denise Amy Baxter; Editors Peter NcNeil, Vicki Karaminas, and Catherine Cole
Text and Clothing in Literature, Film, and Television (Oxford: Berg, 2009): 23-33
Book chapters
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YearTitleRoleOrganization
2013the Feminist Art Project Day of PanelsCo-organizer with Jennie KleinCollege Art Association 2013 in Chicago
2012Life and Luxury: Material Culture and Decorative ArtsChair of sessionAmerican Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, San Antonio, Texas, March 2012
2011Just a Matter of Fashion…Chair of sessionInternational Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Graz, Austria, 17 July 2011
2009Paper: “Constructing Social Status in Early Eighteenth-Century Paris: Jean-François de Troy’s Paintings of Modern, Modish Life”Invited LectureDivision of Art History, School of Art, University of Arizona, 16 September 2009
2009Paper: “Maternal Representations, Material Culture, and the Making of the Self”Refereed paper co-presented with Sara Wilson McKayVisuality/Materiality: Reviewing Theory, Method, and Practice Conference organized by Gillian Rose and Divya P. Tolia-Kelly, 8 July 2009
2009Session: “What would happen if art education addressed the maternal subject position as a big idea?”Refereed session, co-presented and co-chaired with Sara Wilson McKayNational Art Education Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 17 April 2009
2009Paper: “Visualizing the Maternal Form: Using Wikis for Collaboration in a Graduate Seminar”Refereed paper, co-presented with Sara Wilson McKayCollege Art Association, Los Angeles, California, 25 February 2009
2009“Representing the Maternal” a speaker series at the University of North Texas exploring contemporary visualizations of the maternal roleOrganizerFunding was secured through a competitive intramural grant from the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design in addition to support from the UNT Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity, the North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts, the D
2008Paper: “Between Nostalgia and Commodity: Fashionability, Purity, and Venal Sexuality in the Physiology of the Grisette”Refereed paperWomen in French, Fort Worth, Texas, 12 April 2008
2008Paper: “Fashion, Self-Fashioning, and the Fashion Plate”Refereed paperAmerican Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Portland, Oregon, 28 March 2008
2008Session: “Critical Influences: The Eighteenth Century, the 1980s, and a Generation of Scholarship”Refereed session, co-chaired with Heather MacDonaldCollege Art Association, Dallas, Texas, 20-23 February 2008
2007Paper: “Grisettes, cocottes, and bohèmes: Fashion and Fiction in Octave Tassaert’s Boudoirs et mansards (1828) and Les amants et les époux (1829)”Refereed paperFashion in Fiction International Conference, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 26 May 2007
2007Paper: “Fashion and the Roots of Modernism in Jean-François de Troy’s tableaux de mode”Invited lectureThe Power Institute Foundation for Art and Visual Culture, University of Sydney, Australia, 23 May 2007
2007Paper: “Interiors and Interiority in Louis-Léopold Boilly’s The Geography Lesson, 1812”Invited lectureKimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, 21 February 2007
2006Paper: “Genre and Genres in Eighteenth-Century French Art”Invited lectureDallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, 6 December 2006
2006Session: “Constructing Space and Identity in the Eighteenth-Century Interior”Refereed session co-chaired with Meredith S. MartinAmerican Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Montréal, Canada, 30 March 2006
2006Session and paper: “Pregnant Dolls: A Visual Culture Lens on Gender, Maternity, Representation and Pedagogical Practices”Co-presenter with Sara Wilson McKayTexas Art Education Association Conference, Ft. Worth, Texas, 17 November 2006
2005Session: “Painting Women”Chair of sessionNineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, Austin, Texas, 27-30 October 2005
2005Paper: “Fashion and Self-Fashioning in Jean-François de Troy’s tableaux de mode”Refereed paperNortheast American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 30 September 2005
2005Paper: “Parvenu or Honnête homme: The Collecting Practices of Germain-Louis de Chauvelin”Refereed paperAmerican Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Las Vegas, Nevada, 31 March – 2 April 2005
2003Session: “Modes: Fashion, Representation, and Sociability in the Long Eighteenth Century”Co-chaired with Melinda McCurdyInternational Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Los Angeles, California, 3 August 2003
2003Paper: “Jean-François de Troy’s tableaux de mode: Defining a Fashionable Genre in Early Eighteenth-Century France”Refereed paperCollege Art Association, New York, New York, 21 February 2003
2001“Feminism, Femininity, and the Art of Rococo France”Co-organizer with Abigail Solomon-GodeauConference in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s exhibition “From the Sun King to the Royal Twilight: Painting in Eighteenth-Century France from the Musée de Picardie, Amiens”
2000Paper: “Transformations of Stoic Masculinity: Brutus in the French Revolution”Refereed paper25th Annual UCSB Art History Graduate Student Symposium, Santa Barbara, California, April 2000
1999Paper: “‘La vertu mâle et républicaine’: Brutus in the Political Imagination of the French Revolution”Rereed paperTenth International Congress on the Enlightenment, International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University College, Dublin, Ireland , 23-31 July 1999
1998“Tiptoeing the Boundaries: Publicity, Privacy, and Representation”Member of organizing committeeUniversity of California at Santa Barbara’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2007Travel Research GrantCostume Society of America$1,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2002-2003Bourse Jeanne MaradonSociété des Professeurs Français et Francophone d’Amérique$8,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2001-2002Travel FellowshipSamuel H. Kress Foundation$7,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2001-2002FellowshipElinor Wardle Squier Townsend Foundation$2,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2001-2002Humanities/Social Sciences Research GrantUniversity of California at Santa Barbara Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2001-2002FellowshipMallory Foundation Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2000-2001FellowshipMurray Roman Foundation Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2000-2001Graduate Humanities Research AssistantshipUniversity of California at Santa Barbara Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2000-2001Graduate Enrichment Fund FellowshipUniversity of California at Santa Barbara Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1999-2000Graduate Division Fee Offset FellowshipUniversity of California at Santa Barbara Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1999FellowshipVIDDA Foundation Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Peer Reviewer Activities
YearAgency/OrganizationField of Expertise
2010AshgateMaternal theories
2009Nineteenth-Century Art WorldwideNineteenth-century art
2009The Feminist ReviewFeminist art history
2009Memoirs of the American Academy at RomeEighteenth-century art
2009Costume Society of AmericaHistory of fashion and dress
2008Studies in Eighteenth-Century CultureEighteenth-century art
2007McGraw-HillNineteenth-century art
2006Dress, The Journal of the CostumeHistory of fashion and dress
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Art History Survey II: Art 2360
 
Undergraduate
Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Spring 2008

Art in the Modern World
 

Art of the French Revolution
 

Between the Salon and the Street: Academic Art and Popular Culture in Nineteenth-Century Europe
 

Eighteenth-Century Art
 

Eighteenth-Century French Art
 

Gender and Sexuality in the Histories of Art
 

Gender and Sexuality in the History of Art (cross listed with Women’s Studies)
 

History of Photography
 

Methodologies in the History of Art and Visual Culture
 

Nineteenth-Century Art
 

Nineteenth-Century British Photography
 

Online Art Appreciation
 

Representing the Maternal (cross listed with Women’s Studies), taught in conjunction with an Art Education seminar on curriculum taught by Sara Wilson-McKay at Virginia Commonwealth University
 

Romanticism
 

Seminar in Eighteenth-Century French Art
 

Special Topics in 19th-century photography
 

The Case of François Boucher
 

The Nineteenth-Century: Between East and West
 

Victorian Art
 

Visual Culture
 

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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2013-2015Annette BeckerMA Committee ChairGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2013-2015Whitney SiroisMA Committee ChairGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2013-2014Rachel WatsonMA Committee ChairGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThe Stewart Album: Mapping the Carte-de-Visite Photographs for Visual Display in the Museum
2013-2014Jennifer RussellMA Committee ChairGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2013-2014Katelyn CombsMA Committee ChairGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2010-2014Chloe NorthropPh.D. Minor ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingWhite Women in the British West Indies over the Long Eighteenth Century
2007-2014Richard BondPh.D. Minor ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2012Jessica IngleMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingLoïe Fuller’s Cabinet Cards as Depictions of an Inovator and Representations of the “Celebrity of Genius”
2011-2012Emily ThamesMA Committee ChairGraduate Mentoring/Advising“Les boutons de l’habit de gala de Toussaint L’Ouverture”: Questions of Authenticity, Use, and Meaning
2011-2012Bevin ButlerMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingWeaving the Wounds of Christ: Women's Devotion and Tapestry Production
2011-2012Tiffany FloydMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingFaiq Hassan and the Intelligentsia: The Construction of Nationalism in 1950s Iraq
2010-2012Lexie EttingerMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingHair and Dress: Linda Ridgway’s Iconography of the First Ladies
2011Jessica PriebePh.D. Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingConchyliogie to Conchyliomanie: The Cabinet of François Boucher, 1703-1770
2010-2011Wesley ChinMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingQueering Jackson Pollock
2010-2011Erin GernMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2010-2011Besty WilliamsonMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChanging Perspectives: Gauri Gill’s The Americans
2009-2011Loring TaokaMFA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2008-2011Derek BoetcherMA Minor ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThe Art-Union and Photography, 1839-1854: The First Fifteen Years of Critical Engagement Between Two Cultural Icons of Nineteenth-Century Britain
2009-2010Pilar ZornosaMFA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThe Paradox of Beauty
2009-2010Chloe NorhtropMA Minor ProfessorGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis: White Creole Women in the British West Indies: From Stereotype to Caricature
2009-2010Angela PattersonMFA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2009-2010Jeremy MooreMA Committee ChairGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2008-2010Matthew SutherlinPh.D. Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingDissertation: “image” / “i” / “nation”: A Theory of the practice of becoming an a/r/tographer in the practice of becoming
2008-2010Heather Elizabeth WhiteMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingResearch Project: Narratives of Collecting: A.C. Cook and The “Hock Shop” Collection of Early Texas Art
2008-2009Betsy ThomasMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingResearch Project: Representing Twiggy in 1967: Twiggy as a New Icon
2008-2009Tom LeiningerMFA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingM.F.A. Exhibition: sidelines
2008-2009Julie BarnofskiMA Committee ChairGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingResearch Project: Performances of Mothering and Maternal Ambivalence in Nineteenth-Century Postmortem Photography
2008-2009Kristen WagstromMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingResearch Project: Collections of the Common Woman: Gender and Social Class in the Comparative Collections of Ima Hogg and Gustine Weaver
2008-2009Jenny ShafferMA Committee ChairGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingResearch Project: A Taste for “protuberances”: The Pad and the Fashionable Performance of Maternity in 1793 London
2008-2009Consuelo GutierrezMA Committee ChairGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingResearch Project: The H&M Effect: The “Hers” and “His” of Viktor & Rolf’s 2006 Line for H&M
2006-2009Rhonda Kay CrossMA Committee ChairGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis: Walter McEwen: A Forgotten Episode in American Art
2006-2009Erin MurphyMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis: James Rosenquist: Process, Progress, and the Simulacrum
2007-2008Emily BlackMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingResearch Project: Assembling Dislocation: Bruce Conner’s Spider Lady series, 1959
2007-2008George RolandMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingResearch Project: Staged Authenticity: (Mis)Perceptions of an Authentic Subjectivity in Sam Taylor-Wood’s Crying Men Series
2006-2007Shea NeedhamMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingResearch Project: Modern Woman, Modernity, Visual Culture, and Tamara de Lempicka’s Adam and Eve, 1931
2005-2006Heather GranceMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis: Style and the Art of Chaim Soutine: Ethnicity, Nationalism and Geography in the Critical Reception and Historiography
2005-2006Kristina HilliardMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis: Images of a Gendered Kingship: Visual Representations of Hatshepsut and Her Influence on Images of Nefretiti
2005-2006Melynda SeatonMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis: Texas Cowboy as Myth: Visual Representations from the Late-Twentieth Century
2005-2006Tamytha SmithMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis: Personal Passions and Carthusian Influences Evident in Rogier Van Der Weyden’s Crucified Christ between the Virgin and Saint John and Diptych of the Crucifixion
2005-2006Anita TorresMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis: The Flora and Fauna in Eighteenth-Century Colonial Mexican Casta Paintings
2005-2006Amy HammanMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis: Faith and Politics – Socio-Political Discourses engaged by Mexican Ex-Voto Paintings from the Nineteenth-Century and Beyond
2005-2006Amanda BlakeMA Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis: Images of Women Shopping in the Art of Kenneth Hayes Miller
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2009-2012University Core Oversight CommitteeMemberUniversity service
2008-2011University of North Texas Art History SocietyFaculty sponsorUniversity service
2008-2011University of North Texas Writing CommitteeMemberUniversity service
2009-2010Faculty SenateSenatorUniversity service
2009-2010Art History ProgramArt History Program CoordinatorDepartmental service
2009-2010Committee on the Status of LGBT FacultyMemberUniversity service
2007-2010College of Visual Arts and Design Core Curriculum Task ForceMemberCollege service
2006-2010University Curriculum CommitteeMemberUniversity service
2007-2009College of Visual Arts and Design Academic CommitteeMemberCollege service
2007-2008Department of Foreign Langauges, French Literature Search CommitteeExternal MemberUniversity service
2007-2008Department of Design: Fashion Design Search CommitteeMemberCollege service
2006-2007Department of Design: Fashion Design Search CommitteeMemberCollege service
2006-2007Department of Art Education and Art History Chair's Search CommitteeMemberDepartmental service
2005-2007Design Division Personnel CommitteeMemberSchool service
2005-2007SoVA Art SocietyFaculty sponsorSchool service
2005-2006MA in Art Museum Studies Design CommitteeMemberDepartmental service
2005-2006Art History Search CommitteeMemberDepartmental service
2005Jewelery and Metalwork Search CommitteeMemberSchool service
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
 College Art Association  
 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies  
 Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture  
 Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art  
 Costume Society of America  
 Women in French  
 Society for French Historical Studies  
 National Art Education Association  
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2014Recognized by undergraduate student Jonathan Molina GarciaUNT Honors Day
2013Recognition by graduate student Emily ThamesUNT Honors Day
2009Recognition by undergraduate student Lauren HirschUNT Honors Day
2008Recognizd by graduate student George RolandUNT Honors Day
2004Dora Wiebenson PrizeHistorians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture
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YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2006-2009“Representing the Maternal” a speaker series at the University of North Texas exploring contemporary visualizations of the maternal rolePrimary organizer 
2005-Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and ArchitectureTreasurer and Executive Board MemberProfessional service
2001“Feminism, Femininity, and the Art of Rococo France,” a conference in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s exhibition “From the Sun King to the Royal Twilight: Painting in Eighteenth-Century France from the Musée de Picardie, AmiensCo-organizer with Abigail Solomon-Godeau 
2000-Vassar CollegeAlumna interviewerProfessional service
1998University of California at Santa Barbara’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium: “Tiptoeing the Boundaries: Publicity, Privacy, and Representation”Member of Organizing Committee 
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Languages Fluent French, Reading German

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