Projects per year
BA Art History, Courtauld Institute of Art, 1992
PhD in Art History, Courtauld Institute of Art, 1995
- Director of Admissions (from 2009-10 academic year)
Simon Dell has published in the fields of twentieth-century art history, design history and the history of photography. His principal research is focused on aspects of visual culture in France during the 1920s and 1930s, extending from the avant-garde to anonymous photojournalism. He has also worked on site specificity and sculptural practice after 1960s minimalism. He is currently researching the place of art in the relationship between twentieth-century France and its colonies.
Before coming to UEA in 2000, Simon taught at the University of St Andrews, Bath Spa University and the Courtauld Institute of Art.
Key Research Interests and Expertise
Photography, with special reference to France and the United States
The relation of the visual and political in interwar Europe
Art practice and new media after 1960
Current Research Projects
Dr Dell is currently researching the worker photography movement in France.
American art and American photography
Problems of art historical method
Dr Dell is interested in supervising research students working on the relationship between art and historical process in the twentieth century, with particular reference to interwar Europe and to shifts in art practice after 1960.
Doctoral dissertations supervised:
Women, Painting and Critical Practice in Britain, 1984-1992 (2001)
‘Claude Cahun’ – Published/Unpublished: The Textual Identities of Lucy Schwob 1914-1944 (2003)
A Context for Fascist Art and Culture: An Examination of Debates in Critica Fascista 1923-1943 (2008)
Death and Performance Art
Examples of modules taught
After Modernism: Art and New Media 1955-1975
American Art and Photography 1900-1950
Gender and Modernism 1900-1939
Archaeology/Contemporary Art (with Dr Joanne Clarke)
Dell, S., 26 Feb 2020, 1 ed. Leuven: Leuven. 247 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Dell, S., 1 Jul 2019, In: Labour History Review. 84, 2, p. 115-148 24 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile10 Downloads (Pure)
Dell, S., Nov 2018, In: History of Photography. 42, 4, p. 356-375 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile25 Downloads (Pure)
Dell, S., Aug 2018, In: Visual Culture in Britain. 19, 2, p. 168-188
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile12 Downloads (Pure)
Dell, S., Apr 2016, Paper Cities: Urban Portraits in Photographic Books. Martins, S. S. & Reverseau, A. (eds.). Leuven
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review