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Susanna Caviglia, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor

Susanna Caviglia


  • Ph.D. Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (France) 2002
  • M.A. Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (France) 1998
  • B.A. Universit√† Degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy) 1996

Contact Info:

Office Location:  Smith Warehouse
Office Phone:   (919) 684-2269
Email Address:   susanna.caviglia@duke.edu
Web Page:  

Office Hours:

By appointmentTeaching (Fall 2019):

  • Arthist 104.01, Exploring art and architecture Synopsis
    Rubenstein 131, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
  • Arthist 245s.01, Women in visual arts Synopsis
    Nasher 119, Tu 10:20 AM-12:50 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Caviglia, S. History, painting, and the seriousness of pleasure in the age of Louis XV. Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, Liverpool University Press, (February, 2020).
  2. Caviglia, S. "A Rococo Aesthetic: History Painting and the Self's Embodiment." What was History Painting and What is it Now?  (October, 2019): 50-66.
  3. Atkinson, N; Caviglia, S. "Making sense of Rome in the eighteenth century: walking and the French aesthetic imagination." Word & Image  vol. 34 no. 3 (July, 2018): 216-236. [doi]
  4.  Body Narratives: Motion and Emotion in French Enlightenment.  edited by Caviglia, SBrepols, (2017).
  5. Caviglia, S. "Rococo Classicisms: Mapping Corporeality." Classicisms. Edited by Norman, LF; Leonard, A.  (2017): 43-55.