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Susanna Caviglia, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies and 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. Università 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 appointment
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Caviglia, S. "Charles-Joseph Natoire (1700-77) ou l’œuvre ultime comme anamnèse: l’exemple des paysages romains.." Le grand âge et ses œuvres ultimes. Edited by Bodart, DH; Gribenski, J.  (October, 2020): 257-267.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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]
  5.  Body Narratives: Motion and Emotion in French Enlightenment.  edited by Caviglia, SBrepols, (2017).