Dr Chloe Chard

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Much of my writing has been concerned in various ways with travel and imaginative geography, art criticism, gastronomy, and laughter. I write academic books and articles and also engage in literary journalism and art journalism.




- Tristes Plaisirs: A Critical Reader of the Romantic Grand Tour.  (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014)

Pleasure and Guilt on the Grand Tour: Travel Writing and Imaginative Geography, 1600-1830 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1999)

Transports: Travel, Pleasure and Imaginative Geography, 1600-1830 , co-edited with Helen Langdon (a collection of essays, based on a series of seminars; New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1996)

Contributions to Transports: Introduction, pp.1-29 and 'Crossing Boundaries and Exceeding Limits: Destabilization, Tourism and the Sublime', pp.117-149

- A critical edition of The Romance of the Forest  (1791), by Ann Radcliffe (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 'The World's Classics',1986)


Articles and other shorter works (selected) from 2000 onwards


- 'Socializing with Sculptures in Early Nineteenth-Century Rome’, in The Challenge of the Object / Die Herausforderung des Objekts, Congress Proceedings, edited by G. Ulrich Großmann and Petra Krutisch, 3 vols  (Nuremberg: Germanisches Nationalmuseum,  2014)

- ‘Intensity and Irony in a Serious City’, in City of the Soul (conference proceedings), edited by Sabrina Norlander Eliasson, published by the Swedish Institute in Rome, 2014

- Preface to Imagining Italy: Victorian Writers and Travellers, edited by Michael Hollington (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010)

- ‘Picnic at Pompeii: Hyperbole and Digression in the Warm South’, in Antiquity Recovered:The Legacy of Pompeii and Herculaneum, edited by Victoria Coates and Jon Seidl, (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007)

-  ‘From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: The Anxieties of Sightseeing’, in The Making of Modern Tourism: The Cultural History of the British Experience, 1600-2000, edited by Harmut Berghoff, Barbara Korte, Christopher Harvie and Ralf Schneider (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2002), pp.47-68

-  ‘Antique Sculptures as Sights and Wonders: The Unease of Viewing and Commenting’, Ricerche di Storia dell'arte, Autumn 2001, pp.9-20

-  'Scholarship and Sensibility: Anna Jameson and Sydney Morgan in Siren Land', in Women, Scholarship and Criticism, c.1790-c.1900 , edited by Joan Bellamy, Anne Laurence and Gill Perry (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000), pp.58-75.

-   ‘Comedy, Allegory, Antiquity and the Feminine: Emma Hamilton and Corinne’, in The Impact of Italy: the Grand Tour and Beyond, edited by Clare Hornsby (London: The British School at Rome, 2000) pp.145-167

-  'Women who Transmute into Tourist Attractions: Spectator and Spectacle in the Warm South', in Romantic Geographies: Discourses of Travel in the Romantic Period , edited by Amanda Gilroy (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000), pp.109-126

- ‘Lassitude and Revival in the Warm South: Therapeutic Travel, 1750-1830’, in Pathologies of Travel, edited by Richard Wrigley and George Revill (Amsterdam and Atlanta, Georgia: Rodopi, 2000), pp.175-205





Make personal appearances, Undertake research projects, Write reviews, Journalist and broadcaster, Tutoring and interpreting, Contribute to/write textbooks, Give seminars/workshops, Provide editing services, Art exhibition catalogues, Take long-term placements, Write for magazines/newspapers, Give talks and readings to adults, Produce material for web sites, Translation of academic texts
Travel/Tourism/Guide Books, Visual Arts, Academic, Art (History of), Criticism - Literary, Food & drink, Literature - General & Various, Humour, Travel/Tourism/Guide Books, Visual Arts, Academic, Art (History of), Criticism - Literary, Food & drink, Literature - General & Various, Humour