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Dr Caroline Levisse

Dr Caroline LevisseVisiting Research Fellow

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Caroline Levisse received her PhD in Art History from the Université Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint-Denis in December 2013.  Her research focuses on the relations between contemporary art and religion, with a special interest in the Scandinavian countries. She has published articles in magazines and journals such as Arts Sacrés, Art and Christianity, and Transfiguration: Nordic Journal for the Religion and the Arts. She teaches art history (Western art, 19th to 21th c.) to adults in the field of Continuing Education.

Research interests
  • Relations between contemporary art and religion

At a crossroad between art history and religious studies, my research focuses on the current state of the relations between art, religion, and the spiritual. I have been particularly interested in the critical examination of the idea of a “return to religion” as applied to the field of visual arts.  

Selected publications
  • La dimension acoustique de la Sainte-Face : Le Sudarium de Sainte Véronique de Leif Elggren”, in Sainte Face. Visage de Dieu, visage de l’homme dans l’art contemporain, ed. by Paul-Louis Rinuy and Isabelle Saint-Martin, Paris: Presses universitaires de Paris Ouest, 2015, p. 173-191
  • “Encounters From the Threshold: Temporary Displays of Contemporary Art in Scandinavian Churches”, in Transfiguration. Nordic Journal for Religion and the Arts, Vol. 7, 2012-13, (Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2014), p. 189-217
  • “Eija-Liisa Ahtila. La sensibilité au monde de l’autre”, in Arts sacrés, n°27 (Jan.-Feb. 2014), p. 16-23
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