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Beth Segal Wright

[Beth Wright]

Professor, Art and Art History
Last Updated: January 19, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
French art of the 18th and 19th centuries narrative and the visual arts historical painting, historical fiction and historiography

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
18th and 19th century art in Europe survey of art in Europe and America 17th century to the present

Biography

Biography

Beth S. Wright (Ph.D. in the History of Art, University of California at Berkeley) is Professor of Art History. She served as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Arlington from August 2003 to December 2014. Dr. Wright’s research centers on 18th and 19th century French art and its relationship to literature and historical representation. She has published two books with Cambridge University Press: Painting and History during the French Restoration: Abandoned by the Past (which received an award from the Dallas Museum of Art) and The Cambridge Companion to Delacroix, in which her essay appeared with those by leading scholars in art history, history and French studies. Her scholarly articles and book chapters have appeared in America, Great Britain and France and she has presented her research at symposia hosted by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Tate-Britain, the Courtauld Art Institute, and the National Gallery, London as well as in academic institutions and conferences. In 2019 she was named a Distinguished University Professor.

Education

Education

    • 1978 PhD in Art History
      Univ of Calif Berkeley, 1978
    • 1972 MA in Art History
      Univ of Calif Berkeley, 1972
    • 1970 BA in European History and Art History
      Brandeis University, 1970

Appointments

Appointments

    • Sept 1998 to Present Professor
      Art & Art History, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
    • Jan 2015 to Dec 2015 Special Assistant to the Provost
      University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
    • Sept 2004 to Dec 2014 Dean, College of Liberal Arts
      University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
    • Aug 2003 to Aug 2004 Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts
      University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
    • Sept 1988 to Aug 1998 Associate Professor
      Art & Art History, University of Texas at Arlington (ArlingtonT, TX)
    • Sept 1984 to Aug 1998 Assistant Professor
      Art & Art History, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
    • Jan 1983 to May 1984 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art History
      Art & Art History, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
    • Sept 1978 to Dec 1982 Instructor
      Art, Mountain View College (Dallas, TX)
    • Jan 1982 to May 1982 Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History
      Art & Art History, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
    • Sept 1981 to Dec 1981 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art History
      Art & Art History, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
    • Sept 1981 to Dec 1981 Lecturer
      Art & Art History, Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
    • Sept 1980 to May 1981 Lecturer
      University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX)

Memberships

    • Jan 1995 to Present Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art
    • Jan 1980 to Present American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
      executive board elected Member-at-Large 2006-2007
      national interdisciplinary organization (art, literature, history, music)
    • Jan 1980 to Present College Art Association of America
      national professional organization for art historians, museum professionals, and studio artists
    • Jan 1980 to Present International Association of Word and Image Studies
      scholars in art history and literary studies
    • Jan 1980 to Present Société de l'Histoire de l'Art Français
      national organization of French art historians. Members are elected.

Awards and Honors

    • Apr  2019 Distinguished University Professor sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Apr  2019 Academy of Distinguished Scholars sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Feb  2006 Great Women of Texas Woman of Influence sponsored by Fort Worth Business Press
    • Feb  2004 YWCA Tribute to Women in Business honoree sponsored by YWCA Arlington
    • Apr  2000 Robert R. Palmer Travel Fund sponsored by American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
    • May  1998 Outstanding Research Achievement sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • May  1998 Vasari Award sponsored by Dallas Museum of Art
    • May  1996 Millard Meiss Publication Grant sponsored by College Art Association
    • May  1993 Travel to Collections Grant sponsored by National Endowment for the Humanities
    • May  1987 Travel to Collections Grant sponsored by National Endowment for the Humanities

Publications


      2001
      • Book
        The Cambridge Companion to Delacroix
        [Wright, Beth, Athanassoglou-Kallmyer, Nina, Chu, PetraTen-Doesschate, Grigsby, DarcyGrimaldo, Hannoosh, Michele, Joannides, Paul, Johnson, Dorothy, Rubin, James, Scott, David, Spitzer, Alan]. New York: "Cambridge University Press".

      1997
      • Book
        Painting and History during the French Restoration. Abandoned by the Past
        [Wright, Beth]. New York: "Cambridge University Press".

      2019
      • Book Chapter
        "'Speaking to all the senses at once': Learning to Look at the French Revolution through the Visual Arts"
        Teaching Representations of the French Revolution
        [Wright, Beth, Viglione, JuliaDouthwaite, Sol, Antoinette, Seth, Catriona]. 177-186. New York, NY: "Modern Language Association".

      2016
      • Book Chapter
        "Delacroix and the Work of the Reader"
        Painting and Narrative in France, from Poussin to Gauguin
        [Wright, BethS., Cooke, Peter, Lübbren , Nina]. 79-94. London and New York: "Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group".

      2014
      • Book Chapter
        "'Seeing with the Painter’s Eye’: Sir Walter Scott's Challenge to Nineteenth Century Art
        The Reception of Scott in Europe
        [Wright, Beth, Pittock, MurrayG., ]. 293-312. London, New Delhi, Doha, Sydney, & New York: "Bloomsbury Publishing".
      • Book Chapter
        “Delaroche and the Drama of History: Gesture and Impassivity from the Children of Edward IV to Marie-Antoinette at the Tribunal"
        Art, Theatre and Opera in Paris, 1750-1850. Exchanges and Tensions
        [Wright, Beth, Hibberd, Sarah, Wrigley, Richard]. 185-202. Aldershot: "Ashgate".

      2013
      • Book Chapter
        "Literature and the arts"
        The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism. Volume Six. The Nineteenth Century, c.1830-1914
        [Wright, Beth, Habib, M.A.]. 588-601. Cambridge: "Cambridge University Press". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/cho9781139018456.039

      2007
      • Book Chapter
        "'Seeing with the Painter's Eye': Sir Walter Scott's Challenge to Nineteenth-Century Art"
        The Reception of Scott in Europe
        [Wright, Beth, Pittock, MurrayG.]. 293-312, London and New York: "Continuum".

      2006
      • Book Chapter
        "'David, Where Are You?’ David’s Continuing Presence in Restoration Art Criticism,
        Jacques-Louis David: New Perspectives
        [Wright, Beth, Johnson, Dorothy, ]. 143-155. Newark, Delaware: "University of Delaware Press".

      2000
      • Book Chapter
        "The Site of Sentiment: Eighteenth-Century French Cultural Studies and Art History"
        EMF: Studies in Early Modern France. Vol.6. Cultural Studies I: A State of the Question
        [Wright, Beth, Rubin, David, Douthwaite, JuliaV, Jensen, KatharineAnn, Vila, AnneC]. 41-45. Charlottesville, VA: " Rookwood Press".

      1996
      • Book Chapter
        "Walter Scott and French Art: Imagining the Past"
        Romance & Chivalry. History and Literature Reflected in Early Nineteenth-Century French Painting(
        [Wright, Beth, Tscherny, Nadia, Sainty, GuyStair]. 180-193. London and New York: "Matthiesen Gallery (London) and Stair Sainty Matthiesen (New York)".
      • Book Chapter
        "'Interrogating the Debris': Revolutionary Vandalism and Marchangy's Phantasmagoric History
        Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century
        [Wright, Beth]. 347, 592-595. Oxford: "Voltaire Foundation".

      2020
      2018
      2010
      • Book Review
        review of 'Eugene Delacroix, Journal. Nouvelle edition integrale etablie par Michele Hannoosh
        [Wright, Beth]. H-France Review. 10(27), 130-134. "Society for French Historical Studies".

      2008
      • Book Review
        review of Patricia Mainardi, Husbands, Wives and Lovers. Marriage and Its Discontents in Nineteenth-Century France (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2003)
        [Wright, Beth]. Nineteenth-century Contexts. 30(3), 277-280.

      2004
      • Book Review
        review of Marie Lathers, Bodies of Art. French Literary Realism and the Artist's Model (Lincoln, NE and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2001)
        [Wright, Beth]. Nineteenth-century French Studies. 32(3-4), 374-376. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/ncf.2004.0043

      1995
      • Book Review
        review of John Barrell, ed., Painting and the Politics of Culture, New Essays on British Art 1700-1850 (Oxford University Press, 1992)
        [Wright, Beth]. 24(3), 342-344.

      2018
      • Journal Article
        Oxford Art Online/Grove Art Online, illustrated and updated version in content and bibliography forthcoming
        [Wright, BethS., Michel, FrancoisBarthelemy, Cibot, Edouard, Cogniet, Leon, Mottez, VictorLouis].

      2010
      • Journal Article
        "A Better Way to Read Great Works': Lithographs by Delacroix, Roqueplan, Boulanger, and the Devéria Brothers in Gaugain's Suite of Scott Subjects (1829-1830)
        [Wright, Beth, , ]. Word & Image. 26(4), 337-363. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02666280903532728

      2008
      • Journal Article
        The Space of Time: Delaroche’s Depiction of Modern Historical Narrative,
        [Wright, Beth]. Nineteenth-century French Studies. 36(1-2), 72-93. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/ncf.2007.0095

      2005
      2000
      • Journal Article
        "'That Other Historian, the Illustrator’: Voices and Vignettes in Mid-Nineteenth Century France”
        [Wright, Beth]. Nineteenth-century Literature. 23(1), 113-136. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxartj/23.1.113

      1997
      • Journal Article
        "Implacable Fathers: the Reinterpretation of Cromwell in French Texts and Images from the 17th to the 19th Century"
        [Wright, Beth]. Nineteenth-century Contexts. 20(2), 166-185. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08905499708583446

      1992
      • Journal Article
        "An Image for Imagining the Past: Delacroix, Cromwell, and Romantic Historical Painting"
        [Wright, Beth]. Clio. 21(3), 243-263.
      • Journal Article
        Fragonard's Priest and Diderot's Nun: the Corésus Review"
        [Vila, AnneC]. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. 4, 68-92. Charlottesville, VA: "AMS Press".

      1990
      • Journal Article
        "Henri Gaugain et le Musee Colbert: l'entreprise d'un directeur de galerie et d'un editeur d'art a l'epoque romantique"
        [Wright, Beth].(114), 24-31. Paris: "Bibliotheque Nationale".

      1987
      • Journal Article
        "Walter Scott et la gravure francaise: A propos de la collection des estampes "scottesques" conservee au Departement des estampes, Paris"
        [Wright, Beth].(93), 6-18. Paris: "Bibliotheque Nationale".
      • Journal Article
        "Scott's Historical Novels and French Historical Painting 1815-1855"
        [Wright, Beth]. The Art Bulletin. 63, 268-287. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3050117

      1986
      • Journal Article
        New (Stage) Light on Fragonard's Corésus"
        [Wright, Beth]. International Journal of Arts & Sciences. 60, 54-59. New York, NY.

      1985
      • Journal Article
        Les romans historiques de Sir Walter Scott et la peinture française, 1822-1863 (deuxième partie),
        [Wright, Beth, Joannides, Paul, ]. Bulletin de la Société de l'Histoire de l'Art Français.(année 1983), 95-115. Paris: "Société de l'Histoire de l'Art Français".

      1984
      • Journal Article
        "The Auld Alliance in Nineteenth Century French Painting: The Changing Concept of Mary Stuart 1814-1833"
        [Wright, Beth]. Art India: The Art News Magazine of India. 58, 97-107. New York, NY.
      • Journal Article
        Les romans historiques de Sir Walter Scott et la peinture française, 1822-1863 (première partie)
        [Wright, Beth]. Bulletin de la Société de l'Histoire de l'Art Français.(année 1982), 119-132. Paris: "Société de l'Histoire de l'Art Français ".

      1981
      • Journal Article
        "Scott and Shakespeare in Nineteenth Century France: Achille Devéria's Lithographs of Minna et Brenda and Les Enfans d'Edouard"
        [Wright, Beth]. Art India: The Art News Magazine of India. 55, 129-133. New York, NY.

      2019
      • Reference Work
        "Revolutionary Artwork"
        Teaching Representations of the French Revolution
        [Wright, BethS., Viglione, JuliaDouthwaite, Sol, Antoinette, Seth, Catriona]. 345-352. New York, NY: "Modern Language Association".

      2018
      2000
      • Reference Work
        "(François-Barthélemy-Michel-) Edouard Cibot"
        From David to Ingres. Early 19th-Century French Artists
        [Wright, Beth, Jane]. 56-57. "St. Martin's Press".
      • Reference Work
        "Léon Cogniet"
        From David to Ingres. Early 19th-Century French Artists
        [Wright, Beth, Jane]. 63-64. "St. Martin's Press".
      • Reference Work
        "Victor-(Louis) Mottez"
        From David to Ingres. Early 19th-Century French Artists
        [Wright, Beth, Jane]. 328-329.

      2015
      1996
      • Other
        review of Susan L. Siegfried, The Art of Louis-Leopold Boilly. Modern Life in Napoleonic France (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, in association with Kimbell Museum of Art and National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)
        [Wright, Beth]. Eighteenth-century Studies. 30(1), 97-98. "American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/ecs.1996.0044
      • Other
        "(François-Barthélemy-Michel-) Edouard Cibot
        The Dictionary of Art
        [Wright, Beth, Jane]. The Dictionary of Art (34 vols). 7, 304. "Macmillan Publishers, Limited and Grove's Dictionaries, Inc.".
      • Other
        "Léon Cogniet"
        The Dictionary of Art
        [Wright, Beth, Jane]. The Dictionary of Art (34 vols). 7, 528-529. "Macmillan Publishers, Limited and Grove's Dictionaries, Inc.".
      • Other
        "Victor-(Louis) Mottez"
        The Dictionary of Art
        [Wright, Beth, Jane]. The Dictionary of Art (34 vols). 22, 207-208. "Macmillan Publishers, Limited and Grove's Dictionaries, Inc.".

      1994
      • Other
        review of exhibition "Giambattista Tiepolo: Master of the Oil Sketch" at the Kimbell Museum of Art
        [Wright, Beth]. Eighteenth-century Studies. 27(3), 483-487. "American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2739366

Presentations

    • March  2017
      Wright, Beth, ""A New Way to Paint the Passions: David's Anger of Achilles and Delacroix's Selim and Zuleika"", Kimbell Museum of Art, Fort Worth, Texas. (March 17, 2017).
    • July  2016
      Wright, Beth, ""An Education in Heads and Hearts"", Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas. (July 15, 2016).
    • July  2015
      Wright, Beth, ""Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre: Insight and Entertainment"", Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas. (July 29, 2015).
    • November  2012
      Wright, Beth, ""'A Foot in the Door': Engaged Learning in Professional Internships in UT Arlington's College of Liberal Arts"", Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Seattle, Washington. (November 2, 2012).
    • June  2012
      Wright, Beth, ""Rembrandt and Dutch Art: Insight and Enlightenment"", Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas. (June 14, 2012).
    • February  2012
      Wright, Beth, ""'As I was perpetually haunted by these ideas’: Fuseli’s Influence on Mary Shelley’s Frankensteinand Mathilda”", College Art Association, Los Angeles, California. (February 22, 2012).
    • March  2010
      Wright, Beth, ""Avoiding 'Screaming with Ones Arms': Expressivity and Gesture in Delaroche from The Children of Edward IV to Marie-Antoinette at the Tribunal” ", National Gallery, London, London, UK. (March 27, 2010).
    • January  2010
      Wright, Beth, "Delacroix and ‘The Work of the Reader’”", University of Manchester , Manchester, United KIngdom. (January 6, 2010).
    • June  2009
      Wright, Beth, ""Moving Pictures’: Scott’s Novels Represented by Delacroix, Roqueplan, Boulanger and the Devéria Brothers in Gaugain’s Lithographic Suite of 1829-1830”", Courtauld Art Institute, London United kingdom. (June 12, 2009).
    • February  2008
      Wright, Beth, ""A Better Way To Read Great Books': Romantic Lithographs in Gaugain's Scott Suite of 1829"", College Art Association, Dallas, Texas. (February 21, 2008).
    • November  2006
      Wright, Beth, ""'Speaking Music, Speaking Dean': Assessing Creative Activity in a College of Liberal Arts", CCAS and ICFAD, Boston, Massachusetts. (November 10, 2006).
    • November  2005
      Wright, Beth, ""Liberal Arts Research: Explaining Significance, Making Connections"", Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Vancouver, Canada. (November 5, 2005).
    • October  2005
      Wright, Beth, ""The Space of Time in Chateaubriand’s Historical Narrative and Delaroche’s Historical Painting”", 19th Century French Studies , Austin. Texas. (October 28, 2005).
    • May  2005
      Wright, Beth, ""'Seeing with the Painter’s Eye': Sir Walter Scott's Challenge to Nineteenth Century Art” ", Continuum Press (publisher of The Reception of Scott in Europe), Cambridge, United Kingdom. (May 29, 2005).
    • December  2004
      Wright, Beth, ""The Soul's Language: from Romanticism to Realism in Gericault, Delacroix, and Courbet"", Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas. (December 15, 2004).
    • October  2004
      Wright, Beth, "Citation/Allusion/Illustration: Walter Scott and French Romantic Lithographs in 1829”", 19th Century French Studies Colloquium, Saint Louis, Missouri. (October 29, 2004).
    • July  2004
      Wright, Beth, ""L ’éducation par les yeux’: texte et image à la fin du XVIIIe siècle» ", Association Internationale des Etudes Françaises , Paris, France. (July 6, 2004).
    • August  2003
      Wright, Beth, ""Enchanting Education': Illustrating the Patriot's ABCs in 1794"", International Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, Los Angeles, California. (August 6, 2003).
    • March  2003
      Wright, Beth, Scott, Sir Walter, "Scintillating with Ideas': Sir Walter Scott's Challenge to French Historical Painting” ", Tate (Britain) Museum, London, London, UK. (March 22, 2003).
    • December  2002
      Wright, Beth, ""A Graceful Modesty: Anne Vallayer-Coster and Art, Gender and Object"", Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas. (December 18, 2002).
    • September  2002
      Wright, Beth, ""The Space of Time: Modern Historical Narrative and French Historical Painting,” symposium on History Painting"", University of Manchester, U.K., Manchester United Kingdom. (September 21, 2002).
    • April  2002
      Wright, Beth, ""Enchanting Education': Illustration and the ABCs of Patriotism in 1794"", American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Colorado Springs, Colorado. (April 6, 2002).
    • February  2002
      Wright, Beth, ""Blindness and Insight in Art and Theater: Giroust's Oedipus at Colonus and Dallas Theater Center's Blur"", Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas. (February 7, 2002).
    • October  2001
      Wright, Beth, ""The Case of the Disappearing Colin Sisters”", 19th Century French Studies , Madison, Wisconsin. (October 18, 2001).
    • April  2001
      Wright, Beth, ""Education/ Emulation/ Illustration: the ABCs of Patriotism in 1793" ", American Societyfor Eighteenth-Century Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana. (April 22, 2001).
    • March  2001
      Wright, Beth, ""Education/ Emulation/ Illustration: the ABCs of Patriotism in 1793"", Society for French Historical Studies, Chapel Hills, North Carolina. (March 10, 2001).
    • February  2001
      Wright, Beth, ""'Painting Thoughts’ and a ’Mental Theatre’: Delacroix’s Depiction of Romantic Literature”", University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. (February 8, 2001).
    • April  2000
      Wright, Beth, ""Education Toward Emulation: Illustration in Late Eighteenth-Century French Histories"", American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (April 13, 2000).
    • February  2000
      Wright, Beth, "Delacroix’s Romantic Literary Painting and Byron’s ‘Mental Theatre’: Selim and Zuleika in Context,”", Kimbell Museum of Art, Fort Worth, Texas. (February 16, 2000).
    • September  1999
      Wright, Beth, ""'Painting Thoughts’: Delacroix and the Challenge of Romantic Historical Painting” ", Southern Methodist University, Dallas,Texas. (September 16, 1999).
    • August  1999
      Wright, Beth, ""French Neo-Classical Painting and Theater: Exiles and Revolution"", Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas. (August 5, 1999).
    • July  1999
      Wright, Beth, ""Illustration and the Illustrious: Forming Patriots and Late Eighteenth-Century French Histories"", International Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, Dublin, Ireland. (July 27, 1999).
    • March  1999
      Wright, Beth, ""'That Other Historian, the Illustrator’: Voices and Vignettes and Romantic Liberal Historiography in Mid-19th Century France" ", International Association of Word & Image Studies, Claremont, California. (March 16, 1999).
    • December  1998
      Wright, Beth, ""'The Site of Sentiment’: Eighteenth-Century French Cultural Studies and Art History”", University of Notre Dame, Notre Dane, Indiana. (December 5, 1998).
    • October  1998
      Wright, Beth, ""'That Other Historian, the Illustrator: Voices and Vignettes in 19th Century French Histories"", 19th Century French Studies , University Park, Pennsylvania. (October 24, 1998).
    • October  1998
      Wright, Beth, ""'The Idea in the Image': Delacroix and Modern Literature"", Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (October 9, 1998).
    • April  1998
      Wright, Beth, ""Pedagogy and Patriotism in Late Eighteenth-Century French Histories"", American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Notre Dane, Indiana. (April 3, 1998).
    • September  1997
      Wright, Beth, ""Delaroche's Cromwell and the Historians"", University of Kent at Canterbury, U.K., Canterbury, United Kingdom. (September 12, 1997).
    • July  1996
      Wright, Beth, ""The Idea in the Image': Scott's Historical Novels and French Art"", New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana. (July 21, 1996).
    • October  1995
      Wright, Beth, ""The Pursuit of Happiness: 18th Century Art and Culture"", Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas. (October 23, 1995).
    • October  1995
      Wright, Beth, ""Delaroche, Delacroix, and the Dilemma of Dramatic Historical Painting"", 19th Century French Studies , Wilmington, Delaware. (October 21, 1995).
    • July  1995
      Wright, Beth, ""'Interrogating the Debris': Revolutionary Vandalism and Marchangy's Phantasmagoric History" ", International Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, Münster, Germany . (July 24, 1995).
    • April  1995
      Wright, Beth, ""'Interrogating the Debris': Marchangy's Phantasmagoric History"", American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Tucson, Arizona. (April 7, 1995).
    • March  1994
      Wright, Beth, ""Mary Stuart: 'The Aspect of the Axe"", Midwest Art History Society, Chicago, Illinois. (March 24, 1994).
    • March  1994
      Wright, Beth, ""Mary Stuart: 'The Aspect of the Axe"", American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Charleston, South Carolina. (March 11, 1994).
    • April  1993
      Wright, Beth, ""'It is I, tyrant, who fired the shot': Changing Interpretations of Cromwell from Louis XIV to Napoleon"", American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies , Providence, Rhode Island. (April 23, 1993).
    • April  1993
      Wright, Beth, ""Happy Mothers, Martyr-Murderesses: Images of Women in Eighteenth-and Nineteenth-Century France"", University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas. (April 8, 1993).
    • February  1993
      Wright, Beth, ""'It is I, tyrant, who fired the shot': Memory, Analogy and French Histories of Cromwell"", Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Santa Barbara, California. (February 12, 1993).
    • April  1992
      Wright, Beth, ""Cromwell and Women in Nineteenth-Century Painting"", Midwest Art History Society, Columbus, Ohio. (April 2, 1992).
    • February  1992
      Wright, Beth, ""Sincerely yours, Claude Monet"", The Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. (February 13, 1992).
    • February  1992
      Wright, Beth, ""Art in the Court of Louis XIV"", The Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. (February 10, 1992).
    • March  1990
      Wright, Beth, ""Diderot's Pre-Revolutionary Art Criticism as Social Critique"", Midwest Art History Society, Cincinnati, Ohio. (March 31, 1990).
    • March  1990
      Wright, Beth, ""The Musee Colbert: A Romantic Experiment in Exhibition"", Midwest Art History Society, Cincinnati, Ohio. (March 30, 1990).
    • February  1989
      Wright, Beth, ""Fragonard's Priest and Diderot's Nun"", Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Berkeley, California. (February 19, 1989).
    • October  1988
      Wright, Beth, ""Fragonard and Diderot: Image, Text and Context"", Association for Integrative Studies, Arlington, Texas. (October 22, 1988).
    • August  1987
      Wright, Beth, ""Scott's Cromwell and French Romantic Painters; or, Cromwell and Charles I: from Coffin to Canvas"", International Society for Walter Scott Studies, Edmonton, Canada. (August 27, 1987).
    • August  1987
      Wright, Beth, ""Scott's Romances and French Romantic Painters"", Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada. (August 26, 1987).
    • March  1987
      Wright, Beth, ""Cromwell and Charles I: from Coffin to Canvas"", Midwest Art History Society, Ann Arbor, Michigan. (March 27, 1987).
    • April  1985
      Wright, Beth, ""Fragonard's Coresus of 1765"", Texas Conference of Art Historians, Dallas, Texas. (April 27, 1985).
    • March  1985
      Wright, Beth, ""Fragonard's Coresus of 1765"", Midwest Art History Society, Bloomington, Indiana. (March 21, 1985).
    • February  1985
      Wright, Beth, ""The Redefinition of peinture d'histoire and peinture de genre in 18th century France"", College Art Association, Los Angeles, California. (February 16, 1985).
    • April  1984
      Wright, Beth, ""Histoire Comparee of Stuarts and Bourbons"", Midwest Art History Society, Madison, Wisconsin. (April 7, 1984).

Courses

      • ART 5320-001 ART CRITICISM & THEORY
        (Course Id: 104053)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ART 1310-001 ART OF WEST II
        (Course Id: 103880)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ART 1310-002 ART OF WEST II
        (Course Id: 103880)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ART 3312-001 NEOCLASS & ROMANTICISM
        (Course Id: 103922)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ART 5320-002 ART CRITICISM & THEORY
        (Course Id: 104053)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ART 5320-004 ART CRITICISM & THEORY
        (Course Id: 104053)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ART 5320-006 ART CRITICISM & THEORY
        (Course Id: 104053 | Xlist Coursepre: Art 4396 | Xlist Coursenum: 001 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ART 1310-001 ART OF WEST II
        (Course Id: 103880 | Xlist Coursepre: Art | Xlist Coursenum: 1310 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ART 1310-002 ART OF WEST II
        (Course Id: 103880 | Xlist Coursepre: Art | Xlist Coursenum: 1310.001 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4396-001 SPEC STUDY ART HISTORY
        (Topic: ART & THE HUMAN CONDITION | Course Id: 104046 | Xlist Coursepre: Art | Xlist Coursenum: 5320.006 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ART 5320-005 ART CRITICISM & THEORY
        (Course Id: 104053)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ART 1310-001 ART OF WEST II
        (Course Id: 103880 | Xlist Coursepre: ART | Xlist Coursenum: 1310 section 002)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ART 1310-002 ART OF WEST II
        (Course Id: 103880 | Xlist Coursepre: ART | Xlist Coursenum: 1310 section 1)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ART 3315-001 IMPRESSIONISM
        (Course Id: 103925 | Xlist Coursepre: Art | Xlist Coursenum: 5320 section 005 | Mav Course: No)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ART 5391-003 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104055)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ART 5320-005 ART CRITICISM & THEORY
        (Course Id: 104053)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ART 1310-001 ART OF WEST II
        (Course Id: 103880 | Xlist Coursepre: Art 1310 | Xlist Coursenum: 002)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ART 1310-002 ART OF WEST II
        (Course Id: 103880 | Xlist Coursepre: Art | Xlist Coursenum: 1310 section 001)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ART 4312-001 TOP 19TH C ART
        (Course Id: 103998 | Xlist Coursepre: ART 5320 | Xlist Coursenum: 005 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ART 5320-005 ART CRITICISM & THEORY
        (Topic: ART & THE HUMAN CONDITION | Course Id: 104053 | Xlist Coursepre: ART 4396 | Xlist Coursenum: 002)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ART 2300-001 METH ART HIST
        (Course Id: 103886)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4396-002 SPEC STUDY ART HISTORY
        (Topic: ART & THE HUMAN CONDITION | Course Id: 104046 | Xlist Coursepre: ART 5320 | Xlist Coursenum: 005)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4330-001 18TH CENTURY ART
        (Course Id: 104004 | Xlist Coursepre: Art 5320 | Xlist Coursenum: 005)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ART 1310-001 ART OF WEST II
        (Course Id: 103880 | Xlist Coursepre: Art 1310 | Xlist Coursenum: 002)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ART 1310-002 ART OF WEST II
        (Course Id: 103880)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ART 1310-001 ART OF WEST II
        (Course Id: 103880 | Xlist Coursepre: 1310 | Xlist Coursenum: 002)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ART 1310-002 ART OF WEST II
        (Course Id: 103880 | Xlist Coursepre: ART | Xlist Coursenum: 1310-001)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ART 3331-001 BRITISH ART
        (Course Id: 103937)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ART 3315-001 IMPRESSIONISM
        (Course Id: 103925)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ART 5320-004 ART CRITICISM & THEORY
        (Course Id: 104053)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ART 1310-001 ART OF WEST II
        (Course Id: 103880 | Xlist Coursepre: Art 1310 | Xlist Coursenum: 002)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ART 1310-002 ART OF WEST II
        (Course Id: 103880)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ART 3313-001 BACKGROUNDS OF MODERN ART
        (Course Id: 103923)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4390-001 CONF ART HISTORY
        (Course Id: 104040)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ART 5391-006 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104055)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ART 5320-005 ART CRITICISM & THEORY
        (Course Id: 104053)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ART 1310-001 ART OF WEST II
        (Course Id: 103880 | Xlist Coursepre: Art 1310 | Xlist Coursenum: 002)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ART 1310-002 ART OF WEST II
        (Course Id: 103880)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ART 2300-001 METH ART HIST
        (Course Id: 103886)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ART 3312-001 NEOCLASS & ROMANTICISM
        (Course Id: 103922 | Xlist Coursepre: Art 5320 | Xlist Coursenum: 005)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ART 5320-003 ART CRITICISM & THEORY
        (Course Id: 104053)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ART 1310-001 ART OF WEST II
        (Course Id: 103880 | Xlist Coursepre: Art 1310 | Xlist Coursenum: 002)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • ART 1310-002 ART OF WEST II
        (Course Id: 103880)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ART 3315-001 IMPRESSIONISM
        (Course Id: 103925 | Xlist Coursepre: Art 5320 | Xlist Coursenum: 003)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • HONR-LA 3304-006 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Course Id: 110922)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ART 1301-004 ART APPRECIATION
        (Course Id: 103872)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ART 4396-001 SPEC STUDY ART HISTORY
        (Topic: Delacroix and Gauguin | Course Id: 104046)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016

Service to the University

    • Sept 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Academy of Distinguished Scholars
      Reviewed 15 dossiers. Chaired sub-committee with Vice-Provost for Research to set in place standards for review of dossiers across all disciplines of the university, supporting research and creative activity at UT Arlington.
    • Sept 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      University Tenure and Promotion Committee
      submitted name to go forward for consideration on COLA slate and elected by COLA faculty in Spring 2019
      review dossiers for promotion to tenured Associate Professor or full Professor from all colleges and schools of UT Arlington
    • Aug 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      art history division
      as tenured faculty, advise majors and review portfolio of art history graduating seniors. write letters of recommendation for graduate schools or professional applications, assist with development (e.g. workshops on writing).
    • Jan 2020 to  Aug 2020 Committee Member
      medical humanities grant application committee
      Met for discussions of NEH grant application in medical humanities connecting COLA expertise and activities to CONHI and SOCW. Biography and CV submitted April 2020. Feedback on application drafts.
    • Sept 2019 to  Aug 2020 Committee Member
      College of Liberal Arts Research Awards Committee
      In Fall 2019 reviewed and proposed ranking of 10 FDL applications, 6 REP applications, 4 Outstanding Scholarly/Creative Achievement awards and 1 Distinguished
      Scholarly/Creative Achievement awards
    • Sept 2019 to  Aug 2020 Committee Member
      College of Liberal Arts Teaching Awards Committee
      Fall 2019 reviewed 9 Ward endowment, 8 Provost’s award, 5 President’s award (tenured), 3 President’s award (non-tenured), 3 Academy of Distinguished Teaching, and 2 Piper dossiers October 2019. Spring 2020 reviewed preliminary dossiers for COLA rankings of tenured faculty teaching (6), tenure-track faculty teaching (4), outside tenure-track faculty teaching (11), distance education teaching (2), dean’s accolade (2), undergraduate advisor (2); graduate advisor (1). Reviewed full dossiers for COLA 6 non-tenure-stream, 4 tenured, 4 tenure-track, 1 dean’s accolade, 2 distance education, 1 undergraduate advising and 1 graduate advising awards.
    • Sept 2019 to  Aug 2020 co-chair and representative to College of Liberal Arts committees
      Dept. Art & Art History organized research and teaching award committee
      Nomination letters and feedback on departmental applications for University teaching awards, advising awards, applications for Outstanding and Distinguished Distinguished Record of Research/Creative Activity, REP and FDL departmental applications
    • Past to  Oct 2019 Guest Speaker
      UTA Retirees Club
      1-hour presentation on 'Art and the Human Condition'
    • Past to  Sept 2019 Guest Speaker
      HUMA 3330 Introduction to Medical Humanities
      2-hour practice in The Gallery at UT A in art observation and description for Dr. Steven Gellman's interdisciplinary class HUMA 3330 Introduction to Medical Humanities
    • Sept 2018 to  Aug 2019 Committee Member
      art history division
      as tenured faculty, advise majors and review portfolio of art history graduating seniors. write letters of recommendation for graduate schools or professional applications, assist with development (e.g. workshops on writing).
    • Sept 2018 to  Aug 2019 Committee Member
      College of Liberal Arts Research Awards Committee
      offer feedback to drafts, review, rank and write recommendations for 12 departments' proposals for FDL and REP awards, Outstanding and Distinguished Record of Research and Creative activity awards: Reviewed 3 REP, 12 FDL, 2 Outstanding Activity and 2 Distinguished Activity applications
    • Sept 2018 to  Aug 2019 Committee Member
      College of Liberal Arts Teaching Awards Committee
      review applications from 12 departments: 32academy of distinguished teachers, 5 provost's teaching award, 7 Ward endowment, 1 Piper, 9 president's teaching award, 2 tenured teaching, 3 TT teaching, 8 NT teaching, 1 DE teaching, 3 dean's accolade, 21 undergraduate advisor
    • Sept 2018 to  Aug 2019 institutional advancement meetings re donors and alumni
      institutional advancement
      as former Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, met repeatedly with development director for COLA and periodically with University Advancement personnel. Attended events (Pre-Law, Disability Studies, etc.) for programs begun under my leadership, etc.
    • Sept 2018 to  Aug 2019 committee co-chair
      Organized Research and Teaching Awards
      offer feedback to drafts, review, rank and write recommendations for departmental proposals for FDL and REP awards, Outstanding and Distinguished Record of Research and Creative activity awards, Teaching awards (T, TT, NT, DE), endowment awards (dean's accolade) .
    • Past to  Jan 2019 Guest Speaker
      Medical Humanities program
      training in visual analysis and observation for students in HUMA 3340 Introduction to Medical Humanities (interdisciplinary minor)
    • Sept 2017 to  Aug 2018 Committee Member
      art history division
      as tenured faculty, advise majors and review portfolio of art history graduating seniors. write letters of recommendation for graduate schools or professional applications, assist with development.
    • Sept 2017 to  Aug 2018 Committee Member
      chair's advisory committee
      represent art history division on committee advising the department chair for policies and documents
    • Sept 2017 to  Aug 2018 institutional advancement meetings re donors and alumni
      Institutional Advancement
      as former Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, met repeatedly with development director for COLA and periodically with University Advancement personnel. Attended events (Pre-Law, Disability Studies, etc.) for programs begun under my leadership, etc.
    • Sept 2017 to  Aug 2018 Faculty Mentor
      university faculty mentor program
      mentor to Associate Professor in School of Social Work throughout 2017-2018
    • Past to  Apr 2018 Attendee, Meeting
      ad hoc committee on museum studies
      participated in meeting of art history, museum studies, library and history faculty, staff and administrators re establishment of interdisciplinary program in museum studies
    • Sept 2016 to  Aug 2017 Committee Member
      College of Liberal Arts Teaching Awards Committee
      review applications from 12 departments: 3 academy of distinguished teachers, 5 provost's teaching award, 5 Ward endowment, 9 president's teaching award, 5 tenure teaching, 4 TT teaching, 2 NT teaching, 1 DE teaching, 4 dean's accolade, 2 undergraduate advisor, 1 graduate advisor . more than 800 pages of dossier material

Service to the Profession

    • Nov 2020 to  Nov 2020
      Reviewer, Book (London, United Kingdom)
      Routledge Press
      Reviewed book manuscript (358 pages) relating to French Romanticism, art, history, literature.
    • Sept 2020 to  Oct 2020
      Reviewer, Journal Article (London, U.K.)
      Print Quarterly
      Asked to review 15-page manuscript regarding lithographs by Delacroix, my area of specialization.
    • Dec 2018 to  Dec 2018
      consultant (New York, New York, US)
      Metropolitan Museum of Art
      identified subject of painting by collector on the advice of the curator of 19th century French painting, who then asked for copies of my documentation
    • July 2018 to  July 2018
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer (Philadelphia, PA, US)
      Penn State University Press
      requested an endorsement for publicity of Michèle Hannoosh, Eugène Delacroix’s ‘Journey to the Maghreb and Andalusia, 1832: Full Text of the Travel Notebooks, ‘Memories of a Visit to Morocco,’ “A Jewish Wedding,’ and Preparatory Notes (to be published by Penn State in 2019)

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Past to  Mar 2017
      Guest Speaker (Fort Worth, TX, US)
      Kimbell Art Museum
      1 hour docent orientation presentation on two works in the collection: "A New Way to Paint the Passions: David's Anger of Achilles and Delacroix's Selim and Zuleika"
    • Past to  July 2016
      Guest Speaker (Dallas, TX, US)
      Dallas Museum of Art
      1 hour gallery walk presentation on 5 works in the collection during Late Night Friday The French Revolution: "An education in heads and hearts"
    • Past to  July 2015
      Guest Speaker (Arlington, TX, US)
      Arlington Museum of Art
      guest speaker for national traveling exhibition "Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre"
    • Past to  June 2012
      Guest Speaker (Arlington, TX, US)
      Arlington Museum of Art
      guest speaker for national traveling exhibition "Rembrandt : an Evolution of Etchings