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Michelle Reynolds

Michelle Reynolds is a PhD student in Art History and Visual Culture and English at the University of Exeter. Her thesis is on the relationship between the professionalisation of Victorian and Edwardian women illustrators and cartoonists in Britain and the emergence of the New Woman feminist ideal and cultural icon. More broadly, her research interests include art and literature from the nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries, focusing on women artists and writers, gender and sexuality, print and exhibition culture, photography, film, and fashion. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art (major) and History of Art (minor) from the University of Kansas, an MA in Photography from the University of Plymouth, and an MA in Art History and Museum Curating with Photography from the University of Sussex. Her biography of the poster designer and illustrator Ethel Reed for Yellow Nineties 2.0 was published in 2022. Plans for forthcoming publications include articles on Florence Claxton, Marie Duval, Jessie Marion King, and Pamela Colman Smith. In 2023, she was awarded the Amy P. Goldman Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite Studies hosted by the University of Delaware Library and the Delaware Art Museum and a Dissertation Fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin. She has volunteered for The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum at the University of Exeter for the last two years, cataloguing new and old acquisitions while also curating and installing her own display on the New Woman in interwar cinema.

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