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Benoit Beaulieu

Benoit Beaulieu is currently a PhD candidate in the Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Art History at Concordia University. After receiving his BA in Art History from UQAM, he completed his MA in Art History at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. He is the recipient of a Canada Graduate Scholarship and a Concordia University Graduate Fellowship. His doctoral research focuses on the self-construction of French dandy Robert de Montesquiou through his interiors and archive. Benoit is particularly interested in the topics of genders and sexuality during the end of the nineteenth century in the European visual and material cultures.

Thesis Title: Robert de Montesquiou’s Interiors: Locus of Control

Supervisor: Dr. John Potvin

Research Interests:

  • Genders and Sexualities
  • 19th Century Europe
  • Interior and Design Studies
  • Visual Studies
  • Queer Archives
  • Self-Fashioning
  • Dandyism


  • ARTH 357 Studies in the History of Craft and Decorative Arts: Gender, Sexuality and the French Interior During the Long 19th Century
  • ARTH 366 Studies in 19th-Century Art and Architecture: European Art & Design
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