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Christopher Reed

Christopher  Reed

Professor of English and Visual Culture

2009 Faculty Seminar Fellow

Room 115
224 S. Allen Street

State College , Pennsylvania 16801
Office Phone: (814) 865-4242


  1. Ph.D. 1991, M.A., 1985, Department of History of Art, Yale University.
  2. B.A. summa cum laude, 1984, Amherst College.
  3. Junior year at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, New York City, 1982-83.


Christopher Reed holds a Ph. D. in art history, and joined Penn State in 2007 as Associate Professor of English and Visual Culture. His most recent publication is the catalog forRooms of their Own: The Bloomsbury Artists in American Collections, an exhibition that is touring various university museums concluding with the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State during the summer of 2010. His earlier books include Bloomsbury Rooms: Modernism, Subculture, and Domesticity (2004), A Roger Fry Reader (1996), and the anthology Not at Home: The Suppression of Domesticity in Modern Art and Architecture (1996). He has forthcoming two books: The Chrysanthème Papers: The Pink Notebook of Madame Chrysanthème and other Documents of French Japonisme and Art and Homosexuality: A History of Ideas.