Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Early Medieval/Romanesque/Gothic Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2008

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Badamo, Heather, “Among Byzantines and Muslims: Medieval Coptic Representations of Military Saints, ca. 650–1300 CE” (Michigan, T. Thomas)

Bare, Ceil, “Achilles and the Roman Aristocrat: The Ambrosian Iliad as a Social Statement in the Late Antique Period” (Florida State, P. Gerson)

Bass, Caitlin, "Home behind the Wall: An Investigation into the Living Spaces of Late Medieval German Convents" (Brown, S. Bonde)

Berenbeim, Jessica, "Art and History in the Sherborne Missal: Legal Consciousness and Monastic Culture in England, ca.1400" (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

Besancon, Cathrine, “The French Romanesque Portals of Moissac, Souillac, and Beaulieu: A Response to the Papel Reform Movement and Popular Hersey” (USC, C. Malone)

Bromberg, Sarah E., “The Fifteenth-Century Context and Reception History of the Illuminations in Nicholas of Lyra’s Postilla super totam bibliam” (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

Bruck, Laura K., “Word into Deed: Text and Image in Thirteenth-Century Parisian Portable Bibles” (Northwestern, S. Hindman)

Canning, Jonathan, "The Stone-Cage Chantry Chapel and the Architecture of Perpetual Commemoration in Late Medieval England" (Columbia, S. Murray)

Chubb, Taryn, "Preaching to the Masses: The Visual Presence of the Dominican Order in Late Medieval Valencia" (Cornell University, C. Robinson)

Cochran, Jennifer, “Late Medieval Wooden Devotional Sculpture in Ireland” (Penn State, E. Smith)

Cochrane, Laura, “'Where there is no time': The Quadrivium and Images of Eternity in Eleventh-Century Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts” (Delaware, L. Nees)

Cornett, Maren, "Or dient les images (Now the Images Speak): Visual Narrative in BN fr. 95" (Yale, R. Nelson, R. H. Bloch)

Crites, Danya A., "From Mosque to Cathedral: The Social and Political Significations of Mudejar Architecture in Late Medieval Seville” (Iowa, R. Bork)

D’Antonio, Aurelia, "Throwing Stones at Friars: The Church of San Francesco in Piacenza" (Duke, C. Bruzelius)

Donovan, Erin Kathleen, “The Culture of Crusade in Fifteenth-Century Burgundy, (UIUC, A. Hedeman)

Doquang, Mailan, “Rayonnant Funerary Chapels: Architectural Additions and Changing Contexts in French Gothic” (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg)

Drimmer, Sonja, “The Visual Language of Vernacular Manuscript Illumination: John Gower’s Confessio Amantis (Pierpont Morgan MS M.126)” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Finch, Julia A., “Implications of Medieval Literacy for Late-Medieval Visual Culture (1200–1500): From the Virgin Mary to the Lay Reader” (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

Fisher, Susannah, "Materializing the Word: Early Medieval Book Covers" (Rutgers, E. Thunø)

Foster, Elisa, “Imaging and Imagining Notre Dame du Puy: The Afterlife of a Medieval Virgin in Majesty Statue” (Brown, S. Bonde)

Fluke, Meredith, “Building across the Sacred Landscape: The Romanesque Churches of Verona and Their Urban Context” (Columbia, S. Murray, H. Klein)

Foster-Campbell, Megan H., “Reading Pilgrimage: Pilgrims' Badges in Late Medieval Devotional Texts” (UIUC, A. Hedeman)

Fozi, Shirin, "The Body Recast and Revived: Figural Tomb Sculpture in the Holy Roman Empire, 1080–1160" (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

Funk, Carla, “Visualizing Identity: The Decoration and Transformation of the Palazzo Datini in Prato” (Emory, E. Pastan)

Gardner-Feldman, Nancy, “Aumonieres, 13th-Century Embroidered Narratives” (Chicago, R. Zorach)

Gearhart, Heidi, "Theophilus' On Diverse Arts: The Persona of the Artist and the Production of Art in the Twelfth Century" (Michigan, E. Sears)

Guérin, Sarah, “‘Tears of Compunction’: French Gothic Ivories in Devotional Practice” (Toronto, A. Cohen)

Guilbeau, Phillip, “El Paular: Anatomy of a Charterhouse” (Michigan, E. Sears)

Gustafson, Erik, “Tradition and Renewal in the Thirteenth-Century Franciscan Architecture of Tuscany” (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg)

Hanan, Melanie, “Romanesque Casket Reliquaries: Forms, Meanings, Development and Imagery” (IFA/NYU, J. Alexander)

Herbert, Lynley Anne, "Lux Vita: The Majesty and Humanity of Christ in the Gospels of Sainte-Croix of Poitiers" (Delaware, L. Nees)

Hindin, S. Adam, “Knowledge, Memory, and Ethnic Commitment in Bohemian Visual Culture, 1198–1458” (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

Jolliffe, Melissa, “The Role of the Choir Screen Images at Notre-Dame of Paris” (Emory, E. Pastan)

Katz, Dana, “A Changing Mosaic: Multicultural Exchange in the Norman Palaces of Twelfth-Century Sicily” (Toronto, J. Caskey)

Katz, Melissa, "Interior Motives: The Triptych Virgin in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia" (Brown. S. Bonde)

Klima, Alice, "A Study of Roudnice Abbey" (Brown, S. Bonde)

Kelley, Emily, "Piety and the Merchant Patron: A Case Study of Merchant Patronage in Early Sixteenth-Century Burgos" (Cornell, C. Robinson)

Kibbey, D. Marshall, "Historical Assemblage and the Aggregate Object in the Later Middle Ages" (Yale, C. Wood)

Kirkwood, Kevanne, “On Inventive Scribes and Visual Literacy in Western Books: The Bobbio Orosius and the Earliest Medieval Manuscripts from Bobbio” (Delaware, L. Nees)

Kitzinger, Beatrice, "Real Presence and Ritual Presence: The Early Medieval Liturgical Cross and Its Representations" (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

Kornfeld, Abby, “On the Margins: Cultural and Artistic Interaction in the British Library Haggadah Manuscript Additional 14761” (IFA/NYU, J. Alexander)

Kozlowski, Sarah, "Intersections of Icon and Portrait in Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century Naples" (Yale, C. Wood)

Kralik, Christine, “A Matter of Life and Death: Illuminating the ‘Three Living and the Three Dead’ in Late Medieval Manuscripts” (Toronto, J. Caskey)

Labatt, Annie, “In Search of the ‘Eastern’ Image: Sacred Painting in Eighth- and Ninth-Century Rome” (Yale, R. Nelson)

Labunski, Meagan Green, "Friars in the City: Mendicant Architecture and Pious Practice in Medieval Verona (ca. 1220–ca. 1375)" (Duke, C. Bruzelius)

Lachat, Isabelle, "Offering the Sacred Word: Alcuin, Charlemagne, and the Gospels of Sta. Maria ad Martyres (Trier, Stadtbibliothek, cod. 23)" (Delaware, L. Nees)

Lakey, Christopher, "Relief in Perspective: Medieval Italian Sculpture and the Rise of Optical Aesthetics,” (UC, Berkeley, W. Davis, J. Jung)

Larocco-Boyce, Elizabeth, "Miracula Sanctae Virginis: Marian Miracle Illustration in the Thirteenth-Century Manuscripts of Gautier de Coinci's Les Miracles de Notre Dame" (Yale, W. Cahn)

Locke, Alison, "Visuality and Experience in the Twelfth-Century Church of Castel Sant'Elia, Near Nepi, Viterbo" (Yale, M. Georgopoulou)

Marsengill, Katherine, “Portrait and Icon: Between Reality and Holiness in Byzantium” (Princeton, S. Ćurčić)

Martin, Kathryn E., “The Politics of Devotion: Saints Erik, Olaf, and Birgitta in Late Medieval Swedish Art” (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

McQuillen, John T., “In Manuscript and Print: The Fifteenth-Century Library of Scheyern Abbey” (Toronto, A. Cohen)

Milanovic, Ljubomir, “To Move a Body: Visual Representations of the Translatio of Relics in the Middle Ages; The Case of St. Stephen” (Rutgers, A. St. Clair Harvey)

Miller, Amy Rebecca, “The Lithic Landscape: Transformations in Stone in Medieval Cumbria” (Toronto, A. Cohen)

Miller, Jeffrey, “The Building Program of Walter de Gray: Architectural Production and Reform in the Archdiocese of York” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Milliner, Matthew, “The Virgin of the Passion: Development, Dissemination, and Afterlife of a Byzantine Icon Type” (Princeton, S. Ćurčić)

Miyamoto, Gabriella, “The Arca Santa of Oviedo: Recreating the Sancta Sanctorum though the Typological Assimiliation of the Ark of the Covenant to a Christian Reliquary Altar” (Rutgers, E. Thunø)

Montgomery, Leanne, "The Carolingian Cathedral at Cologne: Form and Context" (Indiana, Bloomington, W. E. Kleinbauer)

Monti, Elizabeth, “The Patronage of the Avignon Anti-Pope Clement VII (1378–1396)” (IFA/NYU, J. Alexander)

Morris, April, Jehan, "Imag[in]ing the East: Threat and Desire in the Aquitaine, 1095–1195" (UT Austin, J. Holladay)

Naumann, Jennifer, “Playing the Game of Art: Constructing Identity in Late Medieval France” (Florida State, R. Emmerson)

Nevins, Teresa, “Viewing Revelation: Text and Image in Ninth-Century Apocalypse Manuscripts” (Delaware, L. Nees)

Perratore, Julia, "Romanesque on the Frontier: The Architectural Sculpture of Santa María de Uncastillo" (Pennsylvania, R. Maxwell)

Pizzinato, Riccardo, “Exitus et Reditus: The Codex Aureus of Saint Emmeram as Pictorial Exegesis” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Prescher, Amy, "Saxon Convent Architecture: The Diocese of Halberstadt in the High Middle Ages" (Yale, J. Jung)

Salgirli, Saygin, “From Thirteenth-Century Toulouse to Fifteenth-Century Serres: A Comparative Study of Dissent, Authority, Architecture, and Space” (SUNY Binghamton, B. Abou-El-Haj)

Sbisà, Tiziana, "The Cathedral at Nicosia in the Age of Frederick II and Louis IX: Issues of Patronage, Structure, and Meaning" (Case Western Reserve, C. Burroughs)

Seasonwein, Johanna, “The Nursing Queen: Sculptures of the Virgo Lactans in Late Medieval France” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Silvers, Holly, "The Poitevin Low Road: Profanity in the Ecclesiastical Sculpture of Romanesque Saintonge" (Indiana, Bloomington, D. Reilly)

Sizonenko, Tatiana, "Artists as Agents in Venice: Artistic Exchange and Cultural Translation with the Mamluks, Constantinople, and Moscow, 1400–1500" (UC San Diego, J. Greenstein)

Spiro, Anna Lee, "The Façade of San Zeno in Verona: A Banner Worthy of Defense" (Columbia, J. Beck)

Stancioiu, Cristina, “Everyday Life and Cultural Exchange: The Evidence of Material Culture from Rhodes, Cyprus, and Crete from the Thirteenth through the Sixteenth Century” (UCLA, S. Gerstel)

Stankovic, Nebojsa, “Framing the Monastic Ritual: Architecture and Liturgy of the Byzantine Church Narthexes on Mount Athos (10th–15th Centuries)” (Princeton, S. Ćurčić)

Stead, Adam R., “Decorating St. Kunibert: Art, Patronage, and Institutional Identities in Thirteenth-Century Cologne” (Toronto, A. Cohen)

Suda, Alexandra, “The Making of Girona Martyrology and the Cult of Saints in Late Medieval Bohemia” (IFA/NYU, J. Alexander)

Sullivan, Timothy, "Interactions between Codex and Panel" (Yale, C. Wood)

Svevo, Rebekah Perry, “Public Piety, Communal Memory, and Civic Identity in the Art and Architecture of Late Medieval Tivoli” (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

Tanton, Kristine, “The Marking of Monastic Space: Inscribed Language on Romanesque Capitals” (USC, C. Malone)

Tilghman, Benjamin, "The Symbolic Use of Ornament and Calligraphy in the Book of Kells and Insular Art" (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Ward, Flora, “Constructing the Cámara Santa: Architecture, History, and Authority in Medieval Oviedo” (Toronto, J. Caskey)

Wearing, Shannon, “The Artistic Patronage of the First Count-Kings of Aragón-Catalonia (1150–1196)” (IFA/NYU, J. Alexander)

Webb, Karen, “Medieval Manuscript Diagrams, Architectural Structures, and Their Relationship” (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

Whatley, Laura J., "Localizing the Holy Land: the Visual Culture of Crusade in England, ca. 1140–1400” (UIUC, A. Hedeman)

Whittington, Karl, "The Body-Worlds of Opicino de Canistris, Artist and Visionary (1296–ca.1354)" (UC Berkeley, W. Davis)

Woodworth, Matthew, “The Thirteenth-Century Choir and Transepts of Beverley Minster” (Duke, C. Bruzelius)