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, 2009

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Anderson, Benjamin, “World Image after World Empire: The Ptolemaic Cosmos in the Early Middle Ages” (Bryn Mawr, D. Kinney)

Anderson, Jennifer Cochran, “Late Medieval Irish Wooden Figure Sculptures” (Penn State, E. Smith)

Badamo, Heather, “Image and Identity: Representations of Military Saints in Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean” (Michigan, T. Thomas, E. Sears)

Bass, Caitlin, “Home behind the Wall: The Living Spaces of Late Medieval German Convents” (Brown, S. Bonde)

Berenbeim, Jessica, “Art of Documentation: The Sherborne Missal, Legal Consciousness, and Monastic Culture, ca.1400” (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

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

Black, Krysta L., “The León Bible of 960 and Early Spanish Bible Illustration” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Verkerk)

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

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

Buecheler, Anna, “Enhancing Sacred Matter: Textiles and Ornament in Medieval German Manuscripts and Metalwork, 800–1200” (Toronto, A. Cohen)

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

Coffey, Heather, “Joachim of Fiore’s Liber Figurarum and Apocalyptic Discourses in Duecento and Trecento Italy” (Indiana, Bloomington, D. Reilly)

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

Cree, Sarah, “Taddeo di Bartolo and the Uses of the Past in Early Quattrocento Painting” (Yale, A. Dunlop)

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)

Doyle, Maeve, “Portraiture in Medieval Prayer Books, 1290–1320” (Bryn Mawr, D. Kinney)

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

Dujakovic, Maja, “On Books and Death: The Danse Macabre Printed Books in the Fifteenth Century” (University of British Columbia, C. Knicely)

Falk, Brooke, “Assaults on the Faith: Imagining Jews and Creating Christians in the Late Middle Ages” (Rutgers, L. Weigert)

Feltman, Jennifer, “Preaching, Penance, and Purgatory: Moral Theology and the Iconography of the Last Judgment in the Architectural Sculpture of Thirteenth-Century France” (Florida State, P. Gerson)

Fernandez, Catherine, “Quidam lapis preciosus qui vocatur Cammaheu: The Medieval Afterlife of the Gemma Augustea at Saint-Sernin of Toulouse” (Emory, E. Pastan)

Finch, Julia, “Bibles en images and the Implications of Narrative and Translation for Late Medieval Visual Culture: NYPL Spencer 22” (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

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

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

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

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, Thirteenth-Century Embroidered Narratives” (Chicago, R. Zorach)

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

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)

Herman, Nicholas, “Jean Bourdichon (1457–1521): Tradition, Transition, Renewal” (IFA/NYU, J. Alexander)

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)

Kemp, Jamie, “Illuminating Knowledge: Image, Text, and the Aesthetics of Epistemology in the Late Medieval Encyclopaedic Tradition” (University of Victoria, E. Campbell, C. Harding)

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

Kim, Robin H., “The Santo Sepulcro in Torres del Rio and Santa Maria in Eunate, Navarra, Spain” (Bryn Mawr, D. Kinney)

Kitzinger, Beatrice, “Crucifix and Crucifixion in 9th- and 10th-Century Breton Gospelbooks: The Early Medieval Liturgical Cross and Its Representations” (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

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

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

Kozlowski, Sarah K., “Bodies Distant, Dead, and Divine: Intersections of Portrait, Tomb, and Icon 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)

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)

Love, M. Jordan, “‘On Earth as It Is in Heaven’: The Creation of the Bastide Towns of Southwest France” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Majeed, Risham, “Romanesque and Republic: Ethnography and Empire; Exhibiting Medieval and African Art at the Trocadéro, 1878–1937” (Columbia, S. Murray, S. Vogel)

Martin, Kathryn, “The Politics of Devotion in the New Zion: St. Erik in Fifteenth-Century Scandinavian Art and the Emergence of Swedish Nationalism” (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

McNamee, Megan C., “Picturing Number: Visualizing Quadrivial Concepts in the Central Middle Ages” (Michigan, E. Sears)

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)

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

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: The Holy Land as Threat and Desire in the Aquitaine, 1095–1195” (UT Austin, J. Holladay)

Morris, Katherine R., “Going Both Ways: Double-ended Churches and Late Medieval Devotion” (Columbia, S. Murray)

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

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

Panduro, Katherine, “Before the ‘Blueprint’: Architectural Drawings in the Age of Villard de Honnecourt” (Emory, E. Pastan)

Perry, Rebekah, “Public Spectacle, Sacred Image, and Ritual Space: The ‘Inchinata’ Procession in Tivoli and the Visual Experience of Urban Religious Ceremonial in Late Medieval Italy” (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

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

Porthé, Rainbow, “Mourning and Memory in Fifteenth-Century Provençal Art” (Chicago, R. Zorach)

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

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

Silvers, Holly, “The Poitevin Low Road: Profane Vernacular in the Visual Lexicon of Saintongeais Village Churches” (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 Sculpture of Nicholaus in the Context of Twelfth-Century Italian Political History“ (Columbia, H. Klein, D. Rosand)

Staab, Katherine, “Tactile Pleasures: Secular Gothic Ivories” (Penn State, E. Smith)

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

Steinborn, Carly Jane, “Transforming Sacred Space: Image and Materiality in the Orthodox Baptistery of Ravenna” (Rutgers, E. Thunø)

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

Sullivan, Brendan, “‘The Remembrance of Good Men and the Stories of the Deeds of Valiant Men Justly Inflames and Excites the Hearts of Young Knights’: Representing History in the Fifteenth Century” (IFA/NYU, J. Alexander)

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

Swanson, Susan, “The Work of the Magi: Adoration Imagery and Visions of Globalization in Early Modern Europe” (Minnesota, M. Gaudio)

Sympson, Melanie, “Artistic Experimentation and Representational Strategies in Manuscripts of the Roman de la rose” (Michigan, E. Sears)

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

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 Manuscripts, Architectural Structures, and Their Relationships” (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

Weinryb, Ittai, “Under Western Eyes: Bronze and Sculpture at San Zeno in Verona” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

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 Opicinus de Canistris, Artist and Visionary (1296–ca. 1354)” (UC Berkeley, W. Davis)

Woodworth, Matthew, “The Architectural History of Beverley Minster, Yorkshire” (Duke, C. Bruzelius)