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, 2014

Show completed dissertations

Andyshak, Sarah, “Jesus as Exegesis: Visual Interpretation in the Moralized Bible, circa 1225–1235” (Florida State, S. Leitch, R. Emmerson)

Bovenmyer, Peter, “Alternative Anatomies: Medieval Bodies Opened and Imagined” (Wisconsin, Madison, T. Dale)

Brennan, Christine, “The Brummer Gallery and Its Impact on the Market for Medieval Art and Collectors in Twentieth-Century Paris and New York” (Bard Graduate Center, D. Krohn)

Bricker, Brianna, “Virtue from Necessity in the Urban Waterworks of Roman Asia Minor” (UC Santa Barbara, F. Yegul)

Bryda, Gregory C., “The Spiritual Wood of Late Gothic Germany” (Yale, J. Jung, C. Wood)

Carter, Deirdre, “Art, History, and the Creation of Monastic Identity at Late Medieval St. Albans Abbey” (Florida State, L. Jones, R. Emmerson)

Chapman, Stephanie, “‘Blessyngs with Blacke Beads’: An Investigation of Jet Objects in Medieval Britain” (Missouri, A. Stanton)

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

Danford, Rachel, “Manipulating Matter: Stucco Sculpture in the Early Middle Ages” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Dechant, D. Lyle, “‘daz wir ein ander vinden fro’: Readers and Performers of the Codex Manesse” (Yale, J. Jung)

Dennis, Nathan S., “Performing Paradise in the Early Christian Baptistery: Art, Liturgy, and the Transformation of Vision” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Di Lodovico, Daniele, “Wooden Sculptures and the Making of Devotion in Central Italy from the Twelfth Century through the Fifteenth Century” (University of Washington, S. Lingo)

Dodson, Alexandra, “Carmelites in the Commune: Promoting the Holy Land in Central Italy in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries” (Duke, C. Bruzelius)

Doyle, Maeve, “The Portrait Potential: Gender and Devotion in Representations of Book Owners in Northern French Prayer Books, 1230–1330” (Bryn Mawr, D. Kinney)

Fee, Carey, “per Sanctum Vultum de Luca!: The Volto Santo and Pilgrimage to Lucca in the Eleventh through Fourteenth Centuries” (Florida State, P. Gerson)

Ferguson, Brigit, “Controlling Passions: Emotional Expression in Thirteenth-Century German Sculpture” (UC Santa Barbara, C. E. Armi)

Gorjeltchan Alexandra, “Sacred Space and Monastic Identity at Saint-Aubin in Angers, 1050–1150” (Toronto, A. Cohen)

Gratson, Scott, “A Stratification of Death in the Northern Renaissance: A Reconsideration of the Cadaver Tombs of England and Germany” (Temple, A. West)

Grayburn, Jennifer, “Transmitting Power: Twelfth-Century Coastal Churches in the North Sea World” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Gillette, Amy, “Sing, Choirs of Angels! The Music of Angels at S. Maria Novella and S. Croce, Florence” (Temple, E. Bolman)

Griebeler, Andrew, “The Illustrated Greek Herbal and Its Afterlife” (UC Berkeley, B. Fricke)

Griggs, Nicole, “Reconsidering the Early Gothic Choir in Twelfth-Century Northern France” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Grollemond, Larisa, “Necessary Luxury: The Illuminated Manuscript at the French Courts, ca. 1460–1520” (Pennsylvania, L. Silver)

Guyot, Elsa, “Étude critique des mises en exposition et du discours muséal québécois depuis le milieu du XXe siècle sur le patrimoine du Moyen Âge” (Université de Montréal, C. Bernier; Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III, G. Mallet)

Halpern, Galia, “Open Geography and the Illuminated Mandeville’s Travels” (IFA/NYU, C. Eisler)

Hansen, Lindsey, “The Bishop Performed: Sculpture, Liturgy, and the Formation of Episcop” (Indiana , D. Reilly)

Howells, SaraLouise, “Funerary Arts Depicting Men-at-Arms and Knights during the Thirteenth through the mid-Sixteenth Centuries in France” (Penn State, E. Smith)

Hundley, Catherine E., “The Round Church Movement in Twelfth-Century England: Crusaders, Pilgrims, and the Holy Sepulchre” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Iacobellis, Lisa, “Grant peine et grant diligence: Visualizing the Author in Late Medieval Manuscripts” (Ohio State, K.Whittington)

Jackson, Denva, “In the Footsteps of Our Fathers: Identity Construction and the Rise of the Eremitical Ideal in Morgan Library’s Vitae patrum, M. 626” (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

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

Keelmann, Lehti Mairike, “Bachelors Bridging the Baltic: The Artistic Ambitions of the Tallinn Brotherhood of the Black Heads, ca. 1400–1550” (Michigan, A. Timmermann)

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

Kim, Robin, “Recontextualizing the Santo Sepulcro in Torres del Rio: Historiography and Islamic Influence in Navarre” (Bryn Mawr, D. Kinney)

Lange, Henrike, “Relief Effects: Giotto’s Triumph” (Yale, L. B. Kanter)

Lansdowne, John, “The Dead Christ on Display at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome” (Princeton, C. E. Barber; Johns Hopkins, N. Zchomelidse)

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)

Laverock, Ashley, “The Visual Hagiography of St. Margaret of Antioch in Thirteenth-Century Stained Glass in Europe” (Emory, E. Pastan)

Loic, Erika, “The Ripoll Bibles: Monastic Practice, Unity, and Continuity in Medieval Spain” (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

Lucca, Maria, “Renaissance Siena as a Case Study of Cross-Cultural Exchange in Central Italy” (CUNY, E. Richter)

Luther, Stephanie, “Gifts and Giving in Architectural Sculpture of the Holy Roman Empire, ca. 1150– 1235” (Yale, J. Jung)

Lyons, Jennifer, “The Legend of Saint Theophilus and the Virgin Mary: Cult and Embodiment in Northern Europe, Eleventh–Fourteenth C.” (Emory, E. Pastan)

Majeed, Risham, “Alternating Alterities: Medieval and African Art in Nineteenth-Century France” (Columbia, S. Murray; S. Vogel)

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

Mitrovici, Ana, “Of Water and Healing: Ad Mediam and Hercules in the Context of Imperial Roman Expansion and the Provinces” (UC Santa Barbara, F. Yegul)

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)

Moland, Hannah, “The Spiritual Altar of the Heart: Portable Altars of Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Germany” (Toronto, A. Cohen)

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

Nieman, Richard, “Monuments to God and Man: The Local Churches of Cruciform Plan in Anglo-Norman Sussex and the New Norman Aristocracy” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

O’Neill, Rory, “Gothic on the Edge: Light, Levitation, and Seismic Culture in the Medieval Religious Architecture of the Eastern Mediterranean” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Partridge, Joy, “Thinking Through Diagrams: Abstract Imagery and Thought in Late Medieval Astronomical and Cosmological Diagrams” (CUNY, C. Hahn)

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

Pesenti, Roberto, “Artistic Circulation between France and Venice in the Fourteenth Century” (Columbia, H. Klein)

Platts, Christopher, “Lingua lagunare: Paolo Veneziano (ca. 1290–1358/1362) and the Rise of Venetian Gothic Painting” (Yale, R. Nelson; L. Kanter)

Pugliano, Beth, “All Those Who Fight: Violence, Justice, and the Motif of Paired Combatants in Medieval Art, ca. 1000–1215” (Boston, D. Kahn)

Raucher, Meredith, “Blood on the Cross: The Crucifixus Dolorosus and Violence in Italian Medieval Art” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Sanecki, Jamie, “Cathedral and Commune in Medieval Lucca: The Sculpture of S. Martino” (Pennsylvania, R. Ousterhout; IFA/NYU, R. Maxwell)

Smine, Rima, “Two Syriac Lectionaires from Northern Iraq, Vat. Syr. 559 and British Library Syr. Add. 7170” (IFA/NYU, T. Mathews)

Smith, Rebecca A., “Measuring the Past: A New Prospective on the Architecture of Reims Cathedral” (Iowa, R. Bork)

Streahle, Kristen E.G., “Crafting Nobility in Trecento Palermo: The Painted Ceiling of the Palazzo Chiaramonte Steri and the Baronial Revolution” (Cornell, C. Robinson)

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

Stewart, Zachary, “The Integrated Interior: Parish Church Architecture in Eastern England, ca.1350–1550” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Sturm, Jaqueline, “The Bishop, his House, and his Church: Early Medieval Episcopal Complexes in the Mediterranean (AD 300–600)” (Princeton, C. E. Barber; John Hopkins, N. Zchomelidse)

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)

Sullo, Nicole Paxton, “The Art of Memory in Byzantium during the Later Middle Ages” (Yale, R. Nelson)

Sweeney, Kyle, “Fancying Gothic: Architecture and Society in Normandy, 1480–1520” (Rice, L. Neagley)

Szalay, Gabriella, “Materializing the Past: The History of Art and Natural History in Germany, 1750–1800” (Columbia, K. Moxey)

Tillery, Laura, “The Hanse as Artistic Network: Late-Medieval Media, Mobility, and Mercantile Identity in Hanseatic Lübeck, ca. 1450–1550” (Pennsylvania, L. Silver)

Triplett, Edward, “Architectural Reconquest: The Fortified Presence of Christian Military Orders on the Iberian Border with Islam (1150–1400)” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Valle, Chiara, “Woven Words in the Lindisfarne Gospels” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Walton, Ann, “Lincoln Castle: The Afterlife of One of England’s Urban Castles” (Penn State, E. Smith)

Wearing, Shannon, “Power and Style: The Liber Feudorum Maior and the Court of Alfonso II, King of Aragón and Count of Barcelona (r.1162–1196)” (IFA/NYU, J. Alexander)

Westerby, Matthew, “Religious Experience and Monastic Identity in Romanesque Sculpture at Santa Maria de Ripoll (Catalonia), 1030–1180” (Wisconsin, Madison, T. Dale)