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, 2010

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Ackley, Joseph, “Aachen, Essen, Halberstadt: Temporalities, Identities, and Flexibilities of Western Medieval Church Treasuries” (IFA/NYU, J. Alexander)

Ambler, Jessica, “How Fortunate Are Those Whose Walls Already Rise! The Roman Rebuilding of Carthage in Physical City and Constructed Memory” (UC Santa Barbara, F. Yegul)

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

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

Bauer, Doron, “Practice, Habit, and Techne in Romanesque Architectural Sculpture” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

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)

Bjeličić-Miletkov, Bojana, “The Church of the Virgin, Monastery Savina, and Its Place in Late Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art” (Georgia, A. Kirin)

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

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

Bromberg, Sarah, “The Later Context and Reception History of Nicholas of Lyra’s Postilla super totam bibliam: Fifteenth-Century Case Studies” (Pittsburgh, M. A. Stones)

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)

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

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

Coffey, Heather, “Unleashing the Dragon: Picturing Islam in Joachim of Fiore’s Liber Figurarum” (Indiana, D. Reilly)

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

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

Dorger, Ceil, “Studies in the Image of the Madonna Lactans in Late Medieval through Early Modern Italy” (Louisville, C. Fulton)

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)

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

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: Narrative and Translation in New York Public Library Spencer MS 22 and Related Manuscripts” (Pittsburgh, M. A. Stones)

Fisher, Susannah, “Materializing the Word: Ottonian Liturgical Manuscript Covers and Viewer Reception” (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 the Black Madonna of Le Puy: Ritual, Sacred Objects, and Race in Late Medieval and Early Modern France”

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

Gratiy, Rachel, “The Miniatures of the Vie de Saint Denis MS Fr. 2090–2092, the Abbot of Saint-Denis, and the King” (Penn State, E. Smith)

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)

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

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

Hauknes, Marius, “Imago, Figura, Scientia: The Image of the World in 13th-Century Rome” (Princeton, N. Zchomelidse)

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)

Kerrigan, Steven J., “Normandy’s Role in the Development of the Flamboyant Style: Decoration, Meaning, and Exchange in Late Gothic Architecture” (Iowa, R. Bork)

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–10th Century Breton Gospelbooks: The Early Medieval Liturgical Cross and Its Representations” (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

Klima, Alice, “A Bohemian Monastery: The Last Bishop of Prague (1301–1343) and the Augustinian Canons at Roudnice on the Elbe” (Brown, S. Bonde)

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

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)

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

Longenbach, Erica, “Constructing Campanilismo: The Sacred Topography of Ravenna in the Middle Ages” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Verkerk)

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

Lyons, Jennifer, “The Theophilus Miracle and the Cults of the Virgin Mary in Medieval France” (Emory, E. Pastan)

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

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)

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)

Moebus-Bergeron, Susanne, “The Adaptation and Application of Goldsmith Techniques in Medieval Manuscripts from the Early Eleventh to the Mid-Thirteenth Century” (Boston, D. Kahn)

Montgomery, Leanne, “Cologne Cathedral in the Merovingian Period and Beyond” (Indiana, G. Kleinbauer)

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

Morris, April, “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: Architecture and Devotion in the Double-Ended Church of St. Jakob in Rothenburg” (Columbia, S. Murray)

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

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

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

Ortuño, Andrea, “Owning the Exotic: Production of Spanish Lusterware and Its Reception in Western Europe, 1350–1650” (CUNY, J. Ball)

Panduro, Katherine, “Épures and the Dynamics of Architectural Design and Construction in the 13th Century” (Emory, E. Pastan)

Parker, Sarah, “Embodied Reading as Political Action in the Hortus deliciarum” (UT Austin, J. Holladay)

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

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

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

Porthé, Rainbow A., “Planctus Provinciae: Arts of Mourning in Fifteenth-Century Provence” (Chicago, R. Zorach)

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

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

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, “Strategies of Representation 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)