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, 2011

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

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

Berenbeim, Jessica, “Art of Documentation: The Sherborne Missal and the Role of Documents in English Medieval Art” (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

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

Bogdanski, Candice, “Introducing the North to the West: Positioning Nidaros Cathedral of Trondheim, Norway in the Canon of Medieval Architecture” (York University, M. Thurlby)

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

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

Bücheler, Anna, “Enhancing Sacred Matter: Textiles and Textile Ornament in Medieval German Manuscripts” (Toronto, A. Cohen)

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

Chunko, Betsy, “English Misericords and the Late-Medieval Subject, ca. 1300–1535” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Cochran Anderson, Jennifer, “Touching Wood: Wooden Devotional Sculpture in Ireland, 1100–1800” (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)

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

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

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

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

Fee, Carey, “per Sanctum Vultum de Luca! Il Volto Santo and the Face of 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)

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

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” (Brown, S. Bonde)

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)

Griffith, Karlyn, “Antichrist, Eschatology, and Romance in the Illustrated Harley Apocalypse, Sibylle Tiburtine, and Tournament of Antichrist (MSS Harley 4972 and Douce 308)” (Florida State, P. Gerson)

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)

Harper, Alexander, “Patronage in the Re-Christianized Landscape of Angevin Apulia: The Rebuilding of Luceria Sarracenorum into Civitas Sanctae Mariae” (Toronto, J. Caskey)

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)

Howells, SaraLouise, “Funerary Arts Depicting Men-at-Arms and Knights during the 13th through the mid-16th Centuries in France” (Penn State, E. Smith)

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)

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: The ‘Three Living and the Three Dead’ in Late Medieval Manuscripts” (Toronto, J. Caskey)

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)

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)

Luther, Stephanie, “Sacrifices, Gifts, and Donations in Architectural Sculpture of the Holy Roman Empire, 1170–1235” (Yale, J. Jung)

Lvovski, Ronald, “Building a Multicultural Middle Ages: Early Medieval Architecture in Spain as Bearer of Convivencia” (York University, M. Thurlby)

Lyons, Jennifer, “The Virgin Mary and Theophilus: Image, Miracle, and Cult in Medieval France” (Emory, E. Pastan)

Majeed, Risham, “Alternating Alterities: Exhibiting Medieval and African Art at the Trocadéro, 1878–1937” (Columbia, S. Murray, S. Vogel)

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

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

Miller, Amy, “The Stones of 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)

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

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

Morris, April, “Imag[in]ing the East: Visualizing the Threat of Islam and the Desire for the Holy Land in Twelfth-Century Aquitaine” (UT Austin, J. Holladay)

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)

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)

Pawelchak, Nadia, “Medieval Art, Audiences, Embodied Responses, and Cognitive Theory” (Florida State, P. Gerson)

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)

Porthé, Rainbow, “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)

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(less) on the Cross: The Crucifix and Its Function in Late Medieval Tuscany” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Sanecki, Jamie, “Building a City around the Face of God: Sculpture and Architecture in Lucca, 1100–1250” (Pennsylvania, R. Maxwell)

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, “Rebuilding St. Kunibert: Artistic Integration, 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)

Stielau, Allison, “Metalwork and the Reformation, ca. 1480–1532” (Yale, C. Wood)

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)

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, “The Relationship between Castle and Cathedral in English Medieval Towns” (Penn State, E. Smith)

Walton, Ann, “The Relationship between Castle and Cathedral in English Medieval Towns” (Penn State, E. Smith)

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)

Weiss, Jessica, “Juan de Flandes and the Commoditization of Style in Isabelline Spain” (UT Austin, J. Smith)

Zweig, Benjamin, “Unforgivable Sin: Depicting Suicide in Medieval Art, 1100–1400” (Boston, D. Kahn)