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, 2013

Show completed dissertations

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

Andyshak, Sarah, “The Figure of Christ in the Bibles Moralisées” (Florida State, P. Gerson)

Black, Krysta L., “The León Bible of 960: Sacred History, Christian Kingship, and the Art of the Frontier” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Verkerk)

Bovenmyer, Peter, “Alternative Anatomies: The Medieval Body Opened and Dissected” (Wisconsin, Madison, T. Dale)

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

Bryda, Gregory C., “Vitis viriditas veritas: Wood as Subject and Medium in the Art of Southern Germany, ca. 1500” (Yale, J. Jung, C. Wood)

Bücheler, Anna, “Ornament as Argument: Textile Pages and Textile Metaphors in Medieval German Manuscripts” (Toronto, A. Cohen)

Carter, Deirdre, “Art, History, and the Creation of Monastic Identity at Late-Medieval St. Albans Abbey” (Florida State, P. Gerson)

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

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, A. Wharton)

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)

Dodson, Alexandra, “Carmelite Art and Architecture 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! 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)

Fischer, Elizabeth, “The Depiction of Space in Early Carolingian Gospel Books” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Verkerk)

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

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

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

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)

Grollemond, Larisa, “Image and Power: The Artistic Patronage of French Noblewomen and the Status of the Illuminated Manuscript in the Fifteenth Century” (Pennsylvania, R. Maxwell)

Guyot, Elsa, “Étude sur la mise en exposition de l’art sacré médiéval dans les institutions muséales du Québec” (University of Montreal, C. Bernier)

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

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, C. Barber; John Hopkins, N. Zchomelidse)

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 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)

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” (Michigan, A. Timmermann)

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

Kotoch, Alexandria, “Seeing is Behaving: Frau Welt and the Fürst der Welt, Art and Moral Messages in the Rhineland ca. 1300” (UT Austin, J. Holladay)

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

Lange, Henrike, “Relief Effects: Giotto, Donatello, Mantegna” (Yale, C. Wood)

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

Lastra, Elizabeth, “Stability and Transitivity: Visualizing Urbanization and Identity Formation in the Pilgrimage Town of Carrión de los Condes, 1050–1200” (Pennsylvania, R. Maxwell)

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)

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

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 Century” (Emory, E. Pastan)

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

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

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 University, 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)

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

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

Platts, Christopher, “Lingua lagunare: Paolo Veneziano (ca. 1290–1358/62) and the Origins of Venetian Painting” (Yale, R. Nelson, L. Kanter)

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

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, “Sculpture and Civic Identity in Medieval Lucca, 1180–1300” (Pennsylvania, R. Maxwell)

Spiro, Anna Lee, “Reconsidering the Career of Nicholaus Artifex (c. 1122–1164) in the Context of Later Twelfth-Century North Italian Politics” (Columbia, H. Klein, D. Rosand)

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

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

Stewart, Zachary, “The East Anglian Hall-Church: Perpendicular Architecture and Parochial Identity in Late Medieval England” (Columbia, S. Murray)

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

Sturm, Jaqueline, “The Bishop, His House, and His Church - Early Medieval Episcopal Complexes in the Mediterranean (AD 300– 600)” (Princeton, C. 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, 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)

Sympson, Melanie, “Strategies of Representation in Manuscripts of the Roman de la Rose” (Michigan, E. Sears)

Szalay, Gabriella, “Materializing the Past: The Romantic Narrative of German Art” (Columbia, K. Moxey)

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

Valdes, Victoria, “For their Father’s House, the Artistic Legacy of Ottonian Royal Women from 920–1040” (Virginia, E. Ramirez-Weaver)

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

Weiss, Jessica, “Isabel of Castile, Flemish Aesthetics, and Identity Construction in the Works of Juan de Flandes” (UT Austin, J. Smith)

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

Williams, Anne L., “Sanctity and Satire: St. Joseph and Humor in Northern European Art, ca. 1300–1530” (Virginia, L. Goedde)

Woodward, Elizabeth, “Le Roman de la Poire: Constructing Courtliness and ‘Courtly’ Art in Gothic France” (Chicago, R. Zorach)