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, 2012

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)

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: Sacred History, Christian Kingship, and the Art of the Frontier” (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, “Holy Blood, Holy Cross: Architecture and Devotion in the Parochial Complex of Rothenburg ob der Tauber” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Brey, Alexander, “Beyond the Bilad al-Sham: Images of Hunting in the Umayyad Empire” (Bryn Mawr, A. Walker)

Bücheler, Anna, “Ornament as Argument: Textile Pages and Textile Metaphors 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)

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)

Dennis, Nathan S., “Early Christian Baptisteries as Visions of Paradise” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Dodson, Alexandra, “Carmelite Art and Architecture in Central Italy in the 13th and 14th Centuries (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)

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)

Grayburn, Jennifer, “Twelfth-Century Architecture in the North Sea World: Cross-Sea Patterns of Power, Patronage, and Pilgrimage in Medieval England, Scotland, and Norway” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

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)

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 3, G. Mallet)

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)

Hansen, Lindsey, “Visual Strategies for Episcopal Self-Promotion at the Cathedrals of Amiens, Bourges, and Reims” (Indiana, D. Reilly)

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 Thirteenth-Century Rome” (Princeton, 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)

Keelman, Lehti, “Bachelors Bridging the Baltic: The Artistic Ambitions of the Tallinn Brotherhood of the Blackheads” (Michigan, A. Timmermann)

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)

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)

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)

Kralik, Christine, “A Matter of Life and Death: Forms, Functions, and Audiences for ‘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)

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

Lvovski, Ronald, “Architecture in Asturias, Spain, 722–900” (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” (S. Murray, S. Vogel)

McNamee, Megan C., “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, E. Thunø)

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)

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)

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 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 in Late-Medieval Italy" (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Sanecki, Jamie, “Art and the Commune: Sculpture and Architecture in Lucca, 1180–1240” (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)

Stewart, Zachary, “The Production and Reception of Perpendicular Architecture in the Parish Communities of Late Medieval East Anglia” (Columbia, S. Murray)

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

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

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)

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, “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, Flemish Aesthetics, and Identity Construction at the Isabelline Court” (UT Austin, J. Smith)

Williams, Anne, “St. Joseph and Humor in Northern European Art, ca. 1300–1520” (Virginia, L. Goedde)

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