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, 2005

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

Bauer-Smith, Charlotte, “Visual Constructions of Corporate Identity and Exempla for the University of Paris, 1200–1500” (UIUC, A. Hedeman)

Boeye, Kerry, “Signs of Wisdom, Acts of Judgment: King Solomon in Medieval Visual Culture” (Chicago, L. Seidel)

Bradbury, Carlee Ann, “Imaging and Imagining the Jew in Medieval England” (UIUC, A. Hedeman)

Bromberg, Sarah, “A Context and Reception History of the Illuminations in Nicholas of Lyra's Postilla Literalis Super Totam Bibliam” (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

Bruhn, Heather McCune, “Late Gothic Architectural Monstrances in the Rhineland” (Penn State, E. Smith)

Camerlenghi, Nicola, “The Architectural History of the Basilica of San Paolo fuori le Mura in Rome from the Ninth to the Nineteenth Century” (Princeton, S. Curcic)

Collins, Kristen Mary, “Redeemer, Mother and Ruler: Images of the Virgin in Ottonian Germany” (UT Austin, J. Holladay)

Danielson, Sigrid, “The Golden Altar of Wolvinius in Sant'Ambrogio at Milan” (Indiana, Bloomington, W. Kleinbauer)

De Appolonia, Giovanna, “Profane and Sacred Justice: The Symbolism of the Column-Bearing Lion from Northern Italy” (Boston, D. Kahn)

Dimitrova, Kate, “The Passion of Christ in Late Medieval Tapestries Art” (Pittsburgh, M. A. Stones)

Dolan, Marion, “The Illustrated Aratus Tradition during the Middle Ages” (Pittsburgh, M. A. Stones)

Doquang, Mailan, “Rayonnant Funerary Chapels: Architectural Additions and Changing Contexts in French Gothic” (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg)

Egan, Heather, “Containing the Sacred: Enamel Phylacteries, Relics, and Twelfth-Century Theology in the Meuse Valley” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Evalds, Valija, “Regularis Concordia: The Development of the Monastic Cloister in England” (Yale, W. Cahn)

Flaherty, Heather, “The Place of the Speculum Humanae Salvationis in the Rise of Affective Piety in the Later Middle Ages” (Michigan, E. Sears)

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

Funk, Carla, “Visualizing Identity: The Decoration and Transformation of the Palazzo Datini in Prato” (Emory, E. Pastan)

Gearhart, Heidi, “Theophilus' On Diverse Arts: The Persona of the Artist and the Production of Art in the Twelfth Century” (Michigan, E. Sears)

Gerry, Kathryn, “The Alexis Quire and Its Role within the Saint Albans Psalter” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Geymonat, Ludovico, “The Parma Baptistery and Its Pictorial Program” (Princeton, S. Curcic)

Greenwood, Jill Vessely, “The Romanesque Duomo in Sovana, Italy: Context, Iconography and Style” (Kansas, M. Stokstad)

Grossman, Max, “Architecture and Ideology in the Sienese Contado from the Age of Frederick II to the Fall of the Nine” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Guérin, Sarah, “‘tears of Compunction’: French Gothic Ivories in Devotional Practice” (Toronto, A. Cohen)

Hadley, Margaret, “The Yale Missal, Beinecke Library, Ms. 425” (Yale, W. Cahn)

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

Joyner, Danielle, “A Timely History: Images and Texts in the Hortus Deliciarum” (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

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

Killian, Kyle, “Landscapes of Saint-Pierre d'Orbais: The Anthropology of Medieval Monastic Architecture” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Kingsley, Jennifer, “The Bishop and the Book: Art, Ideology and Collecting in Medieval Germany” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Kirkwood, Kevanne, “On Inventive Scribes and Visual Literacy in Western Books: The Bobbio Orosius and the Earliest Medieval Manuscripts from Bobbio” (Delaware, L. Nees)

Klima, Alice, “The Augustinian Abbey at Roudnice on the Elbe, Bohemia: A New Space for Devotion and Ecclesiastical Power” (Brown, S. Bonde)

Kralik, Christine, “Structuring Lay Devotional Experience: Illuminations of the Three Living and the Three Dead in Late Medieval Manuscripts” (Toronto, J. Caskey)

Krieg, Annie, “In the Service of the Nation: Medieval and Neo-Medieval Architecture in the Contested Terrain of Breslau/Wroclaw, 1860–1960” (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Kumler, Aden, “Visual Translation, Visible Theology: Illuminated Devotional Compendia in Late Medieval France and England” (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

Lachat, Isabelle, “Offering the Sacred Word: The Gospels of S. Maria ad Martyres (Trier, Stadtbibliothek, cod. 23) and Carolingian Court Taste in the Early Ninth Century” (Delaware, L. Nees)

Lakey, Christopher, “Relief in Perspective: Italian Medieval Sculpture and the Rise of Optical Aesthetics” (UC Berkeley, J. Jung)

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)

Law, Amity, “Generating Identity through Plan and Architecture: Barcelona Cathedral, Gothic Drawing and the Crown of Aragon” (Columbia, S. Murray, H. Klein)

Leson, Richard, “Picturing the Life of David in the Thirteenth Century: Artifice, Patronage, and Devotion” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Locke, Alison, “Visuality and Experience in the Twelfth-Century Church of Castel Sant'Elia, near Nepi” (Yale, M. Georgopoulou)

Mahoney, Lisa, “Re-presenting the Past: The Histoire Ancienne jusquà Cysar in the Context of the Crusades” (Johns Hopkins, D. Weiss)

McDonald, Terry, “Trondheim Cathedral: Contemporary Projections in a Medieval Edifice” (SUNY Binghamton, B. Abou-El-Haj)

Morrow, Kara, “‘Ears and eyes and mouth and heart…his soul and his senses’: The Visual St. Stephen Narrative as the Essence of Ecclesiastical Authority” (Florida State, C. Hahn)

Mundis, Martha, “Christine de Pizan's ‘Livre d'Epitre d'othea a Hector’ at the Intersection of Image and Text” (Kansas, M. Stokstad)

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

O'Brien, Maureen, “Art and Text in the Vienna Genesis” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Verkerk)

Payne, Stephanie, “Forming Friendship and Fraternity in Byzantine Monasticism: Illustrating The Romance of Barlaam and Joasaph from the Eleventh to Thirteenth Centuries” (UT Austin, G. Peers)

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

Proctor-Tiffany, Mariah, “Portrait of a Medieval Patron: The Inventory and Gift Giving of Clymence of Hungary” (Brown, S. Bonde)

Roberts, Angela, “Late Medieval Donor Portraiture in Venice and Verona” (Queen's University, Kingston, J. Osborne)

Sciacca, Christine, “The Gradual and Sacramentary of Hainricus Sacrista (Pierpont Morgan Library, M. 711) and the Liturgy of Weingarten Abbey” (Columbia, S. Murray, H. Klein)

Scibilia, Anthony, “Perspective before Perspective” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Spiro, Anna Lee, “The Façade of San Zeno in Verona: A Banner Worthy of Defense” (Columbia, J. Beck)

Sponsler, Jessica, “Contextualizing the Iconography of the Christological Cycle in the Gerona Beatus” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Verkerk)

Sullivan, Timothy, “Interactions between Codex and Panel” (Yale, C. Wood)

Tade-Spring, Jessica, “Decorative Preoccupation: A Look at Burgundian Romanesque Architecture and Sculpture” (UC Santa Barbara, E. Armi)

Tallon, Andrew J., “Experiments in Early Gothic Structure: The Flying Buttress” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Tomlinson, Sally, “‘Whispering Demons’ on the Irish High Crosses” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Verkerk)

Van Liefferinge, Stefaan, “The Choir of Notre-Dame of Paris in Light of 12th-Century Mathematics and Exegeses: An Inquiry into Written Sources for Early Gothic Design” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Waldrop, Gregory, “Sight Unseen: Priests and Visual Representation in Early Quattrocento Siena” (UC Berkeley, L. Partridge)

Webb, Karen, “Medieval Diagrams, Architectural Structures, and Their Relationships: Case Studies” (Pittsburgh, M. A. Stones)

Wemm, Keith, “The Emperor, the Bishop, and the Archdeacon: The Significance of Art in the Episcopal Renovation of Trier” (Florida State, C. Hahn)