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, 2007

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Badamo, Heather, "Among Byzantines and Muslims: Medieval Coptic Representations of Military Saints, ca. 650–1300 CE" (Michigan, T. Thomas)

Bare, Ceil, "Achilles and the Roman Aristocrat: The Ambrosian Iliad as a Social Statement in the Late Antique Period" (Florida State, P. Gerson)

Bass, Caitlin, "Home behind the Wall: An Investigation into the Living Spaces of Late Medieval German Convents" (Brown, S. Bonde)

Berenbeim, Jessica, "The Sherborne Missal" (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

Boeye, Kerry, "Judging Solomon: King Solomon and the Politics of Representation in French Gothic Sculpture, 1130–1380" (Chicago, L. Seidel)

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 the Illuminations in Nicholas of Lyra's Postilla literalis super totam bibliam" (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

Bruck, Laura K., "Word into Deed: Text and Image in Thirteenth-Century Parisian Portable Bibles" (Northwestern, S. Hindman)

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

Cochrane, Laura, "'Where there is no time': The Quadrivium and Images of Eternity in Eleventh-Century Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts" (Delaware, L. Nees)

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

Crites, Danya A., "From Mosque to Cathedral: The Social and Political Significations of Mudejar Architecture in Late Medieval Seville" (Iowa, R. Bork)

D'Antonio, Aurelia, "Politics and the Production of Urban Space: San Francesco, the Palazzo Comunale, and the Reconfiguration of Piacenza's Center in the 13th Century" (Duke, C. Bruzelius)

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

Dimitrova, Kate, "Unraveling Christ's Passion: Archbishop Dalmau de Mur's Artistic Patronage and Netherlandish Tapestries in Fifteenth-Century Spain" (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

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

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

Feldman, Nancy, "Aumonieres, 13th-Century Embroidered Narratives" (Chicago, R. Zorach)

Finch, Julia, "Reader Portraits in Devotional Manuscripts: The Implications of Literacy for Late Medieval Visual Culture" (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

Fisher, Susannah, "Materializing the Word: Early Medieval Book Covers" (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-Campbell, Megan H., "Reading Pilgrimage: Pilgrims' Badges in Late Medieval Devotional Texts" (UIUC, A. Hedeman)

Fozi, Shirin, "The Body Recast and Revived in Romanesque Funerary Sculpture" (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

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 in the St. Albans Psalter and the Monastic Community of St. Albans" (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Green, Meagan, "Friars in the City: Mendicant Architecture and Pious Practice in Medieval Verona" (Duke, C. Bruzelius)

Guérin, Sarah M., "'Tears of Compunction': French Gothic Ivories in Devotional Practice" (Toronto, A. Cohen)

Guilbeau, Phillip, "El Paular: Anatomy of a Charterhouse" (Michigan, E. Sears)

Gustafson, Erik, "Tradition and Renewal in the Thirteenth-Century Franciscan Architecture of Tuscany" (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg)

Hanan, Melanie, "Romanesque Casket Reliquaries: Forms, Meanings, Development, and Imagery" (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)

Kelley, Emily, "Piety and the Merchant Patron: Two Carved Altarpieces from Early Sixteenth-Century Burgos" (Cornell, C. Robinson)

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

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

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

Kitzinger, Beatrice, "Real Presence and Ritual Presence: The Early Medieval Processional Cross and Its Representations" (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

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

Kozlowski, Sarah K., "Intersections of Portrait and Icon in Italy and the Mediterranean around 1450" (Yale, C. Wood)

Kralik, Christine, "Representing the 'Macabre': The 'Three Living and the Three Dead' in Late Medieval Devotion and Culture" (Toronto, J. Caskey)

Labatt, Annie, "'Byzantine' Art before 'Byzantium': 8th- and 9th-Century Images in the Context of Medieval Rome" (Yale, R. Nelson)

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 R., "Relief in Perspective: Medieval Italian Sculpture and the Rise of Optical Aesthetics" (UC Berkeley, W. M. Davis, J. E. Jung)

Lugli, Emanuele, "Pietre di paragone: The Production of Spatial Order in the Twelfth-Century Lombard City" (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg)

Marsengill, Katherine, "Portrait and Icon: Between Reality and Holiness in Byzantium" (Princeton, S. Ćurčić)

Martin, Kathryn, "The New Olafs: Representations of Sts. Olaf, Erik, and Canute and Their Relation to Kalamar Politics" (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

Mihaljevic, Marina, "Constantinopolitan Architecture of the Comnenian Era (1081–1180) and Its Impact on the Balkans" (Princeton, S. Ćurčić)

Milanovic, Ljubomir, "Visual Representations of the Translatio of Relics in the Middle Ages: The Case of St. Stephen" (Rutgers, A. St. Clair Harvey)

Miller, Jeffrey, "The Building Program of Walter de Gray: Production and Reform in the Archdiocese of York" (Columbia, S. Murray)

Montgomery, Leanne, "The Carolingian Cathedral at Cologne: Form and Context" (Indiana, Bloomington, W. E. Kleinbauer)

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)

Perchuk, Alison Locke, "The Basilica at Castel S. Elia, Italy: History, Decoration, Aesthetics" (Yale, R. Nelson)

Perry, Rebekah, "Ritual Space and Sacred Image: Relationships of Religious Architecture and Fresco Decoration in Rome, Eleventh–Thirteenth Century" (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

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

Ramirez-Weaver, Eric, "Carolingian Innovation and Observation in the Paintings and Star Catalogs of Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, MS. 3307" (IFA/NYU, J. Alexander)

Salgirli, Saygin, "From Thirteenth-Century Toulouse to Fifteenth-Century Serres: A Comparative Study of Dissent, Authority, Architecture, and Space" (SUNY Binghamton, B. Abou-El-Haj)

Sbisà, Tiziana, "The Cathedral at Nicosia in the Age of Frederick II and Louis IX: Issues of Patronage, Structure, and Meaning" (Case Western Reserve, C. Burroughs)

Sciacca, Christine, "The Gradual and Sacramentary of Hainricus Sacrista (Pierpont Morgan Library, M. 711): Liturgy, Devotion, and Patronage at Weingarten Abbey" (Columbia, S. Murray, H. Klein)

Seasonwein, Johanna, "The Nursing Queen: Sculptures of the Virgo Lactans in Late Medieval France" (Columbia, S. Murray)

Silvers, Holly, "The Poitevin Low Road: Profanity in the Ecclesiastical Sculpture of Romanesque Saintonge" (Indiana, Bloomington, D. Reilly)

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

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

Stancioiu, Cristina, "Everyday Life and Cultural Exchange: The Evidence of Material Culture from Rhodes, Cyprus, and Crete from the Thirteenth through the Sixteenth Century" (UCLA, S. Gerstel)

Stankovic, Nebojsa, "Framing the Monastic Ritual: Architecture and Liturgy of the Byzantine Church Narthexes on Mount Athos (10th–15th Centuries)" (Princeton, S. Ćurčić)

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)

Walden, Catherine, "Redemption and Remembrance: The English Ecclesiastical Tomb in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries" (Virginia, M. Roberts)

Ward, Flora, "Constructing the Cámara Santa: Architecture, History, and Authority in Medieval Oviedo" (Toronto, J. Caskey)

Watt, Kelly, "Medieval Churches on the Spanish Frontier: How Elite Emulation in Architecture Contributed to the Transformation of a Territorial Expansion in Reconquista" (Louisville, K. Britt)

Webb, Karen, "Manuscript Diagrams, Medieval Architecture, and Their Relationships" (Pittsburgh, A. Stones)

Weinryb, Ittai, "'Marvelous in our eyes': Art and Wonder in the Twelfth Century" (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Whatley, Laura J., "Localizing the Holy Land: The Visual Culture of Crusade in England, c. 1140–1400" (UIUC, A. Hedeman)

Whittington, Karl, "The Body-Worlds of Opicino de Canistris, Artist and Visionary (1296–ca. 1354)" (UC Berkeley, W. Davis)

Woodworth, Matthew, "The Thirteenth-Century Choir and Transepts of Beverley Minster" (Duke, C. Bruzelius)