INTERESTS Both in teaching and scholarship, I am interested in religious art of all kinds, patterns of collecting, and intersections of the visual image and written culture. For example Sarah Stanbury, Department of English, and I photographed East Anglian churches and guild halls to explore the physical context of medieval literary figures such as Julian of Norwich (Revelations) William Langland (Piers Plowman) Margery Kempe (The Book of Margery Kempe) and John Lydgate (poetry). See Mapping Margery Kempe. I have team taught with many professors, including Thomas Lawler, John Wilson, and Sarah Stanbury (English) and am now teaching in the "Divine" cluster of the College's Monserrat program for entering students.
I am bilingual in English and French and have considerable German skills since a great deal of my recent research has been on German, Swiss, and Austrian stained glass of both the Middle Ages and the 19th century.
CURRICULUM VITAE (Summary)
Religion Matters: Art, Piety, Destruction and the Politics of Display
Sacred Spaces: Legacy And Responsibility: Conference at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA, April 5-7, 2002. Supported by the Lilly Fellows Program in the Humanities and Arts. Historical and practical presentation of art, architecture , and music; displays of building restorations, historic liturgical furnishings and vestments; concerts of sacred music; tours of places of worship
Mementos of Faith, at Preservation Worcester, May 5 - August 31, 2000, forty historical prints dating fom 1785-1920, including devotional images, religious messages, and certificates (personal collection). Local exhibition and conference with student participation.
Seminar of 19th and Early 20th-Century Stained Glass
Northern Renaissance Stained Glass: Continuity and Transformations, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, 1987. Fifteen scholarly presentations
PUBLICATION and WEBSITES
Website, 1997, Copley Square Photo Project One hundred images with explanation of the Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, Old South Church, Hancock Tower and the original Museum of Fine Arts, profiling the architecture, mural decoration, sculpture, and stained glass one of the most significant public squares in the United States.
of the International Seminar of 19th and Early 20th-Century Stained
Margery Kempe: A Medieval Woman (1994) 30 minutes
Papers: Sarah Wyman Whitman, 1842-1904: The Cultural Climate
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