“A Feast for the Eyes: Art and Performance in the Late Middle Ages”
Each year, the Medieval Institute selects an outstanding young scholar for the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Studies. The Fellowship allows a tenure-track assistant professor to pursue research leading to the publication of a monograph. At the conclusion of the Fellow’s period of residency, a panel of senior scholars are invited to campus for a half-day public seminar discussion of the Fellow’s research. The panelists spend additional time with the Fellow in one-to-one conversation and close reading of the draft.
The 2012-13 Mellon Fellow is Christina Normore Assistant Professor, Northwestern University. She will present an overview of her book-in-progress A Feast for the Eyes: Art and Performance in the Late Middle Ages. Prof. Normore received her Ph.D. in 2008 from the University of Chicago, where she received the prize for best dissertation in art history. She has taught at Reed College and Beloit College as a visiting professor, and she is a past winner of a Fulbright grant (2005-6) and a Smith Fellowship at the National Gallery (2007-8).
Joining Prof. Normore at the seminar, with their comments on her work, are:
Anne Harris, Director of Women’s Studies and Associate Professor of Art, Depauw University
Stephen Perkinson, Peter M. Small Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Art Department, Bowdoin College
Bret Rothstein, Associate Professor of the History of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington
After the panel discussion concludes, informal conversation will continue with the speakers and box lunches will be provided for audience members.