Harris, Anne F., Ph.D.
Art and Art History, Peeler Art Center, Rm 214
Art and Art History
Johnson Family University Professor and Professor of Art and Art History (on leave)
· Ph.D. University of Chicago, Art History, December, 1999, Honors - "The Spectacle of Stained Glass in Modern France and Medieval Chartres; a History of Practices and Perceptions"
· M.A. University of Chicago, Art History, 1992 - "The Miracle Windows at Canterbury Cathedral: a Phenomenological Approach"
· B.A. Agnes Scott College, 1991, Art History and Classical Languages, High Honors
1997 - 2005 DePauw University, Assistant Professor
2005 - 2012 DePauw University, Associate Professor
2012 - present DePauw University, Professor
Medieval Art (from Early Christian to Late Gothic, all media); Ecology of Medieval Art; Gender and Identity in Medieval Art; Race and Difference in Medieval Art; Love and War in Medieval Art; Painting and Presence: Medieval Image Theory 1350-1550; The Crusades: Fact, Fiction, and Film, Medievalism; The Middle Ages in Film...
· “Oceanic Valuation,” forthcoming in Oceanic New York, ed. Steve Mentz, forthcoming 2016
· “Pyromena: Fire’s Doing,” in Elemental Ecocriticism, University of Minnesota Press, ed. Jeffrey Cohen and Lowell Duckert, forthcoming 2015
· “From Stone to Statue: the Geology and Art of English Alabaster Panels,” in Art and Devotion in Medieval England. Medieval Institute Publications, ed. Stephen Perkinson and Jessica Brantley, forthcoming 2015
· Review of Holy Matter; Changing Perceptions of the Medieval World in Late Medieval Christianity by Sarah Ritchey (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014) Spring 2015 at The Medieval Review: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/2022/19872/15.05.05.html
· “Glazing and Glossing: Stained Glass as Literary Interpretation,” special issue on “Collaborations, Analogies, and Investigations,” ed. by Mary Shepard and Elizabeth Pastan, Journal of Glass Studies 56 (2014): 303-316.
· “Water and Wood: Eco-Materiality and Sacred Objects at the Chapel of Saint-Fiacre, Le Faouët (Brittany),” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 44: 3 (Winter, 2014): 585-615.
· “Hewn,” in Ecologies of the Inhuman, ed. Jeffrey Cohen and Lowell Duckert. Washington, D.C.: Oliphaunt Books, 2014: 17-38.
· Review of Medieval Modern: Art Out of Time by Alexander Nagel (Thames and Hudson, 2012) in Medievally Speaking summer 2014 (http://medievallyspeaking.blogspot.com/)
· "Field Change/Discipline Change," with Karen Overbey, in Burn After Reading, vol. 2: The Future We Want, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen. Brooklyn, NY: Punctum Books, 2014: 127-143.
· Review of Christianity Materiality by Caroline Walker Bynum and The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages by Mary Carruthers in Difference Visions 4 (2014) (www.differentvisions.org)
· “Medieval Belief and Modern Secularity: Teaching the Middle Ages to Contemporary College Students” Literature Compass 10/12 (2013): 895-899.
· “Mobility and Morality: Moving through the Virtual Landscapes of Jean Thenaud’s Triumphe des Vertuz” postmedieval 4:2 (Summer 2013): 205-218.
· “Narrative,” special issue on “Medieval Art History Today – Critical Terms,” ed. by Nina Rowe, Studies in Iconography 33 (2012): 47-60.
· “Stained Glass Window as Thing: Heidegger, the Shoemaker Panels, and the Commercial and Spiritual Economies of Chartres Cathedral in the 13th century” in the on-line journal, Different Visions 1 (2008) (www.differentvisions.org)
· “Pygmalion Reconfigures Narcissus: questions of rewriting and rereading in images of the Roman de la Rose (MS. Douce 195)” Proceedings of the XIIth Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society held in Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland, August 2007. Geneva, Droz: 337-351.
· “The Performative Terms of Jewish Iconoclasm and Conversion in Two Saint Nicholas Windows at Chartres Cathedral,” in anthology, Beyond the Yellow Badge: New Approaches to Anti-Judaism and Anti-Semitism in Medieval and Early Modern Visual Culture edited by Mitchell B. Merback. Leiden: Brill Press, 2007: 119-141.
· “Saint Nicholas in Context: Stained Glass and Liturgical Drama in the Archbishopric of Sens,” in Glasmalerei im Kontext; Bildprogramme und Raumfunktionen. Nürnberg: Corpus Vitrearum Deutschland, 2005: 89-99.
· “Pilgrimage, Performance and Stained Glass at Canterbury Cathedral,” in Art and Architecture of Late Medieval Pilgrimage. ed. Sarah Blick and Rita Tekippe. Leiden: E.J. Brill Press, 2004: 243-281.
· On-line review of Gender and Difference in the Middle Ages, eds, Sharon Farmer and Carol Braun Pasternack. Vol. 32 in Medieval Cultures Series, University of Minnesota Press, 2003, Summer 2003 at The Medieval Review: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/2022/5360/03.10.07.html
· Review of Meredith Lillich. The Queen of Sicily and Gothic Stained Glass in Mussy and Tonnerre. (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1998) in Speculum 77:1 (January 2002)
Recent Juried Papers:
· "The Work of Art in Chaucer's Dream Poems," for Papers in Honor of Professor Christina von Nolcken at Kalamazoo International Congress of Medieval Studies, May 2015
· "Lost in Thought," for the George Washington University Roundtable at Kalamazoo International Congress of Medieval Studies, May, 2015
· "Declarative Materialities: Inscription and Artistic Process in Medieval Art," for the Midwest Art History Society conference, Minneapolis, MN, March, 2015
· "Things That Want Things: Agentic Objects in Middle Earth" for Tolkien Days at The Ohio State University, February, 2015
· "The Raw and the Wrought: the persistence of natural matter in medieval art" for the Materialities Research Cluster at Bristol University, November, 2014
· “ ‘Farai un vers de dreit nien’: Guillaume IX, Troubadour Caskets, and the Apophasis of Courtly Love” at Kalamazoo International Congress of Medieval Studies, May, 2014
· “Eco-Echo,” at “Contact Ecologies” symposium of GW-MEMSI (George Washington Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute), November, 2013
· “ ‘To Her Intention’: Pilgrimage By Proxy in the Late Middle Ages,” at the Western Society for French History conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2013
· Chair and organizer of two panels devoted to “Eco-Critical Approaches to Medieval Art,” at Kalamazoo International Congress of Medieval Studies, May, 2013
· “Pyromena: Fire’s Doing,” at Elemental Ecocriticism symposium, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, April 2013
· “Hewn,” at Ecologies of the Inhuman conference, George Washington University, April 2013
· “Virtual Perception and Real Desires,” with Dan Gurnon, 2nd Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group. Boston, Massachusetts, September 20-22, 2012.
" "Stone, Bread, Glass," Round Table on "Animate Objects and Ecologies," New Chaucer Society meeting, Portland OR, July 2012
· “From Stone to Statue: the Nature/Art Divide,” Kalamazoo International Congress of Medieval Studies, May, 2012
· “Glazing and Glossing: Stained Glass as Literary Interpretation” for “Glazing and Stained Glass: collaborations, analogies & investigations involving stained glass and other disciplines” Kalamazoo International Congress of Medieval Studies, May, 2011
· Co-organizer of “Challenging the Myths of Art History: A Symposium in Honor of Linda Seidel” at Fordham University, February, 2011
· “ ‘After the Catastrophe’: The Images of Jean Thenaud’s Triomphe des Vertus and the virtual landscapes of Ottoman Jerusalem” – BABEL Conference of the Babel working group, Austin, TX, November, 2010
· “Orientalism and the Moral Education of François Ier: Jean Thenaud’s Voyage d’Outremer and Images from the Triumphe des Vertuz” 16th-century Studies Conference, Montréal, November, 2010
· “Late Medieval Orientalism in Jean Thenaud’s Le Triumphe de Vertuz (1518): morality and politics at the court of Louise de Savoie” for the session “Medieval Art Travels: portability, hybridity, exchange” at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds, England, July 2010
· “Louise de Savoie and the Visualization of Political Ethics,” within the session " Negotiating the Classical Past: Women, Texts, Politics " at the “Attending to Early Modern Women” Conference at University of Maryland, November 2009
· “The Political Imaginary of Louise de Savoie: sacred and secular ethics in her illuminated manuscripts,” Kalamazoo International Congress of Medieval Studies, May, 2009
· “The Textual and Visual Interpolations of MS. Douce 195: refashioning the Roman de la Rose” Medieval Academy Meeting, March 2009
· “Sensation and Signification: Images of Castration in the Roman de la Rose (MS. Douce 195)” Kalamazoo International Congress of Medieval Studies, May, 2008
· “Looking In: Spectatorship, Voyeurism and Other Ways of Seeing in the Roman de la Rose, MS. Douce 195” Plymouth State University Medieval and Renaissance Forum, April 2008
· “Pygmalion Reconfigures Narcissus: questions of rewriting and rereading in images of the Roman de la Rose (MS. Douce 195)” at the XIIth Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society held in Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland, August 2007
· “Sofonisba Anguissola: Inscribing and Describing Virginity” within the session "Subverters and Self-fashioners: Making Worlds of Their Own" at the “Attending to Early Modern Women” Conference at University of Maryland, November 2006
· “Liturgical Drama as a Mode of Seeing for Stained Glass,” session in honor of Madeline Caviness at the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2006
· “Stained Glass and Popular Culture at Canterbury Cathedral,” at the 40th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2005
"Mounting Anxieties: Viewer Reception of Images of Aristotle and Phyllis," Medieval and Renaissance Forum XXVI: The Secular World, at Plymouth State University, April 2005
· “Saint Nicholas in Context: Stained Glass and Liturgical Drama in the Archbishopric of Sens,” Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi International Congress, Nuremberg, Germany, August 2004
· “Innovative, Effective, and Sustainable Image Management,” at the Digital Imaging Symposium held at DePauw University: “Digital Imaging: Pedagogy, Technology and Practice,” August 2003
· “Accessible Art: Using Databases and Archives for Image Distribution,” at University of Wisconsin at Appleton, MITC Technology Conference, June, 2003
· “Mounting Anxieties: Images of Aristotle and Phyllis in the Late Middle Ages,” at the 38th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2003
· “Technology and Art History, a MITC Symposium” at Lake Forest College, “Methods that Work for Image Distribution” and Art History Collaborative Course meeting, October 2002
· “ ‘With Bottles and Bell Jars’: Stained Glass at the 19th-century World Expositions,” at the “Medievalisms” Conference in Sewanee, TN, the University of the South, April 2002
· “Shifting Audiences, Changing Bodies: Questions Michael Camille Still Has Me Asking” in a Colloquium Honoring Professor Michael Camille, University of Chicago, March, 2002
· “The Performative Terms of Jewish Iconoclasm and Conversion in Two Saint Nicholas Windows at Chartres,” at the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, England, July 2001
· “Problems of Artistic Agency in the Trade Windows of Chartres Cathedral,” at the 35th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 2000
· “Saints, Scriptures and Senses: Writings on Stained Glass from Gregory the Great to William Durandus,” at the 34th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 1999
· “The Shoemakers' Windows at Chartres Cathedral: Giving Gifts and Taking Chances,” at the College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, California, February, 1999
· Organizer and Respondent, “Beholding Medieval Art: Embodied Response and the Place of the Viewer,” 33rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 1998
· “The Pilgrim Made Manifest” at “Popular Piety: Prayer, Devotion, and Cult,” Loyola University, February, 1997
· “The Search for the True Blue of Chartres Cathedral” at the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference “Reinventing the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,” Tempe, Arizona, February 1995
· “Projecting Desire: Pilgrimage, Ritual, and Stained Glass at Canterbury Cathedral” at the College Art Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas, January 1995
· “Les Rites du Vitrail,” presented before the Groupe Images of the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France, November, 1995
· “Word as Image: Illiterate Pilgrims Before the Canterbury Windows” at the Third International Word and Image Conference, Ottawa, Canada, August 1993
Invited Lectures, Fellowships, and Awards:
Bristol University Materialities Research Cluster, “The Raw and the Wrought: the persistence of natural matter in medieval art,” November 17, 2014
Johnson Family University Professorship, awarded spring 2014 for a 5-year term
Medieval Institute of Notre-Dame Interdisciplinary Workshop, “Matter, Sensation, Ecology: Material Approaches to Medieval Studies” December 6, 2013
Summer 2011 – Student/Faculty Summer Research Grant for “Medieval Environmentalisms: Art, God and Climate Change” – with Vishal Khandelwahl (DPU ’13)
Burke Lecture at Indiana University, “Orientalism and Moral Education in Late Medieval France,” April 15, 2011
University Fellowship, awarded in spring 2010 for a 5-year term
Summer 2009 – Student/Faculty Summer Research Grant for “Monsters and Marvels in Medieval Art: Imagining the Other in the Middle Ages” – with Meg Galasso (DPU ’11)
Fall 2006 – granted a 3-year DePauw University Faculty Fellowship for the project “Ethics and Aesthetics in the Roman de la Rose: the Use and Representation of Ovidian Myth in a Medieval Manuscript Tradition” (to run 2007-10)
December 2005 – Exemplary Teaching Award granted by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church
Summer 2005 - Student/Faculty Summer Research Grant for "Building a Digital Image Collection and Critical Bibliography of Medieval Secular Art" - with Kate McFall (DPU '06)
Summer 2003 – Summer Faculty Development Fellowship for development of a new course, “Medieval Art Beyond the Church,” a course of medieval secular art.
Fall 2001 - Fisher Time-Out Fellowship for pursuit of scholarship and publication of article on stained glass and liturgical drama. To be used in fall 2002.
Summer 2001 FITS/Mellon Course Improvement Grant at DePauw University for "Art History 132: Interactive Art History"
2000 NEH Summer Stipend, DePauw University
2-month long tenure for study in archives of French monuments
1995-96 Lurcy Trust Fellowship for Study in France, University of Chicago,
a year-long stipend for dissertation research in France and coursework at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
1994 Chagall Fellowship, University of Chicago,
two-month stipend for research in France, England
research conducted at the Bibliothèque Nationale, Salles des Imprimés et des Manuscrits; research conducted in the diocesan and departmental archives of Chartres, Eure-et-Loir
1991-1995 Century Fellowship, University of Chicago
1991 Phi Beta Kappa, Agnes Scott College
1991-present - College Art Association
1992-present - International Center for Medieval Art
2005-06 – Chair of Nominating CommitteeBack to Faculty