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Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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Kathleen Corrigan

Kathleen CorriganTitle: Associate Professor of Art History
Office: 210A Carpenter Hall           
Phone: 646-2307
Departmental Web Site: Kathleen Corrigan


Medieval and Renaissance Courses Taught

  • Art History 30 – Late Antique and Early Christian Art
  • Art History 31 – Byzantine Art
  • Medieval manuscript illumination (occasionally)
  • Mediterranean Cities, Second-Sixth Centuries
  • Art History seminars on topics such as Early Byzantine Icons and Late Roman City Planning

Areas of Research Interest

  • Byzantine icons and image theory
  • Byzantine manuscript illumination
  • Sacred landscapes

Important and/or Recent and/or Major Publications

  • Visual Polemics in the Ninth-Century Byzantine Psalters, (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992)
  • "The Three Hebrews in the Fiery Furnace: an Early Byzantine Icon at Mt. Sinai," in Anathemata Eortika: Early Christian, Byzantine and Armenian Studies in Honor of Thomas F. Mathews, ed. J. Alchermes, H. Evans and T. Thomas (Mainz: Philipp von Zabern, 2009), 93-103.
  • “Visualizing the Divine: An Early Byzantine Icon of the 'Ancient of Days' at Mt. Sinai," in Approaching the Holy Mountain: Art and Liturgy at St. Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai, eds. Sharon Gerstel and Robert Nelson (Turnhout: Brepols, forthcoming)
  • "Iconography" in Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies, ed. R. Cormack, J. Haldon, and E. Jeffries, (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2008), pp. 67-76.
  • Script for the Early Christian and Byzantine section of the documentary, “The Face: Jesus in Art” for the Department of Communications, U. S. Catholic Conference c2001.
  • “Constantine's Problems: The Making of the Heavenly Ladder of John Climacus, Vatican gr. 394,” Word and Image 12 (1996), pp. 61–93.
  • “Text and Image on an Icon of the Crucifixion at Mt. Sinai,” The Sacred Image: East and West, eds. R. Ousterhout and L. Brubaker, University of Illinois Press, Champaign, IL, 1995, 45–62.
  • “The Witness of John the Baptist on an Early Byzantine Icon in Kiev,”  Dumbarton Oaks Papers 42 (1988), 1–11.

Last Updated: 9/23/10