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    Maeve K. Doyle (she/they) is Associate Professor of Art History at Eastern Connecticut State University. Their research interests include the history of portraiture, book arts in the Middle Ages and early modern period, digital art history, and issues of gender in representation. She specializes in the visual and material culture of late medieval Europe.

    Maeve received their PhD from Bryn Mawr College in 2015 with a dissertation entitled, “The Portrait Potential: Gender, Identity, and Devotion in Manuscript Owner Portraits, 1230–1320.” Before coming to Eastern, she taught courses on various subjects in art history at Bryn Mawr College, Moore College of Art & Design, Temple University, and Saint Joseph’s University. Their work has appeared in Studies in Iconography, Different Visions, and The Getty Research Journal, and has been funded by the Fulbright Commission and the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, among others. With Alexander Brey, she is co-PI of the Manuscript Connections project.



    PhD, Bryn Mawr College, 2015
    MA, Bryn Mawr College, 2009
    AB, Vassar College, 2007

    Other Publications

    “Visual Pleasure and the Illuminated Prayer Book,” in Pleasure in the Middle Ages, ed. Naama Cohen-Hanegbi and Piroska Nagy, International Medieval Research 24 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2018), 77-111

    “Wrestling with the Devil in the Details,” in Inspired: Essays in Honor of Susan Donohue Kuretsky, ed. Elizabeth Nogrady, Joanna Sheers Seidenstein, and Mia M. Mochizuki (Poughkeepsie, NY: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, 2018), 20-25

    “Teaching Violence, Destruction, and Propaganda at Nimrud in Antiquity and Today,” Art History Teaching Resources, blog post, published April 10, 2016

    “The Portrait Potential: Gender, Identity, and Devotion in Manuscript Owner Portraits, 1230-1320” (PhD diss., Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, 2015)

    “Prayer, Seduction, and Agency in a Thirteenth-Century Psalter,” Essays in Medieval Studies 30 (2014): 37-54

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