College of Letters & Science

Thomas E.A. Dale

Thomas E.A. Dale
203 Elvehjem
Office Hours
By appointment only.

Thomas E.A. Dale

Ph.D. The John Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1990
M.A. The John Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1986
B.A. Trinity College, University of Toronto, 1984
Research Interests
Early Christian, Medieval and Byzantine art; Romanesque art (religious experience and the senses); San Marco in Venice; the cult of the saints; cultural appropriation and hybridity.

Relics, Prayer and Politics in Medieval Venetia: Romanesque Painting in the Crypt of Aquileia Cathedral (Princeton, 1997)

Contributor and editor with John Mitchell, Shaping Sacred Space and Institutional Identity in Romanesque Mural Painting: Essays in Honour of Otto Demus (London: The Pindar Press, 2004)

"The Monstrous," in Romanesque and Gothic, ed. Conrad Rudolph, in The Companion to Art (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006), 253-73.

"Romanesque Mural Painting, Colour and Multi-sensory religious experience," From Minor to Major: The Minor Arts and Their Current Status in Art History, ed. Column Hourihane (Princeton: Princeton University Press, forthcoming 2012), 23-42.

"Cultural Hybridity in Medieval Venice: Re-inventing the East at San Marco after the Fourth Crusade" in San
Marco and the Myths of Venice
 (Washington D. C .: Dumbarton Oaks, 2010), 151-191.

"The Nude, Phantasia, Vision and the Affective Powers of Romanesque Sculpture" Romanesque at a Crossroads: Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Sculpture Studies, eds. K. Ambrose and R. Maxwell (Turnhout: Brepols, 2010), 61-76.

"Monsters, Corporeal Deformities and Phantasms in the Romanesque Cloister of St-Michel de Cuxa", Art Bulletin 83, no. 3 (2001): 402-436.

"The Individual, the Resurrected Body, and Romanesque Portraiture: The Tomb of Rudolf von Schwaben in Merseburg," Speculum 77 (2002), 707-743.

"Inventing a Sacred Past: Pictorial Narratives of Saint Mark the Evangelist at Aquileia and Venice, ca. 1000-1300," Dumbarton Oaks Papers 48 (1994):53-104.

AH 201: Ancient to Medieval Art
AH 310: Early Christian and Byzantine Art
AH 311: Medieval Art
AH 318: Romanesque and Gothic Art and Architecture
AH 415: Topics in Medieval Art:
             - Cultural Appropriation and Alterity in Medieval Art and Architecture
             - Death and the Afterlife
             - Image and Word in Medieval Manuscript Illumination
AH 515: Proseminar in Medieval Art:
             - Representing the Body in Medieval Art
             - Pilgrimage and the Cult of the Saints in Medieval and Byzantine Art
AH 600: Special Topics in Art History:
             - Civic Art, Architecture and Public Space in Medieval Italy
AH 701: Practicum in Art History: Bibliography, Historiography, Methods
AH 815: Seminar in Medieval Art
             - Icon: The Holy Image in Eastern Orthodox Culture
             - The Body in Medieval Art
             - Monasticism and the Art and Architecture of Medieval Christendom
             - The Senses and Affect in Medieval Art and Culture