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    Maeve Doyle is Assistant Professor of Art History in the Art & Art History Department at Eastern Connecticut State University. Her research addresses the visual and material culture of late medieval Europe, with a special focus on the arts of the book, gender and the body, and reception aesthetics. Dr. Doyle earned her PhD from Bryn Mawr College with a dissertation entitled, “The Portrait Potential: Gender, Identity, and Devotion in Manuscript Owner Portraits, 1230–1320.” She has received grants from the Fulbright Commission and the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation. She has presented her research at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, the International Medieval Congress at Leeds, and the Feminist Art History Conference, among others. Her work has appeared in the edited volume Pleasure in the Middle Ages and in Essays in Medieval Studies.


    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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