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Maeve K. Doyle

Associate Professor
Art and Art History

Dr. Doyle is an art historian specializing in the visual and material culture of late medieval Europe, with a focus on illuminated manuscripts. Her teaching interests include the art and architecture of the Middle Ages and its modern reception, the arts of the book, portraiture, and the body and gender in art. She received her PhD from Bryn Mawr College.

Research Interests
  • Art and architecture of the Middle Ages
  • The book in the Middle Ages
  • Identity in medieval art
Of Note

Dr. Doyle has conducted manuscript research in over a dozen libraries on three different continents. This international research has been supported by grants from the Connecticut State Universities, Bryn Mawr College, and the Fulbright Commission.

Teaching Interests
  • Art and architecture of the Middle Ages
  • Arts of the book
  • History of portraiture

“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

Maeve Doyle CV