Jennifer M. Feltman
Assistant Professor of Art History
Dr. Feltman joined the faculty as assistant professor of Medieval art and architecture in 2016. Her research focuses on the ways in which works of medieval art, whether architecture, sculpture, or manuscripts, intersect with aspects of culture, such as intellectual history, religious practice and political discourse. Her research interests include the reuse and adaptation of sculpture, medieval eschatology in visual art, the education of the clergy in the thirteenth century, and the relation of practices of memory and visual exegesis in the creation of sculptural programs.
She is currently completing a book manuscript, Moral Theology and the Cathedral: Sculptures of the Last Judgment in Thirteenth-Century France. The book illuminates the ways in which Parisian moral theology was disseminated through clerical networks across the dioceses of France and made visible in sculptural programs at the cathedrals of Chartres, Paris, Reims and Amiens. With the support of the NEH, she has developed a companion website, which is available here. Along with Dr. Sarah Thompson (Rochester Institute of Technology) Feltman co-edited The Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture, published by Routledge in 2019. In addition to modern reception of medieval art and architecture, the essays in this book consider subjects such as the prehistories of sites, the enduring essence of works, restoration campaigns, and the narration of works in museum and digital contexts.
Before coming to UA, she was Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of West Florida. Feltman has also held teaching positions at The Florida State University, The University of Florida, Young Harris College and Florida A&M University. She holds a M.A. and Ph.D. with distinction in the History and Criticism of Art from The Florida State University. She received the B.S., summa cum laude, from The University of Alabama, in interior design with a minor in art history.
ARH 252: Survey of Art I
ARH 351: Ancient Art
ARH 352: Early Christian and Byzantine Art
ARH 360: Early Medieval
ARH 361: Late Medieval Art
ARH 461: Special Topics in Medieval Art (Topics include: Gothic Cathedrals; Medieval Sculpture; Arts of the Medieval Book)
ARH 560: Graduate Seminars in Medieval Art (Topics include: Visual Thinking in Medieval Art; Architectural Sculpture)
ARH 550: Literature of Art (i.e., Methods)
- Jennifer M. Feltman and Sarah Thompson eds., The Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture (Routledge, 2019).
- Jennifer M. Feltman, ed. The North Transept of Reims Cathedral: Design, Construction, and Visual Programs (Routledge, 2016) with contributions: “Introduction,” pp. 1-11; and “Royal and Clerical Iconography and the Chronology of the Last Judgment Portal at Reims Cathedral,” pp. 115-39.
- “The Last Judgement Porch at Lincoln Cathedral Over the Longue Durée: Iconography, Interaction, and Religious Thought” in Devotional Interaction in Medieval Britain and its Afterlives. Edited by Elisa A. Foster, Julia Perratorre, and Steven Rosenski. Leiden: Brill, 2018, pp.103-126.
- “Imagining the Sorrows of Death and the Pains of Hell in the Hours of Catherine of Cleves.” In Binding the Absent Body in Medieval and Modern Art: Abject, Virtual, and Alternate Bodies. Edited by Emily Kelley and Elizabeth Richards Rivenbark. New York: Routledge, 2017, pp. 111-132.
- “Charlemagne’s Sin, the Last Judgment, and the New Theology of Penance at Chartres.” Studies in Iconography 35 (2014): 121-64.
- “Inscribing Order: The Didactic Function of Schemata in the Walters Museum MS 73.” Athanor (2007): 7-15.
- “Aligning Word and Deed: The Emergence of ‘Confessor’ as a Priest Who Hears Confession,” in Words in the Middle Ages, edited by Vincent Debiais, Julian Führer, and Victoria Turner (Turhout: Brepols).
- “The Life of St. John in the Apocalypse Program at Reims Cathedral,” in Tributes in Honor of Richard K. Emmerson: Crossing Medieval Disciplines, edited by Elina Gertsman, Karlyn Griffith, and Deirdre Carter (Turhout: Brepols).
To download certain publications, visit https://crimson.academia.edu/JenniferFeltman
The Lordship and Commune Project, A Collaboratory
Portals of the Last Judgment
Recent and Upcoming Presentations
- “Archbishop Thomas de Beaumes (1251–1263) and Apocalypse Imagery at Reims,” 54th Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 9-12, 2019.
- “What is Authenticity? Cultural Memory and New Technologies of Stone Replication at Reims Cathedral,” SECAC, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Oct. 17-20, 2018.
- “When is Gothic Sculpture?: Reims Cathedral as a Living Monument,” Robert Branner Forum, Columbia University, NYC, Oct. 4, 2018.
- “Learning in Action: Geometry and Cathedral Design,”53rd Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 10-13, 2018.
- “Post-Medieval Interventions in the North Transept of Reims Cathedral,”91st Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, Emory University, March 1-3, 2018.
- “New Jerusalem in the City of Amiens,” Southeastern Medieval Association, College of Charleston, November 16-18, 2017.
- “A ‘Bible in Stone’? The Sculptures of the West Façade of Amiens and Contemporary Modes of Citation,” 52nd Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 10-14, 2017.
- “Tropology and the New Imagery of the Virtues and Vices at Notre-Dame, Paris and Amiens,” 90th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, University of Toronto, April 6-8, 2017.
- “From Priest to Confessor: A Parisian Origin for the New Terminology,” 13th Annual International Medieval Society–Paris with Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LAMOP) de Université de Paris I–Panthéon-Sorbonne, June 20-July 2, 2016.
Recent Grants and Awards
UA College of Arts and Sciences CARSCA Grant 2018
SEC Faculty Travel Grant 2017-2018
UA Research and Grants Committee – Level 1 Grant 2017
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend 2015
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar (York, UK) 2014
Medieval Academy of America Travel Grant 2013
Service to the Profession
International Center of Medieval Art, The Cloisters, Board of Directors (2019-2022)
Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Technology, Science and Art (AVISTA), Board of Directors (2014- ), Publications Director (2016- )
Ph.D., The Florida State University (2011)
M.A., The Florida State University (2006)
B.S., The University of Alabama (2002)