Jennifer M. Feltman

Assistant Professor
Art History, Medieval
(205) 348-5967
Office Location:
Garland 310
(205) 348-0287

Dr. Feltman joined the faculty as assistant professor of Medieval art and architecture in 2016. Her research focuses on the complex 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, and visual exegesis. 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.

Dr. Jennifer Feltman at Reims Cathedral, west façade, late 13th century with later restorations.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.

She serves as Publications Director for the Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Technology, Science and Art (AVISTA).

Courses Taught

ARH 360: Early Medieval
ARH 361: Late Medieval Art
ARH 461: Special Topics in Medieval Art: Gothic Cathedrals
Graduate Seminar in Medieval Art

Select PublicationsJennifer M. Feltman, ed. The North Transept of Reims Cathedral: Design, Construction, and Visual Programs (Routledge, 2016)
  • 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.
  • “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.
Forthcoming Publications
  • “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 RichardsRivenbark. New York: Routledge, Forthcoming 2017.
  • “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, Forthcoming 2017.

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Select Grants and Awards

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


Ph.D., The Florida State University (2011)
M.A., The Florida State University (2006)
B.S., The University of Alabama (2002)