Sonja Drimmer, 2019–2020

Art and Political Visuality in Late Medieval England


History of Art and Architecture, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Sonja Drimmer, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sonja Drimmer (Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Fellow, spring semester) made substantial progress on her book project, Art and Political Visuality in Late Medieval England. She revised and completed preparations on a number of essays and articles, including “The Severed Head as Public Sculpture in Late Medieval England,” which appeared in the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 50.2 (spring 2020); “The Shapes of History: Houghton Library, Richardson MS 35 and Chronicles of England in Codex and Roll,” in Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections (Toronto, PIMS, forthcoming); and “A Political Poster in Late Medieval England: British Library, Harley MS 7353,” in Performance, Ceremony and Display in Late Medieval Britain: Proceedings of the 2018 Harlaxton Symposium (Tyas, 2020). She also wrote the introduction to a special journal issue that she is editing, “Manual Impressions: Visualizing Print in Manuscript, Europe c.1450-c.1850,” Digital Philology 9.2 (forthcoming, fall 2020). Drimmer is associate professor of medieval art and architecture at University of Massachusetts Amherst.