Sonja Drimmer, 2019–2020 | National Humanities Center

Sonja Drimmer (NHC Fellow, 2019–20)

Project Title

Art and Political Visuality in Late Medieval England

University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2019–20

Sonja Drimmer 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).