Robert A. Maxwell (Ph.D., Yale; A.B., Princeton)
teaches the art of the Middle Ages, specializing in the sculpture,
architecture, and manuscripts of the Romanesque and Early Gothic
periods, while also pursuing an interest in medieval art's
His research has concerned problems of word & image (
Art Bulletin), the 18th-century reception of medieval art ( Art History), sculptural provenance ( Bulletin monumental), Romanesque architecture and the “workshop” model ( Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians), the problem of sculptural programs ( Le programme), and pilgrimage architecture ( Architectural History).
Forthcoming articles include studies of the ethnicity of Romanesque art; Aquitainian illumination; the temporality of dreams in 12th-century illuminated manuscripts; fraud, forgery and the cult of the image.
Freshman seminar: The Medieval City Writing seminar: Writing about Reading an Illuminated Manuscript Introductory Course: Medieval Art Introductory Course: Medieval Architecture Introductory Course: Byzantine Art and Architecture Undergrad Seminar: 1066 - Site Seminar to Normandy and England Undergrad Seminar: Whores, Lepers & the Ugly: Outcasts in Medieval Art Undergrad Seminar: Dreams & Visions in Medieval Art Advanced Seminar: Illuminated Manuscripts of the Middle Ages Advanced Seminar: Glossed Books and Medieval Learning (with Prof. Ann Matter) Advanced Seminar: Cluny 910-2010 - Site Seminar to Burgundy Graduate Seminar: The Early History of Art History Graduate Seminar: Methods in Art History Graduate Seminar: Romanesque Art Graduate Seminar: Medieval Urbanism: Art, History, Theory Graduate Seminar: Medieval, Postmodern Graduate Seminar: Spanish Medieval Art Coming Soon: Age of Pilgrimage and Crusades Apocalypse Now & Then Death & Dying in Medieval Art