Dr Debra Strickland

  • Senior Lecturer in History of Art (History of Art)

telephone: 01413306359
email: Debra.Strickland@glasgow.ac.uk

History of Art
8 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QH


My office is located in the Glasgow Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, 11 Southpark Terrace, Room 202 (E11 on the campus map).

Office Hour: Thursday 11-12noon

Research interests

  • late medieval visual culture (c. 1000-c. 1500)
  • illuminated manuscript studies
  • representations of non-Christians in Christian art
  • apocalypse and Christian eschatology
  • monsters; monster theory
  • bestiaries; animals in art

Biography

  • MA, MPhil, PhD (History of Art), Columbia University
  • MA (Anthropology), Columbia University
  • BM (Music), University of Colorado, Boulder

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Jump to: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005 | 2003
Number of items: 15.

2013

Strickland, D.H. (2013) Saracens, eschatological prophecies, and later medieval art. In: Weiser, V. (ed.) Occidental Apocalypticism. Compendium on the Geneaology of the End. Akademie Verlag, Berlin. (In Press)

2012

Hourihane, C., Strickland, D.H. and Simonetta, M., (Eds.) (2012) The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. ISBN 9780195395365

Strickland, D.H. (2012) Monstrosity and race in the Late Middle Ages. In: Mittman, A. and Dendle, P. (eds.) The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous. Series: Ashgate research companion . Ashgate, Aldershot, UK. ISBN 9781409407546

2011

Strickland, D.H. (2011) Antichrist and the Jews in Medieval art and Protestant propaganda. Studies in Iconography, 32 . pp. 1-50. ISSN 0148-1029

2010

Strickland, D.H. (2010) Introduction: The future is necessarily monstrous. Different Visions: A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art, 2 . pp. 1-13. ISSN 1935-5009

Strickland, D.H. (2010) The sartorial monsters of Herzog Ernst. Different Visions: A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art, 2 . pp. 130-164. ISSN 1935-5009

Strickland, D.H., and Mittman, A. (2010) Monstrosity [Volume editor]. Different Visions: A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art, 2 . ISSN 1935-5009

2008

Strickland, D.H. (2008) The Jews, Leviticus, and the unclean in medieval English bestiaries. In: Merback, M.B. (ed.) Beyond the Yellow Badge: Anti-Judaism and Antisemitism in Medieval and Early Modern Visual Culture. Series: Brill's series in Jewish studies (37). Brill, Leiden, Netherlands, pp. 203-232. ISBN 9789004151659

Strickland, D.H. (2008) Text, image, and contradiction in the Devisement dou monde. In: Iannucci, A.A., Akbari, S.C. and Tulk, J. (eds.) Marco Polo and the Encounter of East and West. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Canada. ISBN 9780802099280

Strickland, D.H. (2008) The exotic in the later Middle Ages: recent critical approaches. Literature Compass, 5 (1). pp. 58-72. (doi:10.1111/j.1741-4113.2007.00507.x)

2007

Strickland, D.H., (Ed.) (2007) Images of Medieval Sanctity: Essays in Honour of Gary Dickson. Series: Visualising the Middle Ages. Brill, Leiden, Netherlands. ISBN 9789004160538

Strickland, D.H. (2007) Picturing antichrist and others in the Prado 'Epiphany' by Hieronymous Bosch. In: Nichols, T. (ed.) Others and Outcasts in Early Modern Europe: Picturing the Social Margins. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, pp. 11-35. ISBN 9780754655572

Strickland, D.H. (2007) The holy and the unholy: analogies for the numinous in later medieval art. In: Strickland, D.H. (ed.) Images of Medieval Sanctity: Essays in Honour of Gary Dickson. Series: Visualising the Middle Ages (1). Brill, Leiden, Netherlands, pp. 101-120. ISBN 9789004160538

2005

Strickland, D.H. (2005) Artists, audience, and ambivalence in Marco Polo's Divisament dou monde. Viator, 36 . pp. 493-529. ISSN 0083-5897

2003

Strickland, D.H. (2003) Saracens, Demons, and Jews: Making Monsters in Medieval Art. Princeton University Press, Princeton, USA. ISBN 9780691057194

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Number of items: 15.

Article

Strickland, D.H. (2011) Antichrist and the Jews in Medieval art and Protestant propaganda. Studies in Iconography, 32 . pp. 1-50. ISSN 0148-1029

Strickland, D.H. (2010) Introduction: The future is necessarily monstrous. Different Visions: A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art, 2 . pp. 1-13. ISSN 1935-5009

Strickland, D.H. (2010) The sartorial monsters of Herzog Ernst. Different Visions: A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art, 2 . pp. 130-164. ISSN 1935-5009

Strickland, D.H., and Mittman, A. (2010) Monstrosity [Volume editor]. Different Visions: A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art, 2 . ISSN 1935-5009

Strickland, D.H. (2008) The exotic in the later Middle Ages: recent critical approaches. Literature Compass, 5 (1). pp. 58-72. (doi:10.1111/j.1741-4113.2007.00507.x)

Strickland, D.H. (2005) Artists, audience, and ambivalence in Marco Polo's Divisament dou monde. Viator, 36 . pp. 493-529. ISSN 0083-5897

Book

Strickland, D.H. (2003) Saracens, Demons, and Jews: Making Monsters in Medieval Art. Princeton University Press, Princeton, USA. ISBN 9780691057194

Book Section

Strickland, D.H. (2013) Saracens, eschatological prophecies, and later medieval art. In: Weiser, V. (ed.) Occidental Apocalypticism. Compendium on the Geneaology of the End. Akademie Verlag, Berlin. (In Press)

Strickland, D.H. (2012) Monstrosity and race in the Late Middle Ages. In: Mittman, A. and Dendle, P. (eds.) The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous. Series: Ashgate research companion . Ashgate, Aldershot, UK. ISBN 9781409407546

Strickland, D.H. (2008) The Jews, Leviticus, and the unclean in medieval English bestiaries. In: Merback, M.B. (ed.) Beyond the Yellow Badge: Anti-Judaism and Antisemitism in Medieval and Early Modern Visual Culture. Series: Brill's series in Jewish studies (37). Brill, Leiden, Netherlands, pp. 203-232. ISBN 9789004151659

Strickland, D.H. (2008) Text, image, and contradiction in the Devisement dou monde. In: Iannucci, A.A., Akbari, S.C. and Tulk, J. (eds.) Marco Polo and the Encounter of East and West. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Canada. ISBN 9780802099280

Strickland, D.H. (2007) Picturing antichrist and others in the Prado 'Epiphany' by Hieronymous Bosch. In: Nichols, T. (ed.) Others and Outcasts in Early Modern Europe: Picturing the Social Margins. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, pp. 11-35. ISBN 9780754655572

Strickland, D.H. (2007) The holy and the unholy: analogies for the numinous in later medieval art. In: Strickland, D.H. (ed.) Images of Medieval Sanctity: Essays in Honour of Gary Dickson. Series: Visualising the Middle Ages (1). Brill, Leiden, Netherlands, pp. 101-120. ISBN 9789004160538

Edited Book

Hourihane, C., Strickland, D.H. and Simonetta, M., (Eds.) (2012) The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. ISBN 9780195395365

Strickland, D.H., (Ed.) (2007) Images of Medieval Sanctity: Essays in Honour of Gary Dickson. Series: Visualising the Middle Ages. Brill, Leiden, Netherlands. ISBN 9789004160538

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  • Faculty of Arts Strategic Allocation Research Grant, University of Glasgow, 2008
  • Travel Grant, British Academy (2008, 2006)
  • Travel Grant, College Art Association, 2006
  • 2006 Domestic Lecturer, International Center of Medieval Art
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Glasgow Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, 2004-06.
  • Honorary Fellow, Department of History of Art, University of Edinburgh, 2001-08.
  • Visiting Fellow, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Princeton University, 2001-02.
  • Research Grant, British Academy, 2000.
  • U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1999.
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, 1998-99.
  • University of Oklahoma Research Council Grant, 1997.
  • Newberry-British Academy Fellowship for Study in Great Britain, 1997.
  • Research Development Grant, University of Oklahoma, 1997.
  • Junior Faculty Fellowship, University of Oklahoma, 1997.
  • Visiting Research Fellowship, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto, 1997.
  • University of Oklahoma Arts and Sciences Faculty Enrichment Grant, 1997.
  • University of Oklahoma Research Council Grant, 1996.
  • President’s Fellow, Columbia University: 1992, 1989-90, 1988-89.
  • Whiting Fellow, 1991-92. 
  • Jerry Stannard Memorial Award, University of Kansas, 1991.

I welcome PhD applications from students on topics related to any of my research areas.

Current and recent research students:

  • Zoe Boden: 'Performance, Procession and Display in the Medieval Church 1200-1500', AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) PhD. See Opus anglicanum.
  • Jennifer Scammell: 'Images of the Virgin Mary in 14th and 15thc. Vernacular Art and Literature and Their Popular Reception in England' (PhD awarded 2010)
  • Federica Giacobbe: 'Painting in Sabina and South Umbria during the 11th and 12th Centuries: An Independent Stylistic Trend?'
  • Monika Winiarcyzk:' Blind, Weak, Sick and Impotent: Synagoga and the Relationship between Medieval Notions of the Female and Jewish Body'
  • Rosalyn Saunders: 'Old English Monsters, Gender and Becoming Undone'
  • Sara Oberg Stradal: 'The Body in Late Medieval English Medical Manuscripts'
  • Convenor, MLitt in Art History: The Renaissance in Northern Europe and Italy (from 2014, subject to approval)
  • Antichrist, Apocalypse, and the End of Time in Medieval Art (Junior Honours)
  • Monsters, Women, and Jews: Medieval Art and Identity (Senior Honours)
  • Reading the Past: From Script to Print (English Language, Honours, team-taught)
  • Medieval English Literature II (English Language, Honours, team-taught)

Administration

  • Deputy Director, Institute of Art History
  • Research Convenor, History of Art
  • Core Member, Stirling Maxwell Centre for the Study of Text/Image Cultures

External Responsibilities

  • External examiner, University of Edinburgh
  • Editorial Board member, Different Visions: A Journal of New Approaches to Medieval Art
  • Editorial Board member, Ikon
  • Coordinator of ‘ICMA in Scotland’ initiative, International Center of Medieval Art (New York)

Forthcoming Publications

The Epiphany of Hieronymus Bosch: Imagining Antichrist and Others from the Middle Ages to the Reformation. Turnhout: Brepols (under contract)

with Colum Hourihane (Editor-in-Chief) and Marcello Simonetta (Associate Editor). Associate Editor of The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art. 5 vols. Oxford: Oxford University Press (in press)

‘Meanings of Muhammad in Later Medieval Art’ in Picturing Prophetic Knowledge: The Prophet Muhammad in Cross-Cultural Literary and Artistic Traditions, ed. Christine J. Gruber and Avinoam Shalem (Leiden: Brill, under review)

‘Saracens, Eschatological Prophecies, and Later Medieval Art,’ in Occidental Apocalypticism: Compendium on the Geneaology of the End, ed. Veronika Weiser, et al. (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, forthcoming 2012)

‘From the Wonders of the East to the Black Magus: Ethiopians and Race’ (journal article in progress)

Earlier books

Published under the name, Debra Hassig

Medieval Bestiaries: Text, Image, Ideology (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)

The Mark of the Beast: The Medieval Bestiary in Art, Life, and Literature, ed. Debra Hassig (New York: Garland, 1999; paperback ed.: New York, Routledge, 2000)

Recent Invited Presentations

‘Ethiopians and Ambiguity in Late Medieval Art’, The Second Lois Drewer Memorial Lecture, Index of Christian Art, Princeton University (scheduled 7 May 2012)

‘The Prophet Muhammad in Late Medieval Christian Manuscripts’, History of the Book Seminar Series, Newberry Library, Chicago (scheduled 3 May 2012)

‘“Ethiopians” and the Problem of “Race” in Medieval Art and Thought’, Edinburgh Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of Edinburgh, 13 March 2012

‘From Goats to Griffins: Medieval Bestiaries and Artistic Visions of Nature’, gallery talk, Glasgow Sculpture Space, Glasgow, 23 February 2012

‘Multiculturalism or Anti-Culturalism?: The Case of “Ethiopians” in Late Medieval Art’, keynote address for Israeli Association for Visual Culture in the Middle Ages (IMAGO) conference on ‘Boundaries and Multi-Culturalism in the Middle Ages, Tel Aviv University, 31 May 2011.

‘From the Wonders of the East to the Black Magus: Ethiopians and Race’, Medieval Seminar, University of Warwick, 4 May 2011.

‘Monstrosity, Humanity, and the Case of the Prophet Muhammad in Late Medieval Art’, Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies (CLAMS) Seminar, King’s College London, 14 October 2010.

‘The Exotic in the Middle Ages: The Case of “Ethiopians”’, international symposium on ‘Appropriating the Exotic: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives’, Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, University of East Anglia, 9 October 2010.

‘The Problem of the Prophet in Later Medieval Art’, Edinburgh Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 16 March 2010.

‘Meanings of Muhammad in Later Medieval Art’, international conference on ‘Crossing Boundaries, Creating Images: In Search of the Prophet Muhammad in Literary and Visual Traditions’, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence, 17 July 2009.

‘The Monstrosity of Otherness in Herzog Ernst’, Forty-Third Annual International Congress of Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 10 May 2008.

‘Antichrist, Jews, and Intervisuality in Late Medieval Art and Protestant Propaganda’, History of Art Research Seminar, University of Glasgow, 16 January 2008.

‘Christus contrarius: Antichrist, the Pope, and the Jews’, international conference on ‘Art as Historical Text’, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, 16 May 2007.

‘The Jewish Antichrist and Hieronymus Bosch’, Medieval History Seminar, Institute for Historical Research, London, 8 March 2007.

‘Liturgy and Subversion in the Prado Epiphany by Hieronymus Bosch’, international conference on ‘Art and Liturgy in the Middle Ages’, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, 12 June 2006.

‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Exotic East in the Middle Ages’, keynote address, Glasgow Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies Postgraduate Symposium, University of Glasgow, 2 June 2006.

‘The Holy and the Unholy: Analogies for the Numinous in Later Medieval Art’, Sessions in Honor of Madeline Caviness, Fortieth Annual International Congress of Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 5 May 2006.

‘Exotics in the Middle Ages: Friends or Foes?’, keynote address for international conference on ‘Friends, Foes, and Lovers’, Twenty-Seventh Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, Plymouth State University, 28 April 2006.

‘Saracens in Later Medieval Art and Thought’, History of Art Seminar, Dartmouth College, 25 April 2006.