medieval imageDifferent Visions: A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art is a web-based, open-access, peer-reviewed annual, devoted to progressive scholarship on medieval art. Different Visions seeks to fill a significant gap in current publishing venues by featuring articles employing contemporary postmodern and poststructuralist theoretical frameworks to examine medieval visual culture. Authors are encouraged to explore the application of such approaches as feminist and gender analysis, historiography, semiotics, post colonialism and queer theory to works produced during the period from the fourth through the fifteenth century. The journal will also consider essays on medieval visual culture that emerge from multiple disciplinary perspectives.

Different Visions offers a central publication to serve authors and readers interested in the full gamut of medieval objects and in contemporary critical theory. The journal covers the entire range of visual culture—architecture, manuscripts, sculpture, stained glass, and portable arts—and accepts articles about Byzantine and Islamic cultures as well as central, eastern and western Europe. Its electronic format provides a low-cost delivery, allowing Different Visions to avoid a subscription charge and permits more illustrations at less expense than standard print media. It also offers new opportunities for such innovative features as audio clips and virtual tours of monuments.

Editorial Board

Virginia Blanton, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Rachel Dressler, Editor-in-Chief, University at Albany
Sarah Salih, King’s College, London
Debra Higgs Strickland, Glasgow Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of Glasgow
Nancy M. Thompson, St. Olaf College
Maggie Williams, William Paterson University

Publication Information

Different Visions: A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art, ISSN 1935-5009, is published online and partially funded by the Art Department at the University of Albany, State University of New York. Essays focus on the application of contemporary critical methodologies to the study of medieval visual culture. There are no subscription costs or postage involved.

Image Publication Information

Different Visions is an open access, scholarly publication available at no charge. Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions for any copyrighted material used in their articles. While we have made every attempt to document the image source and acknowledge possible copyright holders, our use of these images for non-profit, educational purposes likely falls under the Fair Use exceptions of the Copyright Act of 1976. Furthermore, the majority of the works represented in the articles are clearly within the public domain. If we are alerted to any potential infringement, we will promptly remove the image in question.