Bibliography of Works by Rachel Dressler

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Of Armor and Men in Medieval England: Chivalric Rhetoric and Three English Knights’ Effigies. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2004.

Articles and Book Chapters 

“Alabaster and Agency: The Tomb of Edward II in Gloucester Cathedral.” Mediaevalia: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Medieval Studies Worldwide 40 (2019): 107-38.

[with Marian Bleeke, Jennifer Borland, Martha Easton, and Elizabeth L’Estrange]. “Artistic Representation: Women and/in Medieval Visual Culture.” In A Cultural History of Women in the Middle Ages, edited by Kim M. Phillips, 179-214. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Identity, Status, and Material: Medieval Alabaster Effigies in England.” Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture 5.2 (2015): 65-96.

“Sculptural Representation and Spatial Appropriation in a Medieval Chantry Chapel.” In The Thresholds of Late Medieval Visual Culture: Liminal Spaces, edited by Elina Gertsman and Jill Stevenson, 217-36. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell, 2012.

“’Show Me the Money’: Grants for Feminist Work.” Medieval Feminist Forum 44.2 (2008): 12-20.

Gender as Spectacle and Construct in the Gyvernay Effigies at St Mary’s Church, Limington.” Different Visions: A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art 1 (2008).

Continuing the Discourse: Feminist Scholarship and Medieval Art.” Medieval Feminist Forum 43.1 (2007): 15-34.

“‘Those effigies which belonged to the English Nation’: Antiquarianism, Nationalism and Charles Alfred Stothard’s Monumental Effigies of Great Britain.” Studies in Medievalism 14 (2005): 143-74.

“Cross-Legged Knights and Signification in English Medieval Tomb Sculpture.” Studies in Iconography 21 (2000): 91-121.

“Steel Corpse: Imaging the Knight in Death.” In Conflicted Identities and Multiple Masculinities: Men in the Medieval West, edited by Jacqueline Murray, 135-67. New York: Garland, 1999.

“Deus Hoc Vult: Visual Rhetoric at the Time of the Crusades.” Medieval Encounters: A Journal of Jewish, Christian and Muslim Culture in Confluence and Dialogue 1-2 (1995): 188-218.

Book Reviews

Review of Jessica Barker, Stone Fidelity: Marriage and Emotion in Medieval Tomb Sculpture. Speculum 96.4 (Sept. 2021): 1140-42.

Review of Zuleika Murat, ed., English Alabaster Carvings and Their Cultural Contexts. Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture 7.2 (2020): 183-88.

Review of Janet Snyder, Early Gothic Column-Figure Sculpture in France. Speculum 88 (2013): 340-41.

Review of Diane Wolfthal, In and Out of the Marital Bed: Seeing Sex in Renaissance Europe. Studies in Iconography 33 (2012): 290-93.

Review of Madeline H. Caviness, Visualizing Women in the Middle Ages: Sight, Spectacle, and Scopic Economy. Studies in Iconography 25 (2004): 280-83.

Reference Works

Contributions to Census of Gothic Sculpture in America, Vol. 3: the Museums of New York and Pennsylvania, edited by Joan Holladay and Susan Ward. New York: International Center of Medieval Art, 2016.

“Gender Studies in Medieval Art.” In The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art, Vol. 2, edited by Colum Hourihane, 646-49. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Entries in French Romanesque Sculpture: An Annotated Bibliography, edited by Thomas Lyman. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1987.

Online Essays and Interviews

Growing Up in the Shadow of the Mountain,” The Material Collective, 10 August 2020.

[with Marian Bleeke, Jennifer Borland, Martha Easton, Anne F. Harris, Asa Simon Mittman, Karen Overbey, Ben C. Tilghman, Nancy C. Thompson, and Maggie M. Williams.] “An Interview with the Material Collective.” Rutgers Art Review 33/34 (2019).

Tattooing Loss,” The Material Collective, 17 July 2017.

The Problematic of Things,” The Material Collective, 21 July 2016.

Embracing the Fog,” The Material Collective, 24 January 2016.

Competition or Collaboration?The Material Collective, 24 June 2015.

We are the Material Collective.” Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture 4.2 (2013): 236-41.

Angst in the A. M.,” The Material Collective, 11 November 2012.