Issue One: Triangulating Our Vision


Special inaugural issue of Different Visions dedicated to Madeline H. Caviness’s “triangulatory” approach to medieval art and featuring papers given at the Forty-first International Congress on Medieval Studies, which took place at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, May 4-7, 2006.

Editor-in-Chief: Rachel Dressler, University at Albany
Guest Editor: Corine Schleif, Arizona State University



Rachel Dressler, University at Albany. Welcome to Different Visions: A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art.

Views of Ourselves

Kathleen Biddick
, Temple University. Sexing the Cherry

Kathleen Biddick, Temple University and Madeline Caviness, Tufts University. Transcript of Interview, Boston, March 28, 2006, on which the above essay is based.


Views of Our Theories, Views of Ourselves

Corine Schleif
, Arizona State University. Introduction or Conclusion: Are We Still Being Historical? Exposing the Ehenheim Epitaph Using History and Theory.

Charles Nelson, Tufts University. Are We Being Theoretical Yet? Innocents Abroad and Sachsenspiegel Scholarship.

Madeline Caviness, Tufts University. General Response to the Papers, 2006, “The End of Theory?”


Views of Art from the Middle Ages, Views of Our Theories, Views of Ourselves

Madeline H. Caviness
, Tufts University. From the Self-Invention of the Whiteman in the Thirteenth Century to The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Anne F. Harris, DePauw University. Stained Glass Window as Thing: Heidegger, the Shoemaker Panels, and the Commercial and Spiritual Economies of Chartres Cathedral in the 13th Century.

Karl Whittington, University of California at Berkeley, Ph.D. candidate. The Cruciform Womb: Process, Symbol and Salvation in Bodleian Library MS. Ashmole 399.

Rachel Dressler, University at Albany. Gender as Spectacle and Construct: The Gyvernay Effigies at St. Mary’s Church, Limington.

Sarah Bromberg, University of Pittsburgh, Ph. D. candidate. Gendered and Ungendered Readings of the Rothschild Canticles.

Martha Easton, Bryn Mawr College. “Was It Good for You Too?” Medieval Erotic Art and Its Audiences.

Linda Seidel, University of Chicago. Adam and Eve: Shameless First Couple of the Ghent Altarpiece.