Issue Six: Are We Post-Theoretical? (2020)

We are excited to present this new issue of Different Visions featuring four essays that engage with the relevance of theory to medieval art history-and to art history in general-today. The essays were inspired by Gerald Guest’s session at the 2019 International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo entitled “Medieval Art History: Are We Post-Theoretical?” The four essays, as well as a conversation between the four authors, will be available in July.



Jennifer Borland, Oklahoma State University and Nancy Thompson, St. Olaf College. Introduction to the Issue.

Gerald B. Guest, John Carroll University. Embodiment and Devotion in the Très Riches Heures (or, the Possibilities of a Post-Theoretical Art History). 

Zachary Stewart, Texas A&M University. Other Spaces: Medieval Architectural History Between Theory and Practice.

Marian Bleeke, Cleveland State University. Ivory and Whiteness.

Jessamine Batario, Colby College. History, Theory, and the Risks of Being Wrong.

Are We Post-Theoretical? A Conversation between Gerry Guest, Zachary Stewart, Marian Bleeke, and Jessamine Batario.