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Christina Normore researches and teaches medieval art, with an emphasis on 14th- and 15th-century northwestern Europe. While her specific topics of investigation range broadly, her work is united by a concern with how medieval art objects and practices challenge current methodologies and reshape our understanding of period and geographical divisions. Her first book, A Feast for the Eyes: Art, Performance and the Late Medieval Banquet (University of Chicago Press, 2015), argued that banquet organizers and participants developed sophisticated ways of appreciating artistic skill and attending to their own processes of perception, thereby forging a court culture that delighted in the exercise of fine aesthetic judgment.
She will not be taking on any students for the academic year 2023-24.
Program Area: Medieval
Regional Specialization: Europe
Christina Normore, A Feast for the Eyes: Art, Performance, and the Late Medieval Banquet (University of Chicago Press, 2015).
Christina Normore, "Navigating the World of Meaning," Gesta 51.1 (2012): 19-34.
Christina Normore, "On the Archival Rhetoric of Inventories: Some Records of the Valois Burgundian Court," Journal of the History of Collections 23.2 (2011): 215-227.
Christina Normore, Re-Assessing the Global Turn in Medieval Art History (Arc Humanities, 2018).