dickinson college department of art & art history

Faculty


Phillip J. Earenfight

Associate Professor of Art and Art History, Director of the Trout Gallery (2002).
B.A., University of Washington, 1985; M.A., Rutgers University, 1990; Ph.D., 1999.
earenfip@dickinson.edu

Professor Earenfight specializes in the art, architecture, and urban planning of late medieval Italy. He is currently working on a study of the Misericordia confraternity and its place on the Piazza del Duomo in Florence during the late twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

Books
Editor and principal author, A Kiowa's Odyssey: A Sketchbook From Fort Marion (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007).
Co-editor, Within the Landscape: Studies on Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Imagery (The Trout Gallery in collaboration with the Pennsylvania University Press, 2005) in press.

Articles
"The Piazza San Giovanni Before Brunelleschi: The Misericordia and Trecento Florentine Ubranism," (forthcoming)."

"Sacred Sites in Public Spaces: The Misericordia and Orsanmichele in Post-Plague Florence," forthcoming in Italian Art: 1250-1600: Essays in Honor of Andrew Ladis (Athens: University of Georgia Museum of Art, 2007).

Introduction: Mapping the Image of the American Landscape," in Within the Landscape: Studies on Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Imagery, 1-9 (Carlisle: The Trout Gallery with The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005).

"Mnemonics, Catechism, and The Allegory of Divine Misericordia: How a Trecento Florentine Confraternity Instructed Its Members in Christian Theology through Image and Text," Journal of Religious History 28 (2004): 64-86.

"Duccio's Maesta Passion Cycle and Medieval Manuscript Illuminations," Source 12 (1994): 6-13.

Book Reviews

William R. Levin, The Allegory of Mercy at the Misericordia in Florence. Historiography, Context, Iconography, and the Documentation of Confraternal Charity in the Trecento (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, Inc., 2004), in Speculum (forthcoming, 2005/6).

Victor M. Schmidt, ed., Italian Panel Paintings of the Duecento and Trecento. Studies in the History of Art, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Symposium Papers XXVIII (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2002) and Patricia Sherwin Garland, ed., Early Italian Paintings: Approaches to Conservation. Proceedings of a Symposium at the Yale University Art Gallery, April 2002 (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2003) in Aurora, The Journal of the History of Art 5 (2004): 125-142.

Joanna Cannon and Beth Williamson, eds., Art, Politics, and Civic Religion in Central Italy 1261-1352: Essays by Postraduate Students at the Courtauld Institute of Art (Hants and Brookfield: Ashgate, 2000), in Aurora, The Journal of the History of Art 3 (2002): 105-112.

MUSEUM-RELATED PUBLICATIONS

Exhibition Catalogues

Editor, Grace Hartigan: Painting Art History, Text and Interview by Sharon Hirsh (Carlisle: The Trout Gallery with University of Washington Press, 2003).

Symposium/Collected Essays

Co-editor and "Introduction: Mapping the Image of the American Landscape," Within the Landscape: Studies on Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Imagery (Carlisle: The Trout Gallery with The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005).

Student-Faculty Publications

Ellen Day Hale and the Etcher-Painter Movement (Carlisle: The Trout Gallery, 2007).

Visualizing a Mission: Artifacts and Imagery of the Carlisle Indian School, 1879-1918 (Carlisle: The Trout Gallery, 2004).

SCHOLARLY PAPERS/SYMPOSIA

"Sacred Sites in Public Spaces: The Misericordia and Orsanmichele in Post-Plague Florence," Conference on Italian Art in Honor of Andrew Ladis, University of Georgia Museum of Art, September 7-9, 2006).

"The Seventh Act of Mercy: Images of Burying the Dead in Late Medieval Europe, " Session Chair, Constructions of Death, Mourning, and Memory Conference, October 27-29, 2006, Woodcliff, NJ.

"Museum Exhibitions as Memory Construction," Migration, Memory, and Museum, Dickinson College, November 10-12, 2005.

"A Kiowa's Odyssey: Reconstructing Etahdleuh Doanmoe's Album of Ledger Drawings from Fort Marion," American Studies Association, Annual Conference, November 13, 2004.

"Images of Judgment and Authority in Late Medieval Florence," 39th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, February 6, 2004.

"Florence as the New Jerusalem: The Symbol and the Real on the Piazza San Giovanni," Annual Conference, Medieval Academy, New York City, April 4-6, 2002.

"Florence and the Misericordia: Maintaining a Pictorial Tradition on the Piazza San Giovanni in the Sixteenth Century," Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference, Denver, October 25-October 28, 2001.

"Mnemonics, Catechism, and The Allegory of Divine Misericordia: How a Trecento Florentine Confraternity Instructed Its Members in Christian Theology through Image and Text," Renaissance Society of America, Annual Conference, Chicago, March 29-April, 2001.

"Property, Politics, and Public Identity: The Piazza San Giovanni in 13th-14th Century Florence," University of Pittsburgh, Henry Clay Frick Department of Fine Arts, March 13, 2001.

"Florence as the New Jerusalem: The Metaphor and the Real on the Piazza San Giovanni," College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, February 28-March 3, 2001.

"The Allegory of Divine Misericordia in Trecento Florence," Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Marburg, Germany, May, 2001.

"Urban Images in the Piazza San Giovanni: A Case for Trecento Florentine Urbanism," Conference on Early Italian Art, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, September, 1998.

"De Civitate Dei and the Buon Comune: Sources and Meaning in the Image of Divine Misericordia" Conference on Early Italian Art, University of Georgia, Athens, April, 1996.

"The Loggia della Misericordia: Charity as a Florentine Civic Virtue," College Art Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, January 25-28, 1995.

"Medieval Manuscripts and Duccio's Maesta Passion Cycle," Fifteenth Annual Medieval Forum, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, New Hampshire, April 23-25, 1994.