Ph.D. dissertations in Medieval Studies, 1990-2011

The lists provided here offer a guide to the hundreds of dissertations on topics in Medieval Studies completed at Harvard University during the last two decades. Please inform Sean Gilsdorf of any omissions, errors, or necessary corrections.

Dissertations by Author

Rahim Acar (NELC, 2002): Creation: A comparative study between Avicenna's and Aquinas' positions

Catherine Adoyo (Romance Languages, 2011): The order of all things: Mimetic craft in Dante's Commedia

Panagiotis Agapitos (Classics, 1990): Narrative structure in the Byzantine vernacular romances: A textual and literary study ofKallimachos, Belthandros and Libistros

Ahmad Ahmad (NELC, 2005): Structural interrelations of theory and practice in Islamic law: A study of Takhrīj al-Furūʻ ʻalá al-Uṣūl literature

Dimiter Angelov (History, 2002): Imperial ideology and political thought in Byzantium, 1204-ca. 1330

Diliana Angelova (History of Art, 2005): Gender and imperial authority in Rome and early Byzantium, first to sixth centuries

Zayde Antrim (History, 2005): Place and belonging in medieval Syria, 6th/12th to 8th/14th centuries

Sinān Antūn (NELC, 2006): The poetics of the obscene: Ibn al-Ḥajjāj and Sukhf

Kirsten Ataoguz (History of Art, 2007): The apostolic commissioning of the monks of Saint John in Müestair, Switzerland: painting and preaching in a Churraetian Monastery

Fatemeh Azinfar (Comparative Literature, 1999): Doubt, dissent and skepticism in the literary tradition of the medieval period

Patrick Baker (History, 2009): Illustrious men: Italian renaissance humanists on humanism

Bridget Balint (Classics, 2002): Hildebert of Lavardin's "Liber de querimonia" in its cultural context

Henry Bayerle (Comparative Literature, 2004): Speakers in the Latin historical epics of twelfth-century Italy

Dianne Bazell (Religion, 1991): Christian diet: A case study using Arnald of Villanova's De esu carnium

William Bennett (English, 1992): Interrupting the word: Mankind and the politics of the vernacular

Robert Berkhofer (History, 1997): Monastic patrimony, management and accountability in Northern France, ca. 1000-1200

Persis Berlekamp (History of Art, 2003): Wonders and their images in late medieval Islamic culture: "the wonders of creation" in Fars and Iraq, 1280-1388

Gabriella Berzin (Near Eastern Languages, 2010): The Medieval Hebrew version of psychology in Avicenna's Salvation (Al-Najāt)

Janna Bianchini (née Wasilewski) (History, 2007): Regina: The life of Berenguela of Castile, 1180-1246

Noël Bisson (Music, 1998): English polyphony for the Virgin Mary: The votive antiphon, 1430-1500

Josiah Blackmore (History, 1992): Fernão Lopes and the writing of history in the Crónica de D. João I

Emmanuel Bourbouhakis (Classics, 2006): "Not composed in a chance manner": The epitaphios for Manuel I Komnenos by Eustathius of Thessalonike: text, translation, commentary

Matthieu Boyd (Celtic, 2011): The source of enchantment: The Marvels of Rigomer (Les Mervelles de Rigomer) and the evolution of Celtic influence on medieval francophone storytelling

Nancy Breen (Celtic, 1999): Towards an edition of Di astud chirt ⁊ dligid

Benjamin Bruch (Celtic, 2005): Du gveras a.b.c/An pen can hanna yv d: Cornish verse forms and the evolution of Cornish prosody, c. 1350-1611

Christopher Cannon (English, 1993): The making of Chaucer's English: A study in the formation of a literary language

William Carroll (Germanic Languages, 1995): Latin education and secular German literature: An analysis of Latin grammar instruction and its influence on middle high German poets

Gary Cestaro (Romance Languages, 1990): The whip and the wet nurse: Dante's De vulgari eloquentia and the psychology of grammar in the Middle Ages

Kathryn Chadbourne (Celtic, 1999): The otherworld procession in Irish and Welsh literature and folklore

Christina Chance (Celtic, 2010): Imagining empire: Maxen Wledic, Arthur, and Charlemagne in Welsh literature after the Edwardian conquest

Horacio Chiong Rivero (Romance Languages, 2002): Maker of masks: Fray Antonio de Guevara's pseudo-historical fictionalizations

Jeffrey Cohen (English, 1992): The tradition of the giant in early England: A study of the monstrous in folklore, theology, history and literature

William Cole (Romance Languages, 1991): Romance to tragedy: A comparative study of the Tristan poems of Béroul and Gottfried

Jonathan Conant (History, 2004): Staying Roman: Vandals, Moors, and Byzantines in late antique North Africa, 400-700

Alan Cooper (History, 1998): Obligation and jurisdiction: Roads and bridges in medieval England (c. 700-1300)

Michael Cooperson (NELC, 1994): The heirs of the prophets in classical Arabic biography

Jason Crawford (English, 2008): Personification and its discontents: Studies from Langland to Bunyan

Barbara Croken (NELC, 1990): Zabîd under the Rasulids of Yemen, 626-858 AH/ 1229-1454 AD

Michael Cuthbert (Music, 2006): Trecento fragments and polyphony beyond the codex

Philip Daileader (History, 1996): The medieval community of Perpignan, 1162-1397

Jennifer Davis (History, 2007): Patterns of power: Charlemagne and the invention of medieval rulership

Anthony D'Elia (History, 2000): In praise of matrimony: Italian renaissance humanists on marriage and sexual pleasure

Susan Deskis (English, 1991): Proverbial backgrounds to the sententiae of Beowulf

Mark DeStephano (Romance Languages, 1995): Feudal relations in the Poema de mío Cid: Comparative perspectives in medieval Spanish and French epic

Alnoor Dhanani (History of Science, 1991): Kalām and Hellenistic cosmology: Minimal parts in Basrian Muʻtazilī atomism

Giorgio DiMauro (Slavic Languages, 2002): The furnace, the crown, and the serpent: Images of Babylon in Muscovite Rus'

Carol Dover (Romance Languages, 1990): Nature, nurture and the hero: Narrating identity in the old French prose Lancelot

Simon Doubleday (History, 1996): The Laras: An aristocratic family in the kingdoms of Castile and León, 1075-1361

David Drogin (History of Art, 2003): Representations of Bentivoglio authority: Fifteenth-century painting and sculpture in the Bentivoglio Chapel, San Giacomo Maggiore, Bologna

Ivan Drpić (History of Art, 2011): Kosmos of verse: Epigram, art, and devotion in later Byzantium

Mary Dunn (Religion, 2008): Sainte-Anne-du-Petit-Cap: The making of an early modern shrine

Leslie Dunton-Downer (Comparative Literature, 1992): The obscene poetic self in Rutebeuf and Chaucer

Koray Durak (History, 2008): Commerce and networks of exchange between the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic Near East from the early ninth century to the arrival of the Crusaders

Nadia El Cheikh (History, 1992): Byzantium viewed by the Arabs

Ahmed El Shamsy (Middle Eastern Studies, 2009): From tradition to law: The origins and early development of the Shāfi‘ī School of Law in ninth-century Egypt

Daphna Ephrat (NELC, 1993): The Sunni ʻulamaʾ of eleventh-century Baghdad and the transmission of knowledge: A social history

Charlene Eska (née Shipman) (Celtic, 2006): An edition of Cáin Lánamna: An Old Irish tract on marriage and divorce law

Pauline Eskenasy (NELC, 1991): Antony of Tagrit's Rhetoric book one: Introduction, partial translation, and commentary

Marilina Falzarano (Romance Languages, 1999): Il volgarizzamento dei seitte salmi penitenziali di Simone Da Cascina

Lianna Farber (English, 1998): Legitimacy in late medieval England

Feng Xiang (English, 1990): Chaucer and the Romaunt of the Rose: A new study in authorship

Justine Firnhaber-Baker (History, 2007): Guerram publice et palem faciendo: Local war and royal authority in late medieval southern France

Timothy Fitzgerald (Middle Eastern Studies, 2009): Ottoman methods of conquest: Legal imperialism and the city of Aleppo, 1480-1570

Hugh Fogarty (Celtic, 2005): A critical edition of the Middle Irish saga Aided Guill meic Carbada ocus Aided Gairb Glinni Rígi

Sheryl Forste-Gruppe (Comparative Literature, 1996): Signifying acts: Writing in the Middle English romances

Katherine Forsyth (Celtic, 1996): The Ogham inscriptions of Scotland: An edited corpus

Elizabeth Fowler (English, 1992): The contingencies of person: Studies in the poetic and legal conceits of early modern England

Shirin Fozi (History of Art, 2010): The body recast and revived: Figural tomb sculpture in the Holy Roman Empire, 1080--1160

Brian Frykenberg (Celtic, 1994): Poetry of Suibne Geilt and St. Mo-Ling from Brussels Bibliothèque Royale MS. 5100-04

Bruce Fudge (NELC, 2003): The major Qurʼān commentary of al-Ṭabrisī (d. 548/1154)

John Gagné (History, 2008): French Milan: Citizens, occupiers, and the Italian Wars, 1499-1529

Sophia Georgiopoulou (Classics, 1990): Theodore II Dukas Laskaris (1222-1258) as an author and an intellectual of the XIIIth century

Kelly Gibson (History, 2011): Rewriting history: Carolingian reform and controversy in biographies of saints

Luis Girón Negrón (Religion, 1997): Alfonso de la Torre's Visión deleytable: Philosophical rationalism and the religious imagination in fifteenth-century Spain

Roberto Gonzalez-Casanovas (Romance Languages, 1990): Predicación y narrativa en Ramón Llull: De imagen a semejanza enBlanquerna

Rachel Goshgarian (History, 2008): Beyond the social and the spiritual: Redefining the urban confraternities of late medieval Anatolia

Jeffrey Gross (English, 1991): "Such stuff as dreams are made on": The poetics of narrative voice in Chaucer's Book of the Duchess

Rosemary Hale (Religion, 1992): Imitatio Mariae: Motherhood motifs in late medieval German spirituality

Leor Halevi (Middle Eastern Studies, 2002): Muhammad's grave: Death, ritual and society in the early Islamic world

Cynthia Hall (History of Art, 2002): Treasury book of the passion: Word and image in the Schatzbehalter

Elizabeth Haluska-Rausch (History, 1998): Family, property, and power: Women in medieval Montpellier, 985-1213

John Harkness (Linguistics, 1991): An approach to the metrical behavior of Old English verbs

Kyle Harper (History, 2007): Slavery in the late ancient Mediterranean

Margaret Healy-Varley (English, 2011): Anselm's fictions and the literary afterlife of the Proslogion

Erik Heinrichs (History, 2009): The plague cure: Physicians, clerics and the reform of healing in Germany, 1473--1650

Samantha Herrick (History, 2002): Imagining the sacred past in hagiography of early Normandy: The Vita Taurini, Vita Vigoris and Passio Nicasii

Seth Hindin (History of Art, 2011): History and ethnic commitment in the visual culture of medieval Bohemia, ca. 1200-ca. 1420

Elisabeth Hodges (Romance Languages, 2002): City views: Writing and the topography of Frenchness and the Renaissance

Megan Holmes (History of Art, 1993): Frate Filippo Di Tommaso Dipintore: Fra Filippo Lippi and Florentine Renaissance religious practices

Katharine Horsley (English, 2004): Poetic visions of London civic ceremony, 1360-1440

Gregory Hutcheson (Romance Languages, 1993): Marginality and empowerment in Baena's Cancionero

John Hutton (History of Art, 1992): Rural buildings in Netherlandish painting, ca. 1420-1570

Sarah Insley (Classics, 2011): Constructing a sacred center: Constantinople as a holy city in early Byzantine literature

Kathryn Izzo (Celtic, 2007): The Old Irish hymns of the Liber Hymnorum: A study of vernacular hymnody in medieval Ireland

Angela Jaffray (NELC, 2000): At the threshold of philosophy: A study of al-Fārābī's introductory works on logic

Paul Jefferiss (Celtic, 1991): Literary theory and criticism in medieval Ireland

Geraldine Johnson (History of Art, 1994): In the eye of the beholder: Donatello's sculpture in the life of Renaissance Italy

Aled Jones (Celtic, 2011): Ol wrth ol attor ar eu hennyd: Political Prophecy in the Earliest Welsh Manuscripts, c. 1250-c. 1540

Lars Jones (History of Art, 1999): Visio divina, exegesis, and beholder-image relationships in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: Indications from donor figure representations

Danielle Joyner (History of Art, 2007): A timely history: Images and texts in the Hortus Deliciarum

Kathryn Karczewska (Romance Languages, 1996): In days of future past: Prophecy and knowledge in the French vulgate grail legends

Dimitris Kastritsis (Middle Eastern Studies, 2005): The Ottoman interregnum (1402-1413): Politics and narratives of dynastic succession

David Keck (History, 1992): The angelology of Saint Bonaventure and the harvest of medieval angelology

Craig Kennedy (History, 1994): The Juchids of Muscovy: A study of personal ties between émigré Tatar dynasts and the Muscovite grand princes in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries

Elaheh Kheirandish (History of Science, 1991): The medieval Arabic tradition of Euclid's Optika

Nuha Khoury (History of Art, 1992): The mihrab concept: Palatial themes in early Islamic religious architecture

Ji-Hyun Kim (Romance Languages, 2005): For a modern medieval literature: Gaston Paris, courtly love, and the demands of modernity

Margaret Kim (English, 2000): Visions of theocratics: The discourse of politics and the primacy of religion in Piers Plowman

Bettina Kimpton (Celtic, 2006): An edition of Brislech mór maige murthemni

Irit Kleiman (Romance Languages, 2003): Traitor, author, text: Four late medieval narratives of betrayal

Elka Klein (History, 1996): Power and patrimony: The Jewish community of Barcelona, 1050-1250

Yaron Klein (NELC, 2009): Musical instruments as objects of meaning in classical Arabic poetry and philosophy

Jennifer Knight (Celtic, 2011): Self and society in early Irish literature

Adam Kosto (History, 1996): Making and keeping agreements in medieval Catalonia, 1000-1200

Thomas Kozachek (Music, 1995): The repertory of chant for dedicating churches in the Middle Ages: Music, liturgy, and ritual

Aden Kumler (History of Art, 2007): Visual translation, visible theology: Illuminated compendia of spiritual instruction in late medieval France and England

Demetrios Kyritses (History, 1997): The Byzantine aristocracy in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries

Justin Lake (Classics, 2008): Rhetorical and narrative studies on the Historiae of Richer of Saint-Remi

Christian Lang (Religion, 2006): Executing justice in Sunnī Islam: Historical, poetical, eschatological and legal dimensions of punishment under the Saljūqs (1055-1194 CE)

Heather Larson (Celtic, 1999): The women's voice in Gaelic poetry

Marc Laureys (Classics, 1992): An edition and study of Giovanni Cavallini's Polistoria de virtutibus et dotibus Romanorum

Eric Lawee (NELC, 1993): "Inheritance of the fathers": Aspects of Isaac Abarbanel's stance towards tradition

Lisa Lawrence (Religion, 2002): The Irish and the incarnation: Images of Christ in the Old Irish poems of Blathmac

F. Dominic Longo (Religion, 2011): Spiritual grammar: A comparative theological study of Jean Gerson's Donatus moralizatus and Abd al Karim al-Qushayri's Nahw al-qulub

William Layher (Germanic Languages, 1999): Queen Eufemia's legacy: Middle low German literary culture, royal patronage, and the first old Swedish epic (1301)

Anne Lea (Celtic, 1995): Contextualizing the Gorhoffeddau: A study in the intellectual background of two medieval Welsh poems

Christina Linklater (Music, 2006): Popularity, presentation and the Chansonnier Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Benjamin Liu (Romance Languages, 1996): Equivocal poetics and cultural ambiguity in the Cantigas d'escarnho e de mal dizer

Christopher Livanos (Comparative Literature, 2001): Greek and Latin traditions in the work of George Gennadios Scholarios

Sally Livingston (Comparative Literature, 2008): Owning property, being property: Medieval and modern women shape the narratives of marriage

Diana Luft (Celtic, 2004): Medieval Welsh translation: The case of Ymddiddan Selyf a Marcwlff

Bernard Lumpkin (Comparative Literature, 1999): The making of a medieval outlaw: Code and community in the Robin Hoodlegend

Amanda Luyster (History of Art, 2003): Courtly images far from court: The family Saint-Floret, representation, and romance

Evan MacCarthy (Music, 2010): Music and learning in early Renaissance Ferrara, c. 1430-1470

Patricia Malone (Celtic, 2009): "Entirely outside the world": Rhetoric, legitimacy, and identity in the biography of Gruffudd ap Cynan

† Laurance Maney (Celtic, 1999): High-kings and holy men: Hiberno-Latin hagiography and the Uí Néill kingship, ca. 650-750

Craig Martin (History of Science, 2002): Interpretation and utility: The renaissance commentary tradition on Aristotle'sMeteorologica IV

Fay Martineau (Divinity, 2006): Envisioning heaven with faith, imagination, and historical relevance: Selected writings from early and medieval Christianity

Zachary Matus (Religion, 2010): Heaven in a bottle: Franciscan apocalypticism and the elixir, 1250-1360

Maria Mavroudi (Byzantine Studies, 1998): The so-called Oneirocriticon of Achmet: A Byzantine book on dream interpretation and its Arabic sources

Anne McClanan (History of Art, 1998): Empress, image, state: Imperial women in the early medieval world

Nancy McKinley (English, 1991): Poetry vs. paraphrase: The artistry of Genesis A

James McMenamin (Romance Languages, 2008): The sequence "beginning-middle-end," Dante and Petrarch

Lawrence Morris (Comparative Literature, 2002): Veritas and literary fiction in the hagiography of the pre-Norman British Isles

Paula Molloy (Anthropology, 1993): Cod, commerce, and climate: A case study from late medieval/early modern Iceland

Elizabeth Mozzillo-Howell (Romance Languages, 1998): Dante's art of reason: A study of medieval logic and semantics in theMonarchy

Aisha Musa (NELC, 2004): A study of early and contemporary Muslim attitudes toward Hadīth as scripture with translation of al-Shāfiʹī's Kitāb Jimāʹ al-ʹIlm

Emire Muslu (Middle Eastern Studies, 2007): Ottoman-Mamluk relations: Diplomacy and perceptions

Erez Naaman (NELC, 2009): Literature and literary people at the court of Al-Ṣāḥib Ibn 'Abbād

Alexander Nagel (History of Art, 1993): Michelangelo, Raphael and the altarpiece tradition

Rae Ann Nager (Comparative Literature, 1990): The Poetria nova as a poetics: Geoffrey of Vinsauf's Lex sit danda poetis

Nevra Necipoglu (History, 1990): Byzantium between the Ottomans and the Latins: A study of political attitudes in the late Palaiologan period, 1370-1460

Ingrid Nelson (English, 2010): The lyric in England, 1200-1400

Mark Nevins (English, 1993): The literature of curiosity: Geographical and exploration writings in early northern Europe

Lena Norrman (Germanic Languages, 2006): Women's voices, power, and performance in Viking Age Scandinavia

Barnaby Nygren (History of Art, 1999): The monumental saint's tomb in Italy, 1260-1520

Lisi Oliver (Linguistics, 1995): The language of the early English laws

Katharine Olson (Celtic, 2008): Fire from heaven: Popular religion and society in Wales, c. 1400--1603

Julie Orlemanski (English, 2010): Symptomatic subjects: Diagnosis, narrative, and embodiment in Middle English literature

Ada Palmer (History, 2009): Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance

Cameron Partridge (Divinity, 2008): Transfiguring sexual difference in Maximus the Confessor

Stephen Partridge (English, 1992): Glosses in the manuscripts of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: An edition and commentary

Gregory Pass (History, 1996): Source studies in the early secular lordship of the bishops of Mende

Jennifer Paxton (History, 1999): Charter and chronicle in twelfth-century England: The house-histories of the Fenland abbeys

Bissera Pentcheva (History of Art, 2001): Images and icons of the virgin and their public in middle Byzantine Constantinople

Kristin Peterson (History of Science, 1993): Translatio libri Avicennae De viribus cordis et medicinis cordialibus Arnaldi de Villanova

Susan Phillips (English, 1999): Gossip's work: the problems and pleasures of not-so-idle talk in late medieval England

Simone Pinet (Romance Languages, 2002): Archipelagoes: insularity and fiction in medieval and early modern Spain

Prydwyn Piper (Celtic, 2001): Mabinogi Iessu Grist: An edition and study of the Middle Welsh translations of the apocryphal LatinPseudo-Matthaei evangelium

Amy Powell (History of Art, 2004): Repeated forms: Rogier van der Weyden's Descent from the Cross and its "copies"

Francisco Prado-Vilar (History of Art, 2002): In the shadow of the Gothic idol: The Cantigas de Santa Maria and the imagery of love and conversion

Debra Prager (Germanic Languages, 2003): Orienting the self: Encounters with the Eastern other in German narrative fiction

Jennifer Pruitt (History of Art, 2009): Fatimid architectural patronage and changing sectarian identities (969-1021)

Ghada Qaddumi (NELC, 1990): A medieval Islamic book of gifts and treasures: Translation, annotation, and commentary on theKitāb al-Hadāyā wa al-tuḥaf

Tahera Qutbuddin (NELC, 1999): Al-Mua̓yyad fī al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī: Founder of a new tradition of Fatimid Dawa poetry

Lynn Ramey (Romance Languages, 1997): Christians and Saracens: Imagination and cultural interaction in the French Middle Ages

Chase Robinson (History, 1992): The early Islamic history of Mosul

James Robinson (NELC, 2002): Samuel Ibn Tibbon's Commentary on Ecclesiastes

Nicolas Rofougaran (History of Science, 2000): Avicenna and Aquinas on individualism

Maria Roglieri (Romance Languages, 1994): "Uror, et in uaco pectore regnat amor": The influence of Ovid's amatory works on Dante's Vita nuova and Commedia

Panagiotis Roilos (Classics, 1999): Generic modulations in the medieval Greek learned novels

Maria Romagnoli (Romance Languages, 1996): Andreas Capellanus: Issues of identity, reception and audience

John Romano (History, 2007): Ritual and society in early medieval Rome

Elizabeth Ross (History of Art, 2004): Picturing knowledge and experience in the early printed book: Reuwich's illustrations for Breydenbach's Pereginatio in terram sanctam (1486)

Gidon Rothstein (NELC, 2003): Writing Midrash Avot: The change that three fifteenth century exegetes introduced to Avotinterpretation, its impact and origins

Leyla Rouhi (Romance Languages, 1995): A comparative typology of the medieval go-between in light of Western-European, Near-Eastern, and Spanish cases

Elisha Russ-Fishbane (NELC, 2009): Between politics and piety: Abraham Maimonides and his times

Stephen Ryan (NELC, 2001): Studies in Bar Salibi's commentary on the Psalms

Claire Sahlin (Religion, 1996): Birgitta of Sweden and the voice of prophecy: A study of gender and religious authority in the later Middle Ages

Elizabeth Scala (English, 1994): Absent narratives: Medieval literature and textual repression

Rebecca Schoff (English, 2004): Freedom from the press: Reading and writing in late medieval England

Iklil Selcuk (Middle Eastern Studies, 2009): State and society in the marketplace: A study of late fifteenth-century Bursa

Mark Sendor (NELC, 1994): The emergence of the Provençal kabbalah: Rabbi Isaac the Blind's Commentary on Sefer Yeẓirah

Daniel Sheffield (NELC, 2012): In the Path of the Prophet: Medieval and early modern narratives of the Life of Zarathustra in Islamic Iran and western India

Maryann Shenoda (History, 2010): Lamenting Islam, imagining persecution: Copto-Arabic opposition to islamization and arabization in Fatimid Egypt (969-1171 CE)

James Skedros (Divinity, 1996): St. Demetrios of Thessaloniki: Civic patron and divine protector (4th-7th c. CE)

Ewa Slojka (Comparative Literature, 2006): The pious knight: Crusading ideals, purgatory, and grail romances

Laura Smoller (History, 1991): History, prophecy, and the stars: The Christian astrology of Pierre d'Ailly, 1350-1420

Theoharis Stavrides (History, 1996): The Ottoman Grand Vezir Mahmud Pasha Angelovic (1453-1474)

Daniel Stein Kokin (History, 2006): The Hebrew question in the Italian Renaissance: Linguistic, cultural, and mystical perspectives

Gregg Stern (Religion, 1995): Menahem Ha-Meiri and the second controversy over philosophy

Kristen Stilt (Middle Eastern Studies, 2004): The muḥtasib, law, and society in early Mamluk Cairo and Fustat (648-802/1250-1400)

David Strain (English, 1992): Occasional poetics: The politics and poetics of fiction in Chaucer's House of Fame, Parliament of Fowls, and Legend of Good Women

Anne Stone (Music, 1994): Writing rhythm in late medieval Italy: Notation and musical style in the manuscript Modena, Biblioteca estense, Alpha.M.5.24

Justin Stover (Classics, 2011): Reading Plato in the twelfth century: A study on the varieties of Plato's reception in the Latin west before 1215

Carol Symes (History, 1999): The makings of a medieval stage: Theatre and the culture of performance in thirteenth-century Arras

Emily Tai (History, 1996): Honor among thieves: Piracy, restitution, and reprisal in Genoa, Venice, and the crown of Catalonia-Aragon, 1339-1417

Adena Tanenbaum (NELC, 1993): Poetry and philosophy: The idea of the soul in Andalusian Piyyut

Nathaniel Taylor (History, 1995): The will and society in medieval Catalonia and Languedoc, 800-1200

Anne Thayer (Religion, 1996): Penitence and preaching on the eve of the Reformation: A comparative overview from frequently printed model sermon collections, 1450-1520

Lucille Thibodeau (Comparative Literature, 1990): The relation of Peter Abelard's Planctus Dinae to biblical sources and exegetic tradition: A historical and textual study

Jane Tolmie (English, 2001): Persuasion: Blood-feud, romance and the disenfranchised

Timothy Tomasik (Romance Languages, 2003): Textual tastes: The invention of culinary literature in early modern France

Deborah Tor (Middle Eastern Studies, 2002): From holy warriors to chivalric order: The Ayyars in the eastern Islamic world, A.D. 800-1055

Nicolette Trahoulia (History of Art, 1997): The Venice Alexander romance, Hellenic Institute codex Gr. 5: A study of Alexander the Great as an imperial paradigm in Byzantine art and literature

Nicolas Trépanier (History, 2008): Food as a window into daily life in fourteenth century Central Anatolia

Elly Truitt (History of Science, 2007): From magic to mechanism: Medieval automata, 1100--1550

Raquel Ukeles (Religion, 2006): Innovation or deviation: Exploring the boundaries of Islamic devotional law

Phillip Usher (Romance Languages, 2004): The Holy Lands in early modern literature: Negotiations of Christian geography and textual space

Claire Valente (History, 1997): Generations of revolt: Reform, rebellion, and political society in later medieval England, 1258-1415

Bruce Venarde (History, 1992): Women, monasticism, and social change: The foundation of nunneries in Western Europe, c. 890-c. 1215

Paolo de Ventura (Romance Languages, 2003): Dramma e dialogo nella Commedia di Dante

Nargis Virani (NELC, 1999): "I am the nightingale of the merciful": Macaronic or upside-down? The mulammaʻāt of Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī

Alicia Walker (History of Art, 2004): Exotic elements in middle Byzantine secular art and aesthetics, 843-1204 C.E.

Jeffrey Webb (History, 2009): Cathedrals of words: Bishops and the deeds of their predecessors in Lotharingia, 950--1100

Jessica Weiss (Comparative Literature, 2003): Herbert of Bosham's Liber melorum: Literature and sacred sciences in the twelfth century

Amanda Wesner (Music, 1992): The chansons of Loyset Compère: Authenticity and stylistic development

Dan Wiley (Celtic, 2000): An edition of Aided Diarmata meic Cerbaill from the Book of Uí Maine

Emily Wood (History, 2009): The execution of papal justice in northern France, 1145-1198

Jeffrey Woolf (NELC, 1991): The life and responsa of Rabbi Joseph Colon b. Solomon Trabotto (Maharik)

Annelies Wouters (Classics, 2003): The meaning of formal structure in Peter Abelard's Collationes

Lisa Wurtele (née Karp) (NELC, 1992): Sahl b. Hârǔn: The man and his contribution to 'adab

Suzan Yalman (History of Art, 2011): Building the Sultanate of Rum: Memory, urbanism and mysticism in the architectural patronage of 'Ala al-Din Kayqubad (r. 1220-1237)

Hikmet Yaman (NELC, 2008): The concept of hikmah in early Islamic thought

Anna Zayaruznaya (Music, 2010): Form and idea in the Ars Nova motet

Dissertations by Ph.D. - Granting Department

Anthropology

Paula Molloy (1993): Cod, commerce, and climate: A case study from late medieval/early modern Iceland

Committee on Byzantine Studies

Maria Mavroudi (1998): The so-called Oneirocriticon of Achmet: A Byzantine book on dream interpretation and its Arabic sources

Celtic Languages and Literatures

Paul Jefferiss (1991): Literary theory and criticism in medieval Ireland

Kaarina Hollo (1992): A critical edition of Fled Bricrenn ocus loinges mac nDuíl Dermait

Brian Frykenberg (1994): Poetry of Suibne Geilt and St. Mo-Ling from Brussels Bibliothèque Royale MS. 5100-04

Anne Lea (1995): Contextualizing the Gorhoffeddau: A study in the intellectual background of two medieval Welsh poems

Katherine Forsyth (1996): The Ogham inscriptions of Scotland: An edited corpus

Barbara Hillers (1997): The medieval Irish Odyssey Merugud Uilixis meic Leirtis

Nancy Breen (1999): Towards an edition of Di astud chirt ⁊ dligid

Kathryn Chadbourne (1999): The otherworld procession in Irish and Welsh literature and folklore

Heather Larson (1999): The women's voice in Gaelic poetry

† Laurance Maney (1999): High-kings and holy men: Hiberno-Latin hagiography and the Uí Néill kingship, ca. 650-750

Dan Wiley (2000): An edition of Aided Diarmata meic Cerbaill from the Book of Uí Maine

Prydwyn Piper (2001): Mabinogi Iessu Grist: An edition and study of the Middle Welsh translations of the apocryphal LatinPseudo-Matthaei evangelium

Diana Luft (2004): Medieval Welsh translation: the case of Ymddiddan Selyf a Marcwlff

Benjamin Bruch (2005): Du gveras a.b.c/An pen can hanna yv d: Cornish verse forms and the evolution of Cornish prosody, c. 1350-1611

Hugh Fogarty (2005): A critical edition of the Middle Irish saga Aided Guill meic Carbada ocus Aided Gairb Glinni Rígi

Charlene Eska (née Shipman) (2006): An edition of Cáin Lánamna: an Old Irish tract on marriage and divorce law

Bettina Kimpton (2006): An edition of Brislech mór maige murthemni

Kathryn Izzo (2007): The Old Irish hymns of the Liber Hymnorum: A study of vernacular hymnody in medieval Ireland

Katharine Olson (2008): Fire from heaven: Popular religion and society in Wales, c. 1400-1603

Patricia Malone (2009): "Entirely outside the world": Rhetoric, legitimacy, and identity in the biography of Gruffudd ap Cynan

Christina Chance (2010): Imagining empire: Maxen Wledic, Arthur, and Charlemagne in Welsh literature after the Edwardian conquest

Matthieu Boyd (2011): The source of enchantment: The Marvels of Rigomer (Les Mervelles de Rigomer) and the evolution of Celtic influence on medieval francophone storytelling

Aled Jones (2011): Ol wrth ol attor ar eu hennyd: Political Prophecy in the Earliest Welsh Manuscripts, c. 1250-c. 1540

Jennifer Knight (2011): Self and society in early Irish literature

Classics

Panagiotis Agapitos (1990): Narrative structure in the Byzantine vernacular romances: A textual and literary study ofKallimachos, Belthandros and Libistros

Sophia Georgiopoulou (1990): Theodore II Dukas Laskaris (1222-1258) as an author and an intellectual of the XIIIth century

Marc Laureys (1992): An edition and study of Giovanni Cavallini's Polistoria de virtutibus et dotibus Romanorum

Panagiotis Roilos (1999): Generic modulations in the medieval Greek learned novels

Bridget Balint (2002): Hildebert of Lavardin's "Liber de querimonia" in its cultural context

Annelies Wouters (2003): The meaning of formal structure in Peter Abelard's Collationes

Emmanuel Bourbouhakis (2006): "Not composed in a chance manner": The epitaphios for Manuel I Komnenos by Eustathius of Thessalonike: text, translation, commentary

Justin Lake (2008): Rhetorical and narrative studies on the Historiae of Richer of Saint-Remi

Sarah Insley (2011): Constructing a sacred center: Constantinople as a holy city in early Byzantine literature

Justin Stover (2011): Reading Plato in the twelfth century: A study on the varieties of Plato's reception in the Latin west before 1215

Comparative Literature

Rae Ann Nager (1990): The Poetria nova as a poetics: Geoffrey of Vinsauf's Lex sit danda poetis

Lucille Thibodeau (1990): The relation of Peter Abelard's Planctus Dinae to biblical sources and exegetic tradition: A historical and textual study

Leslie Dunton-Downer (1992): The obscene poetic self in Rutebeuf and Chaucer

Sheryl Forste-Gruppe (1996): Signifying acts: Writing in the Middle English romances

Fatemeh Azinfar (1999): Doubt, dissent and skepticism in the literary tradition of the medieval period

Bernard Lumpkin (1999): The making of a medieval outlaw: Code and community in the Robin Hood legend

Christopher Livanos (2001): Greek and Latin traditions in the work of George Gennadios Scholarios

Lawrence Morris (2002): Veritas and literary fiction in the hagiography of the pre-Norman British Isles

Jessica Weiss (2003): Herbert of Bosham's Liber melorum: Literature and sacred sciences in the twelfth century

Henry Bayerle (2004): Speakers in the Latin historical epics of twelfth-century Italy

Ewa Slojka (2006): The pious knight: Crusading ideals, purgatory, and grail romances

Sally Livingston (2008): Owning property, being property: Medieval and modern women shape the narratives of marriage

Divinity School

James Skedros (1996): St. Demetrios of Thessaloniki: Civic patron and divine protector (4th-7th c. CE)

Fay Martineau (2006): Envisioning heaven with faith, imagination, and historical relevance: Selected writings from early and medieval Christianity

Cameron Partridge (2008): Transfiguring sexual difference in Maximus the Confessor

English Language and Literature

Feng Xiang (1990): Chaucer and the Romaunt of the Rose: A new study in authorship

Susan Deskis (1991): Proverbial backgrounds to the sententiae of Beowulf

Jeffrey Gross (1991): "Such stuff as dreams are made on": The poetics of narrative voice in Chaucer's Book of the Duchess

Nancy McKinley (1991): Poetry vs. paraphrase: The artistry of Genesis A

William Bennett (1992): Interrupting the word: Mankind and the politics of the vernacular

Jeffrey Cohen (1992): The tradition of the giant in early England: A study of the monstrous in folklore, theology, history and literature

Elizabeth Fowler (1992): The contingencies of person: Studies in the poetic and legal conceits of early modern England

Stephen Partridge (1992): Glosses in the manuscripts of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: An edition and commentary

David Strain (1992): Occasional poetics: The politics and poetics of fiction in Chaucer's House of Fame, Parliament of Fowls, andLegend of Good Women

Christopher Cannon (1993): The making of Chaucer's English: A study in the formation of a literary language

Mark Nevins (1993): The literature of curiosity: Geographical and exploration writings in early northern Europe

Elizabeth Scala (1994): Absent narratives: Medieval literature and textual repression

Lianna Farber (1998): Legitimacy in late medieval England

Susan Phillips (1999): Gossip's work: The problems and pleasures of not-so-idle talk in late medieval England

Margaret Kim (2000): Visions of theocratics: The discourse of politics and the primacy of religion in Piers Plowman

Jane Tolmie (2001): Persuasion: Blood-feud, romance and the disenfranchised

Katharine Horsley (2004): Poetic visions of London civic ceremony, 1360-1440

Rebecca Schoff (2004): Freedom from the press: Reading and writing in late medieval England

Jason Crawford (2008): Personification and its discontents: Studies from Langland to Bunyan

Julie Orlemanski (2010): Symptomatic subjects: Diagnosis, narrative, and embodiment in Middle English literature

Ingrid Nelson (2010): The lyric in England, 1200-1400

Margaret Healy-Varley (2011): Anselm's fictions and the literary afterlife of the Proslogion

Germanic Languages and Literatures

William Carroll (1995): Latin education and secular German literature: An analysis of Latin grammar instruction and its influence on middle high German poets

William Layher (1999): Queen Eufemia's legacy: Middle low German literary culture, royal patronage, and the first old Swedish epic (1301)

Debra Prager (2003): Orienting the self: Encounters with the Eastern other in German narrative fiction

Lena Norrman (2006): Women's voices, power, and performance in Viking Age Scandinavia

History

Nevra Necipoglu (1990): Byzantium between the Ottomans and the Latins: A study of political attitudes in the late Palaiologan period, 1370-1460

Laura Smoller (1991): History, prophecy, and the stars: The Christian astrology of Pierre d'Ailly, 1350-1420

Josiah Blackmore (1992): Fernão Lopes and the writing of history in the Crónica de D. João I

Nadia El Cheikh (1992): Byzantium viewed by the Arabs

David Keck (1992): The angelology of Saint Bonaventure and the harvest of medieval angelology

Chase Robinson (1992): The early Islamic history of Mosul

Bruce Venarde (1992): Women, monasticism, and social change: The foundation of nunneries in Western Europe, c. 890-c. 1215

Craig Kennedy (1994): The Juchids of Muscovy: A study of personal ties between émigré Tatar dynasts and the Muscovite grand princes in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries

Nathaniel Taylor (1995): The will and society in medieval Catalonia and Languedoc, 800-1200

Philip Daileader (1996): The medieval community of Perpignan, 1162-1397

† Elka Klein (1996): Power and patrimony: The Jewish community of Barcelona, 1050-1250

Adam Kosto (1996): Making and keeping agreements in medieval Catalonia, 1000-1200

Gregory Pass (1996): Source studies in the early secular lordship of the bishops of Mende

Theoharis Stavrides (1996): The Ottoman Grand Vezir Mahmud Pasha Angelovic (1453-1474)

Emily Tai (1996): Honor among thieves: Piracy, restitution, and reprisal in Genoa, Venice, and the crown of Catalonia-Aragon, 1339-1417

Robert Berkhofer (1997): Monastic patrimony, management and accountability in Northern France, ca. 1000-1200

Demetrios Kyritses (1997): The Byzantine aristocracy in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries

Claire Valente (1997): Generations of revolt: Reform, rebellion, and political society in later medieval England, 1258-1415

Alan Cooper (1998): Obligation and jurisdiction: Roads and bridges in medieval England (c. 700-1300)

Elizabeth Haluska-Rausch (1998): Family, property, and power: Women in medieval Montpellier, 985-1213

Jennifer Paxton (1999): Charter and chronicle in twelfth-century England: The house-histories of the Fenland abbeys

Carol Symes (1999): The makings of a medieval stage: Theatre and the culture of performance in thirteenth-century Arras

Anthony D'Elia (2000): In praise of matrimony: Italian renaissance humanists on marriage and sexual pleasure

Dimiter Angelov (2002): Imperial ideology and political thought in Byzantium, 1204-ca. 1330

Samantha Herrick (2002): Imagining the sacred past in hagiography of early Normandy: The Vita Taurini, Vita Vigoris andPassio Nicasii

Jonathan Conant (2004): Staying Roman: Vandals, Moors, and Byzantines in late antique North Africa, 400-700

Zayde Antrim (2005): Place and belonging in medieval Syria, 6th/12th to 8th/14th centuries

Daniel Stein Kokin (2006): The Hebrew question in the Italian Renaissance: Linguistic, cultural, and mystical perspectives

Janna Bianchini (née Wasilewski) (2007): Regina: The life of Berenguela of Castile, 1180--1246

Jennifer Davis (2007): Patterns of power: Charlemagne and the invention of medieval rulership

Justine Firnhaber-Baker (2007): Guerram publice et palem faciendo: Local war and royal authority in late medieval southern France

Kyle Harper (2007): Slavery in the late ancient Mediterranean

John Romano (2007): Ritual and society in early medieval Rome

Koray Durak (2008): Commerce and networks of exchange between the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic Near East from the early ninth century to the arrival of the Crusaders

John Gagné (2008): French Milan: Citizens, occupiers, and the Italian Wars, 1499-1529

Rachel Goshgarian (2008): Beyond the social and the spiritual: Redefining the urban confraternities of late medieval Anatolia

Patrick Baker (2009): Illustrious men: Italian renaissance humanists on humanism

Erik Heinrichs (2009): The plague cure: Physicians, clerics and the reform of healing in Germany, 1473--1650

Ada Palmer (2009): Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance

Jeffrey Webb (2009): Cathedrals of words: Bishops and the deeds of their predecessors in Lotharingia, 950-1100

Emily Wood (2009): The execution of papal justice in northern France, 1145-1198

Maryann Shenoda (2010): Lamenting Islam, imagining persecution: Copto-Arabic opposition to islamization and arabization in Fatimid Egypt (969-1171 CE)

Kelly Gibson (2011): Rewriting history: Carolingian reform and controversy in biographies of saints

History of Art and Architecture

John Hutton (1992): Rural buildings in Netherlandish painting, ca. 1420-1570

Nuha Khoury (1992): The mihrab concept: Palatial themes in early Islamic religious architecture

Megan Holmes (1993): Frate Filippo Di Tommaso Dipintore: Fra Filippo Lippi and Florentine Renaissance religious practices

Alexander Nagel (1993): Michelangelo, Raphael and the altarpiece tradition

Geraldine Johnson (1994): In the eye of the beholder: Donatello's sculpture in the life of Renaissance Italy

Nicolette Trahoulia (1997): The Venice Alexander romance, Hellenic Institute codex Gr. 5: A study of Alexander the Great as an imperial paradigm in Byzantine art and literature

Anne McClanan (1998): Empress, image, state: Imperial women in the early medieval world

Lars Jones (1999): Visio divina, exegesis, and beholder-image relationships in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: Indications from donor figure representations

Barnaby Nygren (1999): The monumental saint's tomb in Italy, 1260-1520

Bissera Pentcheva (2001): Images and icons of the Virgin and their public in middle Byzantine Constantinople

Cynthia Hall (2002): Treasury book of the passion: Word and image in the Schatzbehalter

Francisco Prado-Vilar (2002): In the shadow of the Gothic idol: The Cantigas de Santa Maria and the imagery of love and conversion

Persis Berlekamp (2003): Wonders and their images in late medieval Islamic culture: "The Wonders of Creation" in Fars and Iraq, 1280-1388

David Drogin (2003): Representations of Bentivoglio authority: Fifteenth-century painting and sculpture in the Bentivoglio Chapel, San Giacomo Maggiore, Bologna

Amanda Luyster (2003): Courtly images far from court: The family Saint-Floret, representation, and romance

Amy Powell (2004): Repeated forms: Rogier van der Weyden's Descent from the Cross and its "copies"

Elizabeth Ross (2004): Picturing knowledge and experience in the early printed book: Reuwich's illustrations for Breydenbach'sPereginatio in terram sanctam (1486)

Alicia Walker (2004): Exotic elements in middle Byzantine secular art and aesthetics, 843-1204 C.E.

Diliana Angelova (2005): Gender and imperial authority in Rome and early Byzantium, first to sixth centuries

Jenny Ataoguz (2007): The apostolic commissioning of the monks of Saint John in Müestair, Switzerland: Painting and preaching in a Churraetian Monastery

Danielle Joyner (2007): A timely history: Images and texts in the Hortus Deliciarum

Aden Kumler (2007): Visual translation, visible theology: Illuminated compendia of spiritual instruction in late medieval France and England

Jennifer Pruitt (2009): Fatimid architectural patronage and changing sectarian identities (969-1021)

Shirin Fozi (2010): The body recast and revived: Figural tomb sculpture in the Holy Roman Empire, 1080--1160

Ivan Drpić (2011): Kosmos of verse: Epigram, art, and devotion in later Byzantium

Seth Hindin (2011): History and ethnic commitment in the visual culture of medieval Bohemia, ca. 1200-ca. 1420

Suzan Yalman (2011): Building the Sultanate of Rum: Memory, urbanism and mysticism in the architectural patronage of 'Ala al-Din Kayqubad (r. 1220-1237)

History of Science

Alnoor Dhanani (1991): Kalām and Hellenistic cosmology: Minimal parts in Basrian Muʻtazilī atomism

Elaheh Kheirandish (1991): The medieval Arabic tradition of Euclid's Optika

Kristin Peterson (1993): Translatio libri Avicennae De viribus cordis et medicinis cordialibus Arnaldi de Villanova

Nicolas Rofougaran (2000): Avicenna and Aquinas on individualism

Craig Martin (2002): Interpretation and utility: The renaissance commentary tradition on Aristotle's Meteorologica IV

Elly Truitt (2007): From magic to mechanism: Medieval automata, 1100--1550

Linguistics

John Harkness (1991): An approach to the metrical behavior of Old English verbs

Lisi Oliver (1995): The language of the early English laws

Committee on Middle Eastern Studies

Leor Halevi (2002): Muhammad's grave: Death, ritual and society in the early Islamic world

Deborah Tor (2002): From holy warriors to chivalric order: The Ayyars in the eastern Islamic world, A.D. 800-1055

Kristen Stilt (2004): The muḥtasib, law, and society in early Mamluk Cairo and Fustat (648-802/1250-1400)

Dimitris Kastritsis (2005): The Ottoman interregnum (1402-1413): Politics and narratives of dynastic succession

Emire Muslu (2007): Ottoman-Mamluk relations: Diplomacy and perceptions

Nicolas Trépanier (2008): Food as a window into daily life in fourteenth century Central Anatolia

Ahmed El Shamsy (2009): From tradition to law: The origins and early development of the Shāfi‘ī School of Law in ninth-century Egypt

Timothy Fitzgerald (2009): Ottoman methods of conquest: Legal imperialism and the city of Aleppo, 1480-1570

Iklil Selcuk (2009): State and society in the marketplace: A study of late fifteenth-century Bursa

Music

Amanda Wesner (1992): The chansons of Loyset Compère: Authenticity and stylistic development

Anne Stone (1994): Writing rhythm in late medieval Italy: Notation and musical style in the manuscript Modena, Biblioteca estense, Alpha.M.5.24

Thomas Kozachek (1995): The repertory of chant for dedicating churches in the Middle Ages: Music, liturgy, and ritual

Noël Bisson (1998): English polyphony for the Virgin Mary: The votive antiphon, 1430-1500

Michael Cuthbert (2006): Trecento fragments and polyphony beyond the codex

Christina Linklater (2006): Popularity, presentation and the Chansonnier Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Evan MacCarthy (2010): Music and learning in early Renaissance Ferrara, c. 1430-1470

Anna Zayaruznaya (2010): Form and idea in the Ars Nova motet

Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Barbara Croken (1990): Zabîd under the Rasulids of Yemen, 626-858 AH/ 1229-1454 AD

Ghada Qaddumi (1990): A medieval Islamic book of gifts and treasures: Translation, annotation, and commentary on the Kitāb al-Hadāyā wa al-tuḥaf

Pauline Eskenasy (1991): Antony of Tagrit's Rhetoric book one: Introduction, partial translation, and commentary

Jeffrey Woolf (1991): The life and responsa of Rabbi Joseph Colon b. Solomon Trabotto (Maharik)

Lisa Wurtele (née Karp) (1992): Sahl b. Hârǔn: The man and his contribution to 'adab

Daphna Ephrat (1993): The Sunni ʻulamaʾ of eleventh-century Baghdad and the transmission of knowledge: A social history

Eric Lawee (1993): "Inheritance of the fathers": Aspects of Isaac Abarbanel's stance towards tradition

Adena Tanenbaum (1993): Poetry and philosophy: The idea of the soul in Andalusian Piyyut

Michael Cooperson (1994): The heirs of the prophets in classical Arabic biography

Mark Sendor (1994): The emergence of the Provençal kabbalah: Rabbi Isaac the Blind's Commentary on Sefer Yeẓirah

Tahera Qutbuddin (1999): Al-Mua̓yyad fī al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī: Founder of a new tradition of Fatimid Dawa poetry

Nargis Virani (1999): "I am the nightingale of the merciful": Macaronic or upside-down? The mulammaʻāt of Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī

Angela Jaffray (2000): At the threshold of philosophy: A study of al-Fārābī's introductory works on logic

Stephen Ryan (2001): Studies in Bar Salibi's commentary on the Psalms

Rahim Acar (2002): Creation: A comparative study between Avicenna's and Aquinas' positions

James Robinson (2002): Samuel Ibn Tibbon's Commentary on Ecclesiastes

Bruce Fudge (2003): The major Qurʼān commentary of al-Ṭabrisī (d. 548/1154)

Gidon Rothstein (2003): Writing Midrash Avot: The change that three fifteenth century exegetes introduced to Avotinterpretation, its impact and origins

Aisha Musa (2004): A study of early and contemporary Muslim attitudes toward Hadīth as scripture with translation of al-Shāfiʹī's Kitāb Jimāʹ al-ʹIlm

Ahmad Ahmad (2005): Structural interrelations of theory and practice in Islamic law: A study of Takhrīj al-Furūʻ ʻalá al-Uṣūlliterature

Sinān Antūn (2006): The poetics of the obscene: Ibn al-Ḥajjāj and Sukhf

Hikmet Yaman (2008): The concept of hikmah in early Islamic thought

Yaron Klein (2009): Musical instruments as objects of meaning in classical Arabic poetry and philosophy

Erez Naaman (2009): Literature and literary people at the court of Al-Ṣāḥib Ibn 'Abbās

Elisha Russ-Fishbane (2009): Between politics and piety: Abraham Maimonides and his times

Gabriella Berzin (2010): The Medieval Hebrew version of psychology in Avicenna's Salvation (Al-Najāt)

Committee on the Study of Religion

Dianne Bazell (1991): Christian diet: A case study using Arnald of Villanova's De esu carnium

Rosemary Hale (1992): Imitatio Mariae: Motherhood motifs in late medieval German spirituality

Gregg Stern (1995): Menahem Ha-Meiri and the second controversy over philosophy

Claire Sahlin (1996): Birgitta of Sweden and the voice of prophecy: A study of gender and religious authority in the later Middle Ages

Anne Thayer (1996): Penitence and preaching on the eve of the Reformation: A comparative overview from frequently printed model sermon collections, 1450-1520

Luis Girón Negrón (1997): Alfonso de la Torre's Visión deleytable: Philosophical rationalism and the religious imagination in fifteenth-century Spain

Lisa Lawrence (2002): The Irish and the incarnation: Images of Christ in the Old Irish poems of Blathmac

Christian Lang (2006): Executing justice in Sunnī Islam: Historical, poetical, eschatological and legal dimensions of punishment under the Saljūqs (1055-1194 CE)

Raquel Ukeles (2006): Innovation or deviation: Exploring the boundaries of Islamic devotional law

Mary Dunn (2008): Sainte-Anne-du-Petit-Cap: The making of an early modern shrine

Zachary Matus (2010): Heaven in a bottle: Franciscan apocalypticism and the elixir, 1250-1360

F. Dominic Longo (2011): Spiritual grammar: A comparative theological study of Jean Gerson's Donatus moralizatus and Abd al Karim al-Qushayri's Nahw al-qulub

Romance Languages and Literatures

Gary Cestaro (1990): The whip and the wet nurse: Dante's De vulgari eloquentia and the psychology of grammar in the Middle Ages

Carol Dover (1990): Nature, nurture and the hero: Narrating identity in the old French prose Lancelot

Roberto Gonzalez-Casanovas (1990): Predicación y narrativa en Ramón Llull: De imagen a semejanza en Blanquerna

William Cole (1991): Romance to tragedy: A comparative study of the Tristan poems of Béroul and Gottfried

Gregory Hutcheson (1993): Marginality and empowerment in Baena's Cancionero

Maria Roglieri (1994): "Uror, et in uaco pectore regnat amor": The influence of Ovid's amatory works on Dante's Vita nuova andCommedia

Mark DeStephano (1995): Feudal relations in the Poema de mío Cid: Comparative perspectives in medieval Spanish and French epic

Leyla Rouhi (1995): A comparative typology of the medieval go-between in light of Western-European, Near-Eastern, and Spanish cases

Kathryn Karczewska (1996): In days of future past: Prophecy and knowledge in the French vulgate grail legends

Benjamin Liu (1996): Equivocal poetics and cultural ambiguity in the Cantigas d'escarnho e de mal dizer

Maria Romagnoli (1996): Andreas Capellanus: Issues of identity, reception and audience

Lynn Ramey (1997): Christians and Saracens: Imagination and cultural interaction in the French Middle Ages

Elizabeth Mozzillo-Howell (1998): Dante's art of reason: A study of medieval logic and semantics in the Monarchy

Marilina Falzarano (1999): Il volgarizzamento dei seitte salmi penitenziali di Simone Da Cascina

Horacio Chiong Rivero (2002): Maker of masks: Fray Antonio de Guevara's pseudo-historical fictionalizations

Elisabeth Hodges (2002): City views: Writing and the topography of Frenchness and the Renaissance

Simone Pinet (2002): Archipelagoes: Insularity and fiction in medieval and early modern Spain

Irit Kleiman (2003): Traitor, author, text: Four late medieval narratives of betrayal

Timothy Tomasik (2003): Textual tastes: The invention of culinary literature in early modern France

Paolo de Ventura (2003): Dramma e dialogo nella Commedia di Dante

Phillip Usher (2004): The Holy Lands in early modern literature: Negotiations of Christian geography and textual space

Ji-Hyun Kim (2005): For a modern medieval literature: Gaston Paris, courtly love, and the demands of modernity

James McMenamin (2008): The sequence "beginning-middle-end," Dante and Petrarch

Catherine Adoyo (2011): The order of all things: Mimetic craft in Dante's Commedia

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Giorgio DiMauro (2002): The furnace, the crown, and the serpent: Images of Babylon in Muscovite Rus'