Dr. Margaret Franklin
Courses Taught (titles are clickable to view sample syllabi, where available):
- Baroque Art in Italy
- High Renaissance and Mannerist Art
- Icons and Innovation in Late Gothic Italy
- Survey of Art History: Renaissance through Modern
- Early Renaissance
- Venetian Renaissance
Margaret Franklin, PhD, University of Cambridge (2000), teaches Renaissance and Baroque art in the Art and Art History department. She has published numerous articles which focus on uomini famosi/donne illustri images, including Raphael's Parnassus, the papal portraits in the Sistine Chapel and Mantegna's Dido, and wrote a chapter on visualizing the feminine ideal in the courts and communes of Renaissance Italy for an anthology published by St. Martin's Press. She authored Boccaccio's Heroines: Power and Virtue in Renaissance Society, a book on famous women in the art and literature of Renaissance Italy.
“Odysseus and the Cyclops: Constructing Fear in Renaissance Marriage Chest Paintings,” Humanities 7 (2018): 1-16.
“Silencing Female Reason in Boccaccio’s Teseida delle nozze d’Emilia,” Medieval Feminist Forum 52 (2016): 42-59.
“Imagining and Reimagining Gender: Boccaccio’s Teseida delle nozze d’Emilia and its Renaissance Visual Legacy,” in The Short Story and the Italian Pictorial Imagination from Boccaccio to Bandello and Beyond, ed. Patricia Emison, Humanities 5 (2016): 1-14.
“Virgil and the Femina Furens: Reading the Aeneid in Renaissance Cassone Paintings,” Vergilius 60 (2014): 127-44.
“Constructing Camilla as ‘Other’ in Renaissance Visual Narratives,” Explorations in Renaissance Culture 39 (2013): 1-19.
“Boccaccio’s Amazons and Their Legacy in Renaissance Art: Confronting the Threat of Powerful Women,” Woman’s Art Journal 31 (2010): 13-20.
Homer's Nachleben in the Culture and Politics of Renaissance Society