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Ellen Shortell

Ellen Shortell
Professor Emerita
2000 - PhD, Columbia University; 1990 - M.Phil, Columbia University; 1988 - MA, Tufts University; 1977 - BA, University of California, Santa Cruz
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Selected Publications

  • 2015 - “Ambulatories, Arcade Screens, and Visual Experience from Saint-Remi to Saint-Quentin,” pp. 47-69 in Arts of the Medieval Cathedrals: Studies on Architecture, Stained Glass and Sculpture in Memory of Anne Prache, eds. Kathleen Nolan and Dany Sandron, Ashgate Press, 2015. 
  • 2014 - “Les vitraux de l’abbaye de Parc (Heverlee, Louvain) conservés à Bruxelles, témoins majeurs de l’art du vitrail du XVIIe siècle dans les anciens Pays-Bas du Sud,” Revue Belge d’archéologie et d’histoire de l’art / Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Oudheidkunde en Kunstgeschiedenis LXXXIII  (2014), pp. 115-150, with Isabelle Lecocq. 
  • 2012 - “Visionary Saints in the Gilded Age: The American Afterlife of the Park Abbey Glass,” pp. 239-253 in Collections of Stained Glass and their Histories, Transactions of the 25th International Colloquium of the Corpus Vitrearum in Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum, 2010, T. Ayres, B. Kurmann-Schwartz, C. Lautier, and H. Scholz, eds. (Bern: Peter Lang)
  • 2012 - “Erasures and Recoveries of Women’s Contributions to Gothic Architecture: The Case of Saint-Quentin, Local Nobility, and Eleanor of Vermandois,” pp. 129-174 in Reassessing the Role of Women as “Makers” of Medieval Art and Architecture, ed. Therese Martin (Leiden: Brill) 2012 
  • 2011 - “Saint-Quentin, Chartres, and the Narrative of French Gothic,” pp. 35-44 in New Approaches to Medieval Architecture, R. Bork, R. Clark, and A. McGehee, eds. (Farnham: Ashgate) 2011 
  • 2009 - Editor, with Evelyn Staudinger Lane and Elizabeth Carson Pastan, The Four Modes of Seeing: Essays on Medieval Imagery in Honor of Madeline Harrison Caviness, (Farnham: Ashgate) 2009 
  • 2009 - “The Widows’ Money and Artistic Integration in the Axial Chapel of St-Quentin,” pp. 217-36 in The Four Modes of Seeing: Approaches to Medieval Imagery in Honor of Madeline Harrison Caviness, E. Staudinger Lane, E. Carson Paston, E.M. Shortell, eds. (Farnham: Ashgate) 2009 
  • 2008 - “Villard’s Drawings and the 19th-century Definition of Gothic Style,” AVISTA Forum Journal 18 (2008): 58-60. 
  • 2005 - “Beyond Villard: Architectural Drawings at Saint-Quentin and Gothic Design,” AVISTA Forum Journal 15 (2005): 18-29 
  • 2004 - “Turris Basilice Innixe: The Western Tower of the Collegiate Church of Saint-Quentin,” pp. 147-156 in Perspectives for an Architecture of Solitude: Essays on Cistercians, Art and Architecture in honour of Peter Fergusson, Cîteaux: Commentarii Cisterciensis, Medieval Church Studies 11/ Studia et Documenta 13, Turnhout, Belgium, 2004 


  • International Center of Medieval Art 
  • Medieval Academy of America 
  • AVISTA, board of directors 
  • Corpus Vitrearum, International Board Vice President; US Committee treasurer 
  • Society of Architectural Historians 
  • Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship 
  • Hagiography Society

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