114 Ford Hall
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Pamela Stewart specializes in the visual culture of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque, with a focus on the intersections of art, ritual, and devotion in sixteenth-century Milan. She is more broadly interested in art and the Catholic Reformation; the materiality of the sacred; early modern art theory; spectacle, ephemera, and performance studies; the production of place; the history of the body; modes of viewership; and somaesthetics and the senses. She received her PhD from the University of Michigan and a BA (magna cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania.
“Hoc maiorum religioso exemplo”: The Medieval Origins of Milan’s Stational Crosses.” Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2020.
“Reinventing the Cross in Early Modern Milan: Memory, Ritual, and the City as Palimpsest.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Italian Studies, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, March 2019.
“Performing the Passion in the Ritual City: Stational Crosses and Confraternal Spectacle in Late Renaissance Milan,” in Space, Place, & Motion: Locating Confraternities in the Late Medieval and Early Modern City, ed. Diana Bullen Presciutti. Leiden: Brill, 2017: 217-243
“Lapidary Metaphors and Tangible Presence in Titian’s Crowning with Thorns.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Boston, MA, April 2016
“Ritual Viewing in the Chapel of Corpus Christi: Bernardino Luini's Passion Cycle for the Church of San Giorgio al Palazzo, Milan” in The Sacralization of Space and Behavior in the Early Modern World, ed. Jennifer M. DeSilva. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2015: 101-140