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Office Location(s): 70E Tappan Hall
Office Hours: M 2:15-3:15pm and by appointment
Jennifer Nelson's teaching focuses primarily on the history of early modern European art and visual culture, placing them in the context of literary and theological history as well as European engagement with non-European cultures. Her dissertation focused on celebrations of art's power over diverse modes of representation in the visual culture of Martin Luther's Reformation; her current research projects focus on Holbein's Ambassadors and on Northern European encyclopedic images before the heyday of the Kunstkammer. Having completed a master's degree as a modernist, she often draws upon the dense microhistories of early twentieth-century European art in her thinking and writing. She is also engaged with poetry and poetics in Anglo-American and German literary traditions from the early modern period to the present, and with the history of ekphrasis as it evolves in the age of digital reproduction.
History of Art
110 Tappan Hall855 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI