Dr. Sonja Drimmer

1. Anschrift

Dr. Sonja Drimmer
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dept. of Art, Architecture, and Art History
Art History Program
317 Bartlett
130 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003

2. Literaturauswahl

  • A Medieval Psalter "Perfected": Eighteenth-Century Conservationism and an Early (Female) Restorer of Rare Books and Manuscripts, in: The British Library Journal (2013): article 3, S. 1-36
  • Visualizing Intertextuality: Conflating Forms of Creativity in Late Medieval "Author Portraits", in: Citation, Intertextuality and Memory in the Middle Ages and Renaissance vol.2: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Medieval Culture. Ed. Yolanda Plumley and Giuliano Di Bacco. Chicago: University of Chicago Press; Liverpool: University of Liverpool Press (forthcoming)
  • Picturing the King or Picturing the Saint: Two Miniature Programmes for Lydgate's Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund, in: Manuscripts and Printed Books in Europe, 1350-1550: Packaging, Presentation and Consumption. Ed. Sue Powell & Emma Cayley. Liverpool: University of Liverpool Press, 2013. 48-67.
  • Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination. Ed. Scot McKendrick, John Lowden, and Kathleen Doyle. London: British Library, 2011 (nos. 21, 28, 30, 31, 32, 34, 43, 44, 73, 109, 110, 111, 115, 119, 133, 136, 146).
  • Illuminating Remediation: Recapturing Medieval Modes of Reading and Looking in the Classroom, Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching 17.2 (Fall, 2010), 47-64.
  • Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination. ed. Scot Mckendrick, Kathleen Doyle, and John Lowden (London, 2011), nos. 110-111.
  • Catalogue essays on 16th-century manuscript versions of Horapollo's Hieroglyphica and the Tabula Cebetis.
  • The Visual Language of Vernacular Manuscript Illumination: John Gower's Confessio Amantis (Pierpont Morgan MS M.126) (Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Columia University, 2011), pp. 323ff.
  • The pages cited address an illustratieve cycle that accompanies a Middle English version of the Liber hermetis de XV stellis et de XV lapidibus et de XV herbis XV figuris, produced c.1472

3. Projekte

The Hieroglyphs of Kingship: Italy's Egyptian Monuments in Early Tudor England
This project presents the first analysis of British Library, MS Royal 12 C iii, a version of Horapollo's Hieroglyphica, which I show to be the earliest extant illustrated copy, a prospective gift from Filippo Alberici to King Henry VII of England. Research for this article has been awarded a Henri Frankfort Fellowship to be held at the Warburg Institute in 2013.

4. Arbeitsschwerpunkte

  • The understanding and reception of hieroglyphs in the 15th and 16th centuries Artistic recreations of hieroglyphs (or pseudo-hieroglyphs)
  • Hieroglyphic precursors to emblemata