Faculty Profile

Phillip Earenfight

Director of the Trout Gallery, Associate Professor of Art and Art History (2002)

Contact Information

on sabbatical Spring 2015

earenfip@dickinson.edu

Weiss Center for the Arts Room 102B
717.245.1709

Bio

He specializes in the art, architecture, and urban planning of late medieval Italy. He is currently working on a study of the Misericordia confraternity and its place on the Piazza del Duomo in Florence during the late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Other projects include books and articles on the Carlisle Indian School, Richard Henry Pratt, and the drawings and photographs of the Plains Indians who held captive at Ft. Marion (St. Augustine, Florida: 1875-1877). Recently he completed a study on the works of contemporary painter Joyce Kozloff.

Education

  • B.A., University of Washington, 1985
  • M.A., Rutgers University, 1990
  • Ph.D., 1999

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

MEMS 200 Gothic Pilgrimage
Cross-listed with ARTH 205-02. Gothic Pilgrimage considers the visual arts in the major European cities, courts, and religious centers at the end of the fourteenth century as seen through the eyes of a wealthy pilgrim c. 1400 en route from London to Jerusalem. Discussions focus on the key centers along the way, including Paris, Avignon, Milan, Pisa, Florence, Assisi, Siena, Rome, Naples, Venice, Padua, Prague, Cologne, and Aachen. Materials selected for the course highlight the objects and sights a pilgrim (medieval and his/her modern counterpart--the tourist) would likely experience en route to the Holy Land. Readings and discussions will examine medieval notions of the sacred, the civic, and the afterlife and the role of relics and visual artifacts in spirituality, civic identity, death, and burial. Each object or sight will be considered within the broader fabric of its surroundings, paying particular attention to how it was experienced within its physical context.

ARTH 205 Gothic Pilgrimage
Cross-listed with MEMS 200-01. Gothic Pilgrimage considers the visual arts in the major European cities, courts, and religious centers at the end of the fourteenth century as seen through the eyes of a wealthy pilgrim c. 1400 en route from London to Jerusalem. Discussions focus on the key centers along the way, including Paris, Avignon, Milan, Pisa, Florence, Assisi, Siena, Rome, Naples, Venice, Padua, Prague, Cologne, and Aachen. Materials selected for the course highlight the objects and sights a pilgrim (medieval and his/her modern counterpart--the tourist) would likely experience en route to the Holy Land. Readings and discussions will examine medieval notions of the sacred, the civic, and the afterlife and the role of relics and visual artifacts in spirituality, civic identity, death, and burial. Each object or sight will be considered within the broader fabric of its surroundings, paying particular attention to how it was experienced within its physical context.