Lila Elizabeth Yawn

Lila Elizabeth Yawn

2005 Associate Professor of Art History, Director of MA in Art History

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B.F.A., University of Florida, 1984
M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1990
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2004

Lila Yawn specializes in the history of medieval art in Italy and in perceptions of the Middle Ages today. Her recent publications and papers consider how commercial scribes in eleventh-century Tuscany and Latium organized their work; why Romans in the Middle Ages depicted dreams and visions on the exteriors of churches; how a jolly medieval-themed pageant in Assisi originated in a Fascist project; and the impact of papal schisms on medieval Roman visual culture and urban space, the subject of a conference at JCU. Prof. Yawn also serves as an Arts and Humanities Advisor at the American Academy in Rome, where she was a Rome Prize Fellow (1996-1998).

Courses taught
World Art II: Visual Culture of the Middle Ages and Islam (AH142); Ancient Cities: Rome, Ostia, Pompeii (AH190); Early Byzantine Art (AH260); Ancient Rome and Its Monuments (AH290); Medieval Rome and Its Monuments (AH291); Barbarians, Monks, and Kings: Early Medieval Art and Architecture (AH363); Art History Research Practicum (AH460)

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