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Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics and History of Art
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
phone 610-526-5984
fax 610-526-5076

Annette M. Baertschi
Associate Professor of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies
Director of Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics and History of Art
Thomas Hall 241
Phone: 610-526-7569
Lisa M. Kolonay
Administrative Assistant

Christiane Hertel

Professor of History of Art
Ph.D.: Eberhard Karls-Universität Tübingen

Office: Thomas Hall 229
Phone: 610/526-5344
Curriculum Vitae

Christiane Hertel teaches courses on the arts of Northern Europe, especially in Germany and the Netherlands, from the Reformation to the 20th century. Her interest in visual and literary traditions has led her to focus on research projects involving their interplay. With varying degrees of emphasis, much of her research has dealt with the interpretation of art in the contexts of different kinds of critical reception, ranging from scholarship and art criticism to artistic and poetic response to the needs and purposes of cultural politics. Other projects have addressed questions in the history of collecting and collections, and topics in art theory and aesthetics.

Recent Publications:

  • "The Ends of Allegory: Winckelmann, Rocaille and Volcanic Displacement," In Lisa Rosenthal and Cristelle Baskins, ed., Rethinking Allegory: Embodying Meaning in Early Modern Culture (New York: Ashgate Press, 2007), 35-56.
  • “Petrifaction and Melancholia in Dürer’s Lucretia,” Word & Image 24.1 (2008), 15-41.
  • "The World Inside: Privacy According to Klinger, Liebermann and Kollwitz,” In Peter Parshall, with S. Hollis Clayson, Christiane Hertel and Nicholas Penny, The Darker Side of Light: Arts of Privacy: 1850-1900, exhibition at the National Gallery, Washington, D.C. 2009), 82-125.
  • Pygmalion in Bavaria: Ignaz Günther (1725-1775) and Eighteenth-Century Aesthetic Art Theory (University Park: Penn State University Press, 2011), forthcoming in June 2011.