Dr. Alyce Jordan

Jordan
Alyce Jordan, PhD
Associate Professor
Riles 119
(928) 523-3962
Alyce.Jordan@nau.edu 

 


Background 

Dr. Jordan is Associate Professor of Art History. She grew up in Bayshore, New York, an hour between New York City and the Hamptons. She attended the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University where she studied Music and performed as a flautist, receiving her BA in Music (Magna cum Laude) in 1981.  She received an M.A. in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto in 1984 and a second M.A. in Art History from Syracuse University in 1987. She received her Ph.D. in the History of Art from Bryn Mawr College in 1994.

She is married to Dr. Joseph Boles. They live with Lily and Tanner, two extraordinarily spoiled, albeit deserving, Golden Retrievers adopted from Rescue a Golden of Arizona, a great organization with which Dr. Jordan volunteers.

Research and Teaching Interests 

Dr. Jordan teaches the introductory survey courses in western art (ARH 141/142) and upper division courses in Medieval, Northern Renaissance, Italian Renaissance and Baroque. Her research focuses on medieval stained glass and questions of narrative, identity, and representation. Her first book, Visualizing Kingship in the Windows of the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris  ( Publications of the International Center of Medieval Art, no. 5.  Turnhout [Belgium]: Brepols, 2002.)  applies contemporary rhetorical theory and practices to better understand that monument and posits a radical re-envisioning of the original ensemble.  He current book project, co-edited with Janet Marquardt, is Medieval Art and Architecture after the Middle Ages (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press) which examines issues of reception and the afterlife of medieval art from the Renaissance to the present.  She has published in journals such as Word and Image, Mediaevalia and Gesta. Her current research focuses on French visual narrative cycles devoted to St. Thomas.

Professor Jordan is active in the Corpus Vitrearum and was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the International Center of Medieval Art.

Recent Publications & Conference Papers 

“A Novel Restoration: Medievalism and Modernity in the Nineteenth-Century Restoration of the Windows of the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris.”  In Medieval Art and Architecture after the Middle Ages.  Ed. Janet Marquardt and Alyce Jordan.  Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press (in preparation).

“The ‘Water of Thomas Becket’:  Water as Medium, Metaphor, and Relic.”  In, Water, Baths, Bathing, and Hygiene from Antiquity through the Renaissance, Eds. C. Kosso and A. Scott.  Brill Press (in press).

“Rhetoric and Reform: The Saint Thomas Becket Window in Sens Cathedral.”  In, The Four Modes of Seeing.  Eds. E. Lane, E. Paston, and E. Shortell.  London: Ashgate Press.  (forthcoming, 2008)

“Stained Glass and the Liturgy: Performing Sacral Kingship in Capetian France.” In Objects, Images and the Word: Art in the Service of the Liturgy, Index of Christian Art Occasional Papers VI, ed. Colum Hourihane.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003, pp. 274-297.

“The Saint Thomas Becket Windows of Angers and Coutances:  Resonance and Dissonance in Visual and Verbal Discourse.”  43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI.  2008

“Nineteenth-Century Restoration Politics:  Recrafting Monarchy in the Stained Glass Windows of the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris.”  Nineteenth Century Studies Association, Miami, FL. 2008

“The ‘Water of Thomas Becket’:  Water as Medium, Metaphor, and Relic.”  Water, Baths, Bathing, and Hygiene from Antiquity through the Renaissance, Conference organized by C. Kosso and A. Scott, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.  2006

Grants and Fellowships 

Northern Arizona University Intramural Grant.  2005-2006; 2001-2002; 1997-1999
Visiting Scholar, Center for Visual Culture, Bryn Mawr College.  2001-2002
American Council of Learned Societies Junior Fellowship.  1998-99
Tanner Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Utah.  1998-99

Link to Complete Resume