Medieval art historian to discuss apocalyptic imagery in illuminated manuscripts

Richard Emmerson Join Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Art History and Art for the annual Julius Fund Lecture in Medieval Art, featuring Manhattan College Professor Richard K. Emmerson. Emmerson is a medieval art and literature scholar and the author of numerous articles and books, including Antichrist and Judgment Day. His talk, titled “Apocalyptic Visuality in Medieval Illustrated Manuscripts,” will take place March 21 at 5 p.m. in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Emmerson, a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, is a professor of art history and English at Manhattan College and dean of its School of Arts. He chaired the Department of Art History at Florida State University and the Department of English at Western Washington University, and has taught at Georgetown, Harvard and Tufts universities. He has served as executive director of the Medieval Academy of America, editor of Speculum, co-editor of Studies in Iconography and deputy director of fellowships at the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is the author or editor of six books—including Antichrist in the Middle Ages: A Study of Medieval Apocalypticism, Art, and Literature and The Apocalypse in the Middle Ages (with Bernard McGinn)—and has published more than 50 articles studying medieval apocalypticism, drama, illustrated manuscripts, and visionary poetry.

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