Jacqueline Jung

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Associate Professor in the History of Art, Director of Graduate Studies
Medieval European Art and Architecture
Loria Room 553, 190 York St, New Haven, CT 06511

B.A., University of Michigan, 1993
1991-1992: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
M.A., Columbia University, 1995
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2002

Jacqueline Jung, who has taught at Yale since 2007, specializes in the art and architecture of the medieval West, with an emphasis on the figural arts of Gothic France and Germany.  Her teaching has thus far encompassed the history of medieval sculpture; images of death and apocalypse; Gothic cathedrals; the body as medium and matter in the Middle Ages; monumental narrative arts; late medieval altarpieces; visions and visionary experiences in art; the representation and stimulation of emotions in medieval art; and the importance of materiality, movement, and space in medieval visual culture.

Professor Jung’s first book, The Gothic Screen: Sculpture, Space, and Community in French and German Cathedrals, ca. 1200-1400, was published by Cambridge University Press in early 2013. It received the Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication at Yale and the PROSE Award for Best Book in Art History and Criticism from the Association of American Publishers, and was a finalist for the Charles Rufus Morey Prize from the College Art Association. In addition, Professor Jung has translated several seminal art-historical studies from German, most notably Aloïs Riegl’s Historical Grammar of the Visual Arts (Zone, 2004). Her new book project, Eloquent Bodies: Movement, Expression, and the Human Figure in Gothic Sculpture (to appear with Yale University Press), addresses various facets of sensory, physical, and affective experience in the figural arts of thirteenth-century Germany and France. 

Recent Publications

The Gothic Screen: Space, Sculpture, and Community in the Cathedrals of France and Germany, ca. 1200-1400 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

“Liturgical Furnishings and Material Splendor in the Gothic Church,” for The Cambridge History of Religious Architecture of the World, general ed. Richard Etlin; volume on Medieval Christian Architecture, ed. Stephen Murray (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2016).

“Moving Viewers, Moving Pictures: The Portal as Montage on the Strasbourg South Transept,” in Mouvement/Bewegung: Über die dynamischen Potenziale der Kunst, ed. Andreas Beyer and Guillaume Cassegrain (Berlin: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2015), 23-44

“The Portal from San Vicente Martír in Frías: Sex, Violence, and the Comfort of Community in Thirteenth-Century Sculpture Program at The Cloisters,” in Theologisches Wissen und die Kunst: Festschrift für Martin Büchsel, ed. Rebecca Müller, Anselm Rau, and Johanna Scheel (Berlin: Gebr. Mann 2015), 369-82.

“The Kinetics of Gothic Sculpture: Movement and Apprehension in the South Transept of Strasbourg Cathedral and the Chartreuse de Champmol in Dijon,” in Mobile Eyes: Peripatetisches Sehen in den Bildkulturen der Vormoderne, ed. David Ganz and Stefan Neuner (Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 2013), 132-63.

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