Dana Katz

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2003-2005)

CURRENT POSITION

Joshua C. Taylor Associate Professor of Art History and Humanities, Art Department, Reed College

PROFILE

Dana E. Katz, Ph.D. (2003) in Art History from the University of Chicago, is Joshua C. Taylor Associate Professor of Art History and Humanities at Reed College, where she has been teaching courses on Italian Renaissance art and architecture, early modern culture in Europe and the Americas, and art historical methodologies since 2005. Her research explores representations of religious difference in the art and culture of early modern Italy. In particular, she studies the relations and negotiations between Jewish cultural history and the visual culture of the Italian Renaissance. She is interested in how Jews traversed or transgressed boundaries (physical, social, symbolic) established in the early modern Christian world and how the corpus Christianum negotiated the figure of the Jew in policy and in imagery. A recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, Kress Foundation, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Renaissance Society of America, Katz is the author of The Jew in the Art of the Italian Renaissance, as well as articles in The Art Bulletin, Art History, and Jewish History. She has a book forthcoming with Cambridge University Press on the Jewish ghetto of Venice.

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Monographs 

The Jew in the Art of the Italian Renaissance. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

  • reviewed in Renaissance Quarterly 61, no. 4 (Winter 2008): 1248-1250
  • reviewed in Les comptes rendus HISTARA: historie de l’art, historie des       representations et archéologie,http://histara.sorbonne.fr/cr.php?cr=449, January 5, 2009
  • reviewed in The American Historical Review 114, no. 2 (April 2009): 502-503
  • reviewed in The Burlington Magazine 151 (August 2009): 553
  • reviewed in Catholic Historical Review 95, no. 4 (October 2009): 822-23
  • reviewed in Renaissance Studies 24, no. 3 (June 2010): 449-51
  • reviewed in Parergon 27, no. 1 (2010): 269-70
  • reviewed in AJS Review 34, no. 2 (2010): 433-435

Exhibition Catalogues 

Editor of The Ziff Collection of Old Master & Nineteenth-Century Drawings, and author of catalogue entries for Taddeo Zuccaro, the Bolognese School, Pier Leone Ghezzi, Ercole Bazzicaluva, Pierre Lélu, Nicolas Lavreince, and Kate Greenaway. Urbana-Champaign, Illinois: The University of Illinois and the Krannert Art Museum, 1999.

Articles and Essays

“Spatial Stories: Mantua and the Painted Jew.” In “A Sagacious Man”: Judah Moscato and the World of Renaissance Judaism. Edited by Giuseppe Veltri, Gianfranco Miletto, and Julia Itin. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2012.

“The Ghetto and the Gaze in Early Modern Venice.” In Judaism and Christian Art. Edited by David Nirenberg and Herbert Kessler. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, January 2011.

“’Clamber not you up to the casements’: On Ghetto Views and Viewing.” Jewish History 24, no. 2 (June 2010): 127-53.

“The Contours of Tolerance: Jews and the Corpus Domini Altarpiece in Urbino.” The Art Bulletin 85, no. 4 (December 2003): 646-61.

“Painting and the Politics of Persecution: Representing the Jew in Fifteenth-Century Mantua.” Art History    23, no. 4 (November 2000): 475-95.

Book Reviews

Deborah Howard and Laura Moretti, Sound and Space in Renaissance Venice: Architecture, Music, Acoustics (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010), Material Religion, forthcoming 2012.

Michelle O’Malley, The Business of Art: Contracts and the Commissioning Process in Renaissance Italy (New Haven: Yale University Press 2005), Sixteenth Century Journal: The Journal of Early Modern Studies, 38, no. 2 (Summer 2007): 612-613.

J.V. Field, Piero della Francesca: A Mathematician’s Art (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005), Sixteenth Century Journal: The Journal of Early Modern Studies, 38, no. 1 (Spring 2007): 300-301; with Irena Swanson, Mathematics Department, Reed College.

Keith Christiansen, ed., From Filippo Lippi to Piero della Francesca: Fra Carnevale and the Making of a Renaissance Master (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005), Sixteenth Century Journal: The Journal of Early Modern Studies, 37, no. 3 (Fall 2006): 951-952.

Eva Frojmovic, ed., Imagining the Self, Imagining the Other: Visual Representation and Jewish-Christian Dynamics in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period (Leiden: Brill, 2002), Sixteenth Century Journal: The Journal of Early Modern Studies, 35, no. 3 (Fall 2004): 848-850.

Thomas P. Campbell, Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002), Sixteenth Century Journal: The Journal of Early Modern Studies, 34, no. 3 (Fall 2003): 938-940.

Michael Zell, Reframing Rembrandt: Jews and the Christian Image in Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002), Sixteenth Century Journal: The Journal of Early Modern Studies 33, no. 4 (Winter 2002): 1209-1210.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. from the University of Chicago

M.A. from the University of Illinois

B.A. from the University of Michigan