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ACLS/Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow 2012-1014: Maile Hutterer

HuttererMaile Hutterer’s primary research interests focuses on medieval architecture in France, and specifically on the intersection of form, function, and meaning in ecclesiastical buildings.  Her current book project examines the aesthetic and cultural significance of flying buttresses, arguing that they acted as signifiers of the sacred ground of the consecrated church.  A forthcoming publication addresses the connection between flying buttress sculptural programs and processional action as a means of indicating boundaries.  In another project, she discusses the proliferation of stained glass in the twelfth and thirteenth century in relationship to medieval optical theory.
Professor Hutterer has presented her research at conferences of the Society of Architectural Historians,  the International Congress of Medieval Studies, and the Centre de recherche sur les mondes anciens, l’histoire des villes et l’alimentation.  She currently holds an ACLS New Faculty Fellowship at Rutgers University.  She was also the recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.  Prior to coming to Rutgers, she taught at Western Illinois University.

“Sculpted Processions: Flying Buttresses and the Delineation of Sacred Space,” in Espace sacré, mémoire sacrée: les Saints-Évêques et leurs villes, forthcoming from Brepols (2013).

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