Professor Patricia RubinHonorary Research Fellow
My current and forthcoming publications are indicative of the range of my research interests: Seen from Behind: Perspectives on the Male Body and Renaissance Art (Yale University Press, 2018); “George Eliot, Lady Eastlake, and the Humbug of Old Masters),” 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century (December, 2018); “’Pictures with a Past’: Botticelli in Boston,” in Botticelli: Heroes and Heroines, exhibition catalogue, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (2019). My specialist area is Renaissance art, but I define that area very broadly chronologically and conceptually. I am presently beginning research on two topics. One regards masks and masquerade in mid-sixteenth century Italian art; the other, civic identity and suburban construction in post-Risorgimento Florence.