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Dr Muir, Carolyn Diskant

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Honorary Associate Professor

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Dr Muir, Carolyn Diskant

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Honorary Associate Professor

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Muir, C

Biography

Until her retirement from HKU in 2013, Dr. Muir taught courses in Renaissance art, women and art, and an introductory survey of Western art. She joined HKU in 1979, and served as Head of the Department of Fine Arts for 11 years, from 1989-99. Her research focuses on issues of religious iconography in late medieval through Baroque art, especially the imagery of saints. Recent publications include her book, Saintly Brides and Bridegrooms: The Mystic Marriage in Northern Renaissance Art (Brepols, 2012) and articles on the iconography of St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. Agnes of Rome, St. Henry Suso, and St. Hermann-Joseph, which have appeared in Gesta, Simiolus: Netherlands Quarterly for the History of Art, Source: Notes in the History of Art, and an essay collection on medieval masculinities. In recognition of her excellence as a teacher, the university appointed her as a University Teaching Fellow for 1997-98.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2010-08-01“Love and Courtship in the Convent: St. Agnes and the Adult Christ in two Upper Rhine Manuscripts,” Gesta, vol. 47/2 (2008), pp. 123-145, was selected as the August Article of the Month for the "Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index.": "Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index" site: http://inpress.lib.uiowa.edu/feminae/ArticleOfTheMonthPrevious.aspx
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
1/1999 to presentmemberRenaissance Society of America
1/1998 to presentmemberSixteenth Century Society
1/1999 to presentmemberInternational Center of Medieval art
1/1981 to presentmemberCollege Art Association of America
1/2002 to presentmemberHagiography Society
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