Dr Louise Marshall

BA MA Melbourne, PhD Pennsylvania
Senior Lecturer
Undergraduate Coordinator

A26 - R.C. Mills Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3073
Fax +61 2 9351 4212

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Research interests

  • Italian Renaissance plague images, with a particular focus on the process of intercession and the protective role of images in coping with the experience of bubonic plague.
  • The imagery and cult of the plague saints Sebastian and Roch, and the Virgin Mary as plague protector.
  • St. Nicholas of Tolentino as a 'failed' plague saint.
  • Disaster and the emotions.
  • Death and the afterlife.
  • Image and devotion in late medieval/early modern culture.

Selected grants

2014

  • Emotions and the Visual in Early Modern Europe, in Crisis and in Health; Marshall L; ARC Centre for the History of Emotions/Associate Investigator.

2012

  • Trouble in Heaven: Emotions and the Plague in Renaissance Italy; Marshall L; ARC Centre for the History of Emotions/Associate Investigator.

2010

  • Healing Narratives: Renaissance cycles of Sebastian and Roch; Marshall L; Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney/Faculty Research Support Scheme.

2008

  • Tintoretto and the Cult of Saint Roch: The Narratives of the Chiesa di San Rocco; Marshall L; Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation/Commonwealth Scholars' Grant for Independent Research in Venice and the Veneto on Venetian History.

2007

  • A new plague saint for Renaissance Italy: Narrative and miracle in early cycles of St. Roch; Marshall L; Renaissance Society of America/Samuel H. Kress Fellowship in Renaissance Art History.
  • Saving Body and Soul in Renaissance Italy: Avoiding the Plague and Getting Out of Purgatory; Marshall L; Research Institute for the Humanities, University of Sydney/Writing Fellowship.
  • The Imagery and Cult of St. Roch as Plague Saint in Renaissance Italy; Marshall L; University of Sydney/Research & Development.

2003

  • The imagery and cult of Nicholas of Tolentino as a Plague Saint; Marshall L; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Marshall, L. (2011). Getting Out of Jail Free, or, Purgatory and How to Escape It in Spanish Art. In Kathleen Nelson (Eds.), Cathedral, City and Cloister: Essays on Manuscripts, Music and Art in Old and New Worlds, (pp. 195-224). Ottawa, Canada: Institute of Mediaeval Music.
  • Marshall, L. (2009). A New Plague Saint for Renaissance Italy: Suffering and Sanctity in Narrative Cycles of Saint Roch. In Jaynie Anderson (Eds.), Crossing Cultures: Conflict, Migration and Convergence: the proceedings of the 32nd International Congress of the History of Art, (pp. 543-549). Melbourne: Miegunyah Press.
  • Marshall, L. (2009). Purgatory in the medieval imagination: the earliest images. In Kratzmann, Greg (Eds.), Imagination, Books and Community in Medieval Europe, (pp. 212-219). Melbourne: Macmillan Art Publishing.
  • Marshall, L. (2005). La costruzione di un santo contro la peste: il caso di Nicola da Tolentino. In Valentino Pace and Roberto Tollo (Eds.), San Nicola da Tolentino nell'arte. Corpus iconografico. Vol. 1: Dalle origini al Concilio di Trento, (pp. 87-101). Tolentino, Italy: Biblioteca egidiana and Federico Motta.
  • Marshall, L. (2004). Luxury And Pathos In Romanino?S Christ Carrying The Cross. In David R. Marshall (Eds.), The Italians in Australia: Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Art, (pp. 131-144). Florence: Centro Di.
  • Marshall, L. (2002). Reading the Body of a Plague Saint : Narrative Altarpieces and Devotional Images of St. Sebastian in Renaissance Art. In Bernard J. Muir (Eds.), Reading Texts and Images. Essays on Medieval Renaissance Art and Patronage, (pp. 237-271). Exeter (U.K.): University of Exeter Press.
  • Marshall, L. (2000). Confraternity and Community: Mobilizing the Sacred in Times of Plague. In B. Wisch and D Cole Ahl (Eds.), Confraternities and the Visual Arts in the Italian Renaissance: Ritual, Spectacle, Image, (pp. 20-45). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Journals

  • Marshall, L. (2013). Plague in the city: identifying the subject of Giovanni di Paolo's Vienna Miracle of Saint Nicholas of Tolentino. Renaissance Studies, 27(5), 654-680. [More Information]
  • Marshall, L. (2012). A Plague Saint for Venice: Tintoretto at the Chiesa di San Rocco. Artibus et Historiae, 66(XXXIII), 153-188.
  • Marshall, L. (2008). Il culto di san Rocco in Toscana nel tardo Quattrocento: i dipinti di Bartolomeo della Gatta in Arezzo. Vita Sancti Rochi, 2, 96-109.

Reference Works

  • Marshall, L. (2008). Plague Literature and Art, Early Modern European. In Joseph Byrne (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Pestilence, Pandemics and Plagues. (pp. 522-530). Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood.
  • Marshall, L. (2008). Religion and Epidemic Disease. In Joseph Byrne (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Pestilence, Pandemics and Plagues, vol. 2. (pp. 593-600). Westprot, Connecticut: Greenwood.

Other

  • Marshall, L. (2006), Review: G. Bailey et al., Hope and Healing: Painting in Italy in a Time of Plague, 1500-1800, in Renaissance Quarterly.
  • Marshall, L. (2006), Review: R. Mellinkoff, Averting Demons. The Protective Power of Medieval Visual Motifs and Themes in Speculum.

2013

  • Marshall, L. (2013). Plague in the city: identifying the subject of Giovanni di Paolo's Vienna Miracle of Saint Nicholas of Tolentino. Renaissance Studies, 27(5), 654-680. [More Information]

2012

  • Marshall, L. (2012). A Plague Saint for Venice: Tintoretto at the Chiesa di San Rocco. Artibus et Historiae, 66(XXXIII), 153-188.

2011

  • Marshall, L. (2011). Getting Out of Jail Free, or, Purgatory and How to Escape It in Spanish Art. In Kathleen Nelson (Eds.), Cathedral, City and Cloister: Essays on Manuscripts, Music and Art in Old and New Worlds, (pp. 195-224). Ottawa, Canada: Institute of Mediaeval Music.

2009

  • Marshall, L. (2009). A New Plague Saint for Renaissance Italy: Suffering and Sanctity in Narrative Cycles of Saint Roch. In Jaynie Anderson (Eds.), Crossing Cultures: Conflict, Migration and Convergence: the proceedings of the 32nd International Congress of the History of Art, (pp. 543-549). Melbourne: Miegunyah Press.
  • Marshall, L. (2009). Purgatory in the medieval imagination: the earliest images. In Kratzmann, Greg (Eds.), Imagination, Books and Community in Medieval Europe, (pp. 212-219). Melbourne: Macmillan Art Publishing.

2008

  • Marshall, L. (2008). Il culto di san Rocco in Toscana nel tardo Quattrocento: i dipinti di Bartolomeo della Gatta in Arezzo. Vita Sancti Rochi, 2, 96-109.
  • Marshall, L. (2008). Plague Literature and Art, Early Modern European. In Joseph Byrne (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Pestilence, Pandemics and Plagues. (pp. 522-530). Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood.
  • Marshall, L. (2008). Religion and Epidemic Disease. In Joseph Byrne (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Pestilence, Pandemics and Plagues, vol. 2. (pp. 593-600). Westprot, Connecticut: Greenwood.

2006

  • Marshall, L. (2006), Review: G. Bailey et al., Hope and Healing: Painting in Italy in a Time of Plague, 1500-1800, in Renaissance Quarterly.
  • Marshall, L. (2006), Review: R. Mellinkoff, Averting Demons. The Protective Power of Medieval Visual Motifs and Themes in Speculum.

2005

  • Marshall, L. (2005). La costruzione di un santo contro la peste: il caso di Nicola da Tolentino. In Valentino Pace and Roberto Tollo (Eds.), San Nicola da Tolentino nell'arte. Corpus iconografico. Vol. 1: Dalle origini al Concilio di Trento, (pp. 87-101). Tolentino, Italy: Biblioteca egidiana and Federico Motta.

2004

  • Marshall, L. (2004). Luxury And Pathos In Romanino?S Christ Carrying The Cross. In David R. Marshall (Eds.), The Italians in Australia: Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Art, (pp. 131-144). Florence: Centro Di.

2002

  • Marshall, L. (2002). Reading the Body of a Plague Saint : Narrative Altarpieces and Devotional Images of St. Sebastian in Renaissance Art. In Bernard J. Muir (Eds.), Reading Texts and Images. Essays on Medieval Renaissance Art and Patronage, (pp. 237-271). Exeter (U.K.): University of Exeter Press.

2000

  • Marshall, L. (2000). Confraternity and Community: Mobilizing the Sacred in Times of Plague. In B. Wisch and D Cole Ahl (Eds.), Confraternities and the Visual Arts in the Italian Renaissance: Ritual, Spectacle, Image, (pp. 20-45). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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