Dr Louise Marshall

BA (Hons 1st class) Melbourne, MA (Hons 1st class) Melbourne, PhD Pennsylvania
Senior Lecturer
Department Undergraduate Coordinator
School 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.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Quattrocento Frescoes of the Ospedale Santa Maria della Scala in Siena Mitchell KELLY

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2014

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

2012

  • Trouble in Heaven: Emotions and the Plague in Renaissance Italy; Marshall L; ARC Centre of Excellence 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

  • The Imagery and Cult of St. Roch as Plague Saint in Renaissance Italy; Marshall L; University of Sydney/Research & Development.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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. (2018). Affected Bodies and Bodily Affect: Visualising Emotion in Renaissance Plague Images. In Philippa Maddern, Joanne McEwan and Ann M. Scott (Eds.), Performing Emotions in Early Europe, (pp. 73-106). Turnhout: Brepols Publishers.
  • Marshall, L. (2016). God's Executioners: Angels, Devils and the Plague in Giovanni Sercambi's Illustrated Chronicle (1400). In Jennifer Spinks, Charles Zika (Eds.), Disaster, Death and the Emotions in the Shadow of the Apocalypse, 1400-1700, (pp. 177-199). London: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Marshall, L. (2015). The Collaboration from Hell: A Plague Strike Force at S. Pietro in Vincoli, Rome. In Jennifer Spinks, Dagmar Eichberger (Eds.), Religion, the Supernatural and Visual Culture in Early Modern Europe: An Album Amicorum for Charles Zika, (pp. 20-49). Leiden: Brill. [More Information]
  • 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: The Miegunyah Press.
  • Marshall, L. (2009). Purgatory in the medieval imagination: the earliest images. In Greg Kratzmann (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.

2018

  • Marshall, L. (2018). Affected Bodies and Bodily Affect: Visualising Emotion in Renaissance Plague Images. In Philippa Maddern, Joanne McEwan and Ann M. Scott (Eds.), Performing Emotions in Early Europe, (pp. 73-106). Turnhout: Brepols Publishers.

2016

  • Marshall, L. (2016). God's Executioners: Angels, Devils and the Plague in Giovanni Sercambi's Illustrated Chronicle (1400). In Jennifer Spinks, Charles Zika (Eds.), Disaster, Death and the Emotions in the Shadow of the Apocalypse, 1400-1700, (pp. 177-199). London: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]

2015

  • Marshall, L. (2015). The Collaboration from Hell: A Plague Strike Force at S. Pietro in Vincoli, Rome. In Jennifer Spinks, Dagmar Eichberger (Eds.), Religion, the Supernatural and Visual Culture in Early Modern Europe: An Album Amicorum for Charles Zika, (pp. 20-49). Leiden: Brill. [More Information]

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: The Miegunyah Press.
  • Marshall, L. (2009). Purgatory in the medieval imagination: the earliest images. In Greg Kratzmann (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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