Joseph Monteyne

PhD, MA, (UBC)

Joseph Monteyne’s first book, The Printed Image in Early Modern London: Urban Space, Visual Representation, and Social Exchange, was published by Ashgate in 2007. A second book, From Still-Life to the Screen: Print Culture, Display, and the Materiality of the Image in Eighteenth-Century London was published by Yale University Press in 2013. His third book, Media Critique in the Age of Gillray: Scratches, Scraps, and Spectres, will be published by the University of Toronto Press in 2021. Professor Monteyne has also published articles on seventeenth-century painting and print culture, twentieth-century art in England and Europe, contemporary independent magazine culture, and American popular imagery in international journals such as Art History and Oxford Art Journal as well as in edited volumes published by Bis/Gingko/Thames and Hudson and Nouveau Monde Editions. He has also written some contemporary art criticism, specifically a catalogue essay for the VAG/ Museum London exhibition Myfanwy MacLeod, or There Again (Black Dog, 2014). Professor Monteyne’s next research project focuses on animal human hybridity in late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries Britain and colonial America.

Professor Monteyne has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a Governor General of Canada’s medal for his Master’s thesis, and postdoctoral fellowships from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the latter of which he undertook at the Courtauld Institute in London. He has received an Andrew Mellon Fellowship, a William Keck Fellowship for Junior Faculty, and a Robert Wark Fellowship from the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, as well as a Residential Fellowship from the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven. Most recently he was awarded a prestigious Mid-Career Fellowship from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. He has also been named to the European Science Foundation College of Expert Reviewers for 2020-2023.

Dr. Monteyne teaches Renaissance art of Italy and Northern Europe, the art  and visual culture of Counter-Reformation Rome,  the art and culture of Spain and Spanish America, and the art of Northern European urban and courtly cultures of the 17th century. Recent graduate seminars include: “Transhumans, Animals, and Monsters: Renaissance/Early Modern Hybrids”; “Vision and its Discontents: Iconophobia, Iconophilia, Iconoclash”; “The Visual Culture of Knowledge: Early Modern Art and Science”; “The Expanded Field of Early Modern Sculpture”; “Thresholds of Difference: Anxious Points of Contact in Early Modern Visual Culture”; “The Grotesque: Persistence of a Cultural Form”; “The Ecstasy of Violence: Pain and Pleasure in Early Modern Visual Culture”; “Print and Graphic Culture 1500–1960”; “Secular art and the Market: the Minor Genres in Europe 16th–18th century”.


Winter 2021

ARTH322 Early Modern Italian Art and Culture (ca. 1550-1700) Sections

Focus primarily on Rome as the center of artistic, cultural, economic, and religious power in the seventeenth century.

Winter 2021

ARTH320 Entangled Worlds: Spain and Colonial Latin America (1500-1700) Sections

Role of visual art and culture within Catholic Spain and colonial Latin America is surveyed, with emphasis on transculturation from mudejar to mestizaje.

Winter 2021

ARTH571 The Methodology of Art History Sections

Required of all art history graduate students.

Winter 2021

ARTH535A Early Modern: Renaissance - RENAISSANCE ART Sections