Date of Award

Fall 1-5-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Cynthia Hahn

Second Advisor

Maria Loh

Academic Program Adviser

Maria Antonella Pelizzari


This thesis examines representations of embrace in a Roman de la rose (Morgan Library, M.245). Emphasis is on the reader’s tactile interaction with the manuscript as an object, and the notion of romances as sites for a distinctly physical reading practice, in which miniatures would be kissed, rubbed, or pierced.



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