College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Art History

Department of
Art History

A cutting from the lower border of a manuscript (Johann Plaecsaert, artist)

Cordula Grewe

Cordula Grewe Associate Professor, Department of Art History

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Ph.D., Albert-Ludwigs-Universiät,Freiburg i. Br. (Germany), 1998
M.A., American University, Washington, D.C., 1990

Research Interests

  • 18th- and 19th- Century Art and Aesthetics
  • Visual Piety in the Modern Age
  • German Art, 1750 to 1920
  • Portraiture, Performance, and the Tableu Vivant, 1700-the Present

Selected Publications

BooksCordula Grewe

  • The Nazarenes: Romantic Avant-garde and the Art of the Concept, University Park: Penn State University Press, 2015.
  • Painting the Sacred in the Age of Romanticism. Burlington: Ashgate, 2009.

Edited Books and Special Journal Issues

Articles (most recent in English)

  • "Schwind's Symphony: Beethoven, Biedermeier, and the Cruelty of Romance." In Rival Sisters; Art and Music at the Birth of Modernism, edited by James H. Rubin and Olivia Mattis, 225-248. Burlington: Ashgate, 2014.
  • "Notes from the Field: Appropriation." Art Bulletin 94, no. 2 (2012): 175-78.
  • "The Writing on the Wall: Art History, Theories of Civilization, and the Politics of Museum Murals in Ninteenth-Century Germany." Museum History Journal 5, no. 2 (2012): 207-44.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers
  • Publication grant, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • Hans Kohn Fellowship, Princeton Institute for Advanced Study
  • Senior Fellow, Kolleg BildEvidenz, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung doctoral fellowship
  • Fulbright Award (graduate studies)

Department of Art History
Radio/TV Building 316
1229 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-9390
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.