Professor Mary Quinlan is a specialist in the Italian Renaissance and received her Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Chicago. She has published and lectured on relations between Italian Renaissance poetry and the visual arts, as well as on relations between Renaissance science, art, and religion.
Her articles have appeared in the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, Renaissance Quarterly, the Journal of Neo-Latin Studies, ISIS: The Journal of the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences and the Memoirs of the American Academy, Rome.
Professor Quinlan was Harper Fellow in the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago. She has held fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Mellon Foundation.
Her new book, Influences: Art, Optics, and Astrology in the Italian Renaissance (University of Chicago Press, 2013) is expected to appear in December of 2012. Her current book project examines misinterpretations and deeper misunderstandings of Renaissance visual style.
Quinlan has studied in England, France, and Italy, teaches courses in the introduction to art, the survey of art history from medieval through baroque, and upper level and graduate courses in early modern European art.