Maile Hutterer

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Associate Professor
Phone: 541-346-8229
Office: 253 Lawrence Hall
Research Interests: Medieval art, architecture, and urban development

Hutterer received her PhD from New York University in 2011, where she studied medieval art and architecture. Before joining the faculty at the University of Oregon, she held appointments at Rutgers University and Western Illinois University. Her research focuses on the architecture and embellishment of ecclesiastical buildings in high and late medieval France. The results of these studies have appeared in the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern StudiesGesta, and the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Her book, Framing the Church: the social and artistic power of buttresses in French Gothic Architecture was published by Penn State University Press in 2019.

At the University of Oregon Hutterer teaches the first term of the department’s architectural history survey (ARH-314).  Her more specialized classes include Art and Crusade, Gothic Architecture, Medieval Art, and Medieval Building Practices.

Selected Publications:

Framing the Church: the social and artistic power of buttresses in French Gothic Architecture. Penn State University Press, 2019.

“Architectural Design as an Expression of Religious Tolerance: The Case of Sainte-Madeleine in Montargis,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 76, no. 3 (2017): 281-301.

“Lofty Sculpture: Flying Buttress Decoration and Ecclesiastical Authority,” Gesta 54, no. 2 (2015): 195-218.

When Old Meets New: Classicizing Columns in Northern French Flying Buttress Systems,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 44, no. 2 (2014), 281-320. 

Sculpted Processions: Flying Buttresses and the Delineation of Sacred Space in the thirteenth century” in Espace sacré, mémoire sacrée: les Saints-Évêques et leurs villes (Turnhout: Brepolis, 2015), 203-214.

Selected Courses Taught

ARH 314  History of World Architecture I

ARH 399  Medieval Art

ARH 399  Architecture and Pilgrimage

ARH 399  Gothic Architecture

ARH 407  Divine Art

ARH 407|507  Art and Crusade

ARH 407|507  Building and Construction in the Middle Ages

ARH 607  Representing Architecture

ARH 607  Frames and Boundaries