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Jennifer Awes-Freeman

Visiting Assistant Professor
Degree
Ph.D.
Office
JRC 112
Phone
(651) 962-5309

Jennifer Awes Freeman is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of St Thomas for 2016-2018 as a postdoctoral fellow at the Louisville Institute. She recently completed her doctoral work at Vanderbilt University; her dissertation, “Erasing God: Carolingians, Controversy, and the Ashburnham Pentateuch,” is a study of Trinitarian doctrine and images during the transition from Late Antiquity to the early Middle Ages. During the summer of 2016, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame, for which she began a translation of Hrabanus Maurus’ In honorem sanctae crucis. Jennifer’s research interests include images of divinity, iconoclasm, material culture, gender studies, the mutual influence of art and theology, and book culture in the digital humanities.

She is the author of:

  • “The Good Shepherd and the Enthroned Ruler: A Reconsideration of Imperial Iconography in the Early Church,” in The Art of the Empire: Christian Art in its Imperial Context, Lee Jefferson and Robin Jensen, eds., (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015).
  • “Erasing God: The Ashburnham Pentateuch in its 9th c. Context and Beyond,” Allegorica 30 (Summer 2015).
  • “Theologizing Gender in the Rothschild Canticles,” Medieval Feminist Forum 48.2 (Winter 2012).

 

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 453 - W01 Theology & Art M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 207

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 207

Course Registration Number:

21667 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Jennifer C. Awes-Freeman

Through the ages, the relationship between theology and the arts has been mutually enriching, resulting in some of the world's masterpieces of visual art, architecture, music, and literature. The relationship, too, has been strained by iconoclastic movements which express fear that the arts tempt people with idolatry. In this course, students will consider the theological dimensions of the complex relationship between theology and the arts. Emphasis on historical periods, themes, doctrines, intersections, and types of art will vary according to the expertise of the instructors. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, one Art History course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 453 - W02 Theology & Art M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 JRC 414

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

21668 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Jennifer C. Awes-Freeman

Through the ages, the relationship between theology and the arts has been mutually enriching, resulting in some of the world's masterpieces of visual art, architecture, music, and literature. The relationship, too, has been strained by iconoclastic movements which express fear that the arts tempt people with idolatry. In this course, students will consider the theological dimensions of the complex relationship between theology and the arts. Emphasis on historical periods, themes, doctrines, intersections, and types of art will vary according to the expertise of the instructors. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, one Art History course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CSMA 593 - 02 Conversion in Art, Lit & Film M - W - - - - 1330 - 1530 55S 207

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1530

Location:

55S 207

Course Registration Number:

30520 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Jennifer C. Awes-Freeman

This course considers a sampling of historical and imagined accounts of religious conversion experiences and their various interpretations in art, literature, and film. The goals of the course are to become conversant in some of the visual, literary, and filmic iconography of conversion, to expand our definitions and previously held conceptions of what constitutes a conversion experience, and to incorporate these new definitions into the process of reflecting on our own moments of un/conversion.

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Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location