Felicia Else has been pursuing research on water, art and festivals in 16th-century Florence, including the well-known Neptune Fountain in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence by Bartolomeo Ammannati. In conjunction with the Society for European Festivals Research, she has completed a forthcoming book for Routledge Press, The Politics of Water in the Art and Festival of Medici Florence: from Neptune Fountain to Naumachia. She has published articles in Burlington Magazine, Sixteenth Century Journal, Imago Mundi and Medicea. Rivista interdisciplinare di studi medicei, Sculpture Journal and Explorations in Renaissance Culture. Her research and forthcoming book have been featured on the Italian Art Society blog: visit this blog post.
Her teaching draws on her passion for art, history and study abroad. Her courses cover art from Antiquity to the Baroque as well as a First-year Seminar on Art, Money and Power in Renaissance Florence. She team-taught an interdisciplinary course, Wonders of Nature and Artifice: the Renaissance Quest for Knowledge, with Kay Etheridge in Biology, helping students to curate two exhibitions in Schmucker Art Gallery, “Wonders of Nature and Artifice” (2017) and “The Gettysburg Cabinet” (2012) . For images, videos and student research from these remarkable exhibitions, please visit: http://wonder-cabinet.sites.gettysburg.edu/2017/ and http://gettysburgwondercabinet.wikispaces.com/.
Felicia Marlene Else
Chairperson/Associate Professor, Art and Art History
Phone: (717) 337 - 6142
Box: Campus Box 2452
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
PhD Washington University in St. Louis, 2003
Italian Renaissance Art