Carolyn Guile (BA, UC Berkeley; MA, PhD, Princeton) served as lecturer in the Department of English at Princeton University before coming to Colgate to teach Renaissance and Baroque art and architectural history in 2006. Her research is focused on East-Central European arts and architecture, European architectural theory, and art historiography of the early modern period.
Current projects include a study of cultural tradition, inheritance and identity in the Renaissance and Baroque periods in Poland-Lithuania, and a translation of an 18th-century Polish treatise on architecture. She is also interested in the intersection of European literary and visual arts in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries.
As a recipient of Fulbright IIE, Fulbright-Hayes, and ACLS fellowships, she conducted research in Poland from 1998-2002, and developed her interests in the area of cultural property, including the effects of conflict on the visual and literary arts. In 2009, she curated the exhibition and edited the catalog Reading Space: The Art of Xu Bing at the Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, as part of the series "A Year of Chinese Art at Colgate." She organized the Institute of Creative and Performing Arts 2011 Forum on the Arts "Form and Content: A Symposium on Cultural Property." Focusing on the built environment, the symposium brought together scholars from a variety of disciplines to consider the ways in which cultural property is inextricably linked to the politics of cultural history and to human rights, shaping traditions, ideologies, and loyalties.
She continued to work on her book manuscript that examines the intersection between Italianate and East-Central European Baroque arts, architecture, and intellectual history as a participant in the NEH Summer Seminar, "Art, History, and Culture in Rome: 1527-1798." She serves as reviews editor for the journal, Eighteenth-Century Studies.
Other affiliations: Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, PrincetonUniversity
BA University of California, Berkeley; MA, PhD Princeton University
CORE151 - Legacies of the Ancient World
ARTS102 - Survey of Western Art: Rebirth of Classical Antiquity to Revolution
ARTS105 - Introduction to Architecture
ARTS216 - Renaissance Painting and Sculpture
ARTS226 - Baroque Painting and Sculpture
ARTS220 - Early Modern European Renaissance and Baroque Architecture
ARTS360 - Borderlands: Art and Architecture of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
ARTS482 - Razing the Stakes: Cultural Property in the Early Modern Era
ARTS482 - Seminar in Renaissance Art: Caravaggio
- Member, Institute of Creative and Performing Arts Steering Committee, Colgate University (2008-11)
- Affiliate, Society of Architectural Historians
- Affiliate, College Art Association
- Affiliate, Renaissance Society of America
- Affiliate, American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies
- Affiliate, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
- Affiliate, Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture