Karl Fugelso, Ph.D.



Contact Information

Center for the Arts, Room 3103 Q
Weekdays by appointment or by hours published on office door.


PhD Art History, Columbia University, New York, NY

MPhil Art History, Columbia University, New York, NY

MA Art History, Columbia University, New York, NY

BA History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Areas of Expertise

Art History (Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Art & Architecture)


Vice-president of the International Society for the Study of Medievalism; life-time member of the Dante Society of America; editor-in-chief of the journal Studies in Medievalism; co-editor (with Christopher Jones) of the book series Medievalism; co-editor (with Richard Utz and E. L. Risden) of The Year's Work in Medievalism 28: Medievalism Now; former associate editor of the journal Medievally Speaking: Medievalism in Review; sponsoring editor for Neomedievalism in the Media: Essays on Film, Television, and Electronic Games; consulting editor for five textbooks, including the tenth edition of Sylvan Barnet's A Short Guide to Writing about Art; co-author of two exhibition catalogs; author of over 33 peer-reviewed articles or book chapters, most recently: “Cecco Bonanotte’s Moving Illustrations of the Divine Comedy,” The Year’s Work in Medievalism 20 (2014), <https://sites.google.com/site/theyearsworkinmedievalism/all-issues/29-2014>; author of 48 presentations at inter/national conferences or colloquia; founder of four volunteer organizations: The Towson University Art Matters Program, The Towson University Docent Program, The Towson University Art on Wheels Program, The Towson University Art on Treads Program; current faculty facilitator for the latter three; Trustee and Faculty Liaison for The Sixth Branch; Member of the Steering Committee for Design, Art, and Preservation in the Schools (DAPS).

Courses Taught

  • Spring & Fall: ART 351 Writing About Art
  • Spring & Fall: ARTH 221 or 222 Survey of Western Art I or II
  • Spring: ARTH 307 Medieval Art
  • Fall: ARTH 313 Baroque Art & Architecture