Layla Seale
University of North Texas
Art History
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Education

PhD, Rice University, 2020.
Major: Art History
Degree Specialization: Medieval/Early Modern Art History
Dissertation Title: Demons as a Cultural Species in Fifteenth-Century

Professional Positions

Academic - Post-Secondary
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Rice University. (20202022).
Writing Consultant, Rice University. (2020).

Professional Memberships

Historians of Netherlandish Art. (2020 – Present).

Renaissance Society of America. (2020 – Present).

Development Activities Attended

Workshop,"Creating Inclusive and Accessible Environments for Students with Visual Impairments," UNT, Office of Disability Access, United States of America. (2023).

Workshop,"Meeting/training for UNT Core Curriculum faculty," UNT, United States of America. (September 11, 2023September 11, 2023).

Conference Attendance,"Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies," St. Louis University, United States of America. (June 11, 2023June 14, 2023).

Workshop,"What Inclusive Instructors Do: Creating Welcoming, Equitable Learning Environments," UNT CLEAR, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (May 9, 2023May 9, 2023).

Conference Attendance,"The 1980s: Representational Pressures, Departures and Beginnings," UNT, United States of America. (20222022).

Workshop,"Accessibility Training for ART and ARTH Faculty for Visually Impaired Students," Office of Disability Access, UNT, United States of America. (20222022).

Conference Attendance,"CAA 2021 Annual Conference," CAA, United States of America. (20212021).

Conference Attendance,"Politics: A RaceB4Race Symposium," Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, United States of America. (20212021).

Conference Attendance,"Region and Enmity: A RaceB4Race® Symposium," Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University, United States of America. (20212021).

Other,"Campbell Lecture on Racial Justice," Rice University School of Humanities, United States of America. (20212021).

Seminar,"CANCEL CULTURE: A Toxic Trend or a Tool for Accountability?," Office of Diversity & Inclusion's MultiCultural Center at Rice University, United States of America. (20212021).

Seminar,"Early Medieval Identities Seminar Series, 4: Mary Rambaran-Olm," Early Medieval Identities Seminar Series, United Kingdom. (20212021).

Other,"Stand Up Against Street Harassment Public Training," hollaback!, United States of America. (20212021).

Other,"Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic harassment," hollaback!, United States of America. (20212021).

Conference Attendance,"2020 International Medieval Congress," Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. (20202020).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
ART 2350, Art History Survey I, 4 courses.
ARTH 4801, Topics in Art History, 1 course.
ARTH 4805, Topics in Medieval Art, 3 courses.
ARTH 5805, Seminar in Medieval Art, 3 courses.

Teaching at Other Institutions

Rice University, Women Artists: von Bingen to Beyoncé, FWIS 103-001, Spring 2022.

Rice University, Women Artists: von Bingen to Beyoncé, FWIS 103-002, Spring 2022.

Rice University, Intro to Western Art I, HART 101, Fall 2021.

Rice University, Women Artists: von Bingen to Beyoncé, FWIS 103-001, Fall 2021.

Rice University, Women Artists: von Bingen to Beyoncé, FWIS 103-002, Fall 2021.

Rice University, Visualizing Demons and the Demonized, FWIS 198, Spring 2021.

Rice University, Women Artists: von Bingen to Beyoncé, FWIS 103, Spring 2021.

Rice University, Intro to Western Art I, HART 101, Fall 2020.

Rice University, Visualizing Demons and the Demonized, FWIS 198, Fall 2020.

Rice University, Women Artists: von Bingen to Beyoncé, FWIS 103, Fall 2020.

Rice University, Sex and Money: The Species Divide, HART 356/556, Spring 2020.

Non-Credit Instruction

Workshop, Rice University: Center for Academic and Professional Communication. (20222022).

Workshop, Rice University: Center for Academic and Professional Communication. (20212021).

Workshop, Rice University: Center for Academic and Professional Communication. (20202020).

Awards and Honors

Brown Foundation Co-Teaching Award, Rice University. (2020 – Present).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article
Seale, L. (2023). Work is Hell: Demon Laborers in Late Medieval Art. (10), .

Presentations Given

Paper

Seale, L. (Author & Presenter), St. Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies, Punished Demons: Illuminations of Divine Retribution, St. Louis University, United States of America. (2023 – ).

Seale, L. (Author & Presenter), Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Demons at Work: Uncanny Depictions of Demonic Labor in Early Modern Illuminations, RSA, Virtual, United States of America. (20212021).

Seale, L. (Author & Presenter), Towards a Visual History of the Working Class, Work is Hell: Demon Laborers in Late Medieval Art, Rice University, United States of America. (20212021).

Service

University Service

Committee Member, Onstead Institute Dissertation Award. (November 2023December 2023).

Committee Member, Onstead Dissertation Award Committee. (September 2022January 2023).

Guest Speaker, Art History Society. (2022).

Committee Member, Improving Undergraduate Programming: Strategic Planning. (20222022).

Conference-Related, 2021 Rice Visual Communication Symposium. (20212021).

Professional Service

Board of Advisors, Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship. (2023 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Enarratio: Publications of the Medieval Association of the Midwest. (January 2023March 2023).

Awards and Honors

Center for Academic and Professional Communication Top Consultant Award, Rice University. (2020 – Present).