Layla Seale is an external PhD candidate and the 2017-2019 Kress Foundation Institutional Fellow with Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS).
My dissertation examines representations of Hell, devils, and demons within fifteenth-century Northern European painting and illuminated manuscripts. Specifically, my project investigates images of demon bodies and behaviors which convey the complex intelligence, sexualities, and personalities of devils. By combining visual analysis and historical context with recent theories of animal studies, posthumanism, and monster theory, I hope to shed new light on demons and devils within the late medieval imagination.
Diane B. Wolfthal, Rice University
PhD, Art History, Rice University, Houston, Texas
MA, Art History, Rice University, Houston, Texas
MA, Art History, American University, Washington D.C.
BA, Art History, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Grants and awards
Kress Foundation Institutional Fellowship, Leiden University Centre for the Arts and Society