David Nolta

Title: Professor


Degrees: BA, English and Art History, University of Michigan; MA, English Literature, University of Chicago; PhD, History of Art, Yale University

FELLOWSHIPS AND PRIZES: Avery Hopwood Awards for Writing (three); Kress,
Fulbright, and Mellon fellowships; The Frances Blanshard Prize for an Outstanding
Dissertation in the History of Art, Yale University; Royal Collection Studies Program
Scholarship at Windsor Castle; The Helena Hayward Scholarship at The Attingham
Summer School for the Study of English Decorative Arts; The American Society
for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship at The Houghton Library, Harvard University; Henry Huntington and Mayers Fellowships at The Huntington Library,
San Marino, CA; Finalist, Foreword Book Awards (Mystery Category)

CURATORIAL PROJECTS: Florence and Beyond (for the South Shore Art Center,
2003), Inlands: Photographs by Mimmo Jodice (with Professor Ellen Shapiro, catalogue
Skira, 2001).

RECENT PUBLICATIONS: "Eve to God" in Imago Dei: Sixty Years of Poetry from
Christianity and Literature
, 2012; "My First New Poem" and "A Single Element" in
Lucid Rhythms
, 2012; "Fifty" in Innisfree, 2011; "An Argument" in The Lyric, 2011;
"Two Panels by Memling" in Rattle, 2011; "My Family as a Group of Trees" in Assisi,
2011; "A Lecture on Italian Painting" and "What She Is Thinking" in Subtropics,
2011;"On the Return, to Mr. Boswell, of a Dinner Napkin" and "Eve to God" in
Christianity and Literature
, 2004; Lostlindens (novel), 2005; "Portrait of the Artist as
Accessory after the Fact", Mystery Reader's Journal, 2005; Grave Circle (novel), 2003;
"Art the Medium (Death the Large)" essay for the catalogue of the exhibition, Mystic,
curated by Jeffrey Keough, Massachusetts College of Art, 2003

SELECTED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS: Giotto: The Scrovegni Chapel" and
"Caravaggio: A Life" Menino Arts Center , 2010, 2011; "Caravernini" Lecture
Circolo Sportivo Italiano, Bridgeport, CT, 2009; "Reflections on Reflections in Art: Piero
della Francesca, Flannery O'Connor, Carlos Saura" Yale Graduate Club, 2007; "When
Artists Kill: Murder and Mayhem in Italian Painting" Groton Public Library and Mystic
Art Association, Mystic, CT; and several other venues, autumn, 2003-spring, 2007;
"Demystifying The Da Vinci Code", round-table discussion, with Harold Attridge, Dean
of the Divinity School, Yale University, and Diana Swancutt, Assistant Professor, Yale
University, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2005;  "Caravaggio: Murder and Mystery",
Anthony and Felicia Kutten Memorial Lecture, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2005; 
"Teaching across the Disciplines" lecture, with Professor Charles Stigliano
Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) Symposium,
The Maryland College Institute of Art, 2004; "Yes, No, Maybe, or Whatever: John
Everett Millais Turns his Back on Narrative", Yale Center for British Art, 2004; "Tricks
of the Trade: Italian Artists Tell Stories, from Giotto to Caravaggio", South Shore Art
Center, 2002; "Successful Collaborations: Studio and the Humanities" lecture, with
Charles Stigliano, Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)
Symposium, The Ringling School of Art, 2000; "Robert Burns, David Octavius Hill, and
Narrative Traditions in Early Scottish Photography", The American Universities
International Program, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1999;
"The Fate of the International Style in Eighteenth-Century Portraiture"
Session Chair, The End of the Enlightenment, Northeast American Society for
Eighteenth-Century Studies Symposium, Williams College, 1998; "Censorship and the
Arts" speaker and panelist at the first symposium of The Institute for Civic Dialogue and the Arts, Harvard University, 1998; "Narrative Techniques in Pietro Longhi",
Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 1997; "The Human Figure
and Grand Tour Collecting in Eighteenth-Century Italy", Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 1996; "The Hamiltons At Home: British Collecting in
Naples in the Late Eighteenth Century", The Newport Historical Society Symposium on
The Grand Tour, 1996; "Caravaggio: Time Conquers All", The Metropolitan Museum of
Art, 1996; "All the Ladies of Shalott", The Wadsworth Atheneum, 1995

OTHER: Scholar-commentator, interviewed by Matt Lauer for NBC's The Today Show,
subject: Leonardo da Vinci and The Battle of Anghiari, aired June 14, 2005; Scholar-
commentator, interviewed by Stone Phillips for NBC's Dateline, special episode,
"Secrets to the Code", aired April 13, 2005; "The Da Vinci Code Demystified"
Faculty Member and Guest Moderator, Digital on-line course, team taught with Harold
Attridge, Dean of the Divinity School, Yale University, and Diana Swancutt, Assistant
Professor, Yale University, Alllearn (continuing education consortium-Oxford, Yale,
and Stanford Universities), 2004 - 2005; Editorial consultant, McGraw Hill, A History of Western Art by Laurie Schneider Adams, 2008; Consultant and essayist, Masterpiece
Cards: 250 Masterpieces of Western Painting
, 2008; Consultant-reviewer, Janson's Basic History of Western Art, eighth edition, 2010; Visiting Instructor, Yale University Summer Programs, 2001-2012