1. What book in this field has inspired you the most?
Work by Georges Didi-Huberman
2. Did your research take you to any unexpected places?
Yes. Naples is always an unexpected place.
3. What did you enjoy the most about writing your book?
Pushing myself to go where no art historian has previously gone.
4. What did you find hardest about writing your book?
5. Is this your first published book, or have you had others published?
No, this is not my first. A selection of other books I’ve worked on include,
• Rethinking the Baroque, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2011
• Invisible City: The Architecture of Devotion in Seventeenth-Century Neapolitan Convents, Oxford University Press, 2004 (Best Book Prize, 2004, Society for the Study of Early Modern Women)
• Representing Emotions: New Connections in the Histories of Art, Music and Medicine, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005
• New Approaches to Naples 1500-1800: The Power of Place, Ashgate: 2013
6. Why did you choose to publish with MUP?
7. Have you had time to think about your next research project yet? What are you working on now?
Yes. A Book on silver and Spanish empire- materiality, Silver and New World trauma and European social, political, religious refinement
The matter of miracles, released September 2016