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Northwest Missouri State University

Martha Breckenridge

Martha Breckenridge



251 Fine Arts


660.562.1346 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2007

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. Art History, Medieval Art
  • M.A. Art History
  • M.A. French Language and Literature
  • B.S.Ed. French and Psychology

Courses Taught

  • Art Appreciation
  • Survey of Art
  • Ancient/Medieval Art
  • Renaissance/Baroque Art
  • Nineteenth-Century Art
  • Twentieth-Century Art
  • Women Artists

Academic Interests

  • Medieval manuscripts, generally, visual and verbal elements

Scholarly Activity

Mid-America Medieval Association, Spring, 2011

  • Five "Recyclings" of Christine de Pizan's Epître Othéa, 1399-1499,   from Line Drawings to Print 

Current Research 

  • Manuscript Images of Meetings of the Order of Saint Michael, the Knights Depicted, and the Collars they Wore

Student Group Advisement

  • Kappa Pi, Honorary Art Fraternity

Other Professional Experiences

  • Mid-American Medieval Association
  • Early Book Society
  • Société Christine de Pizan


  • I do translations for the Maison de Naissance and a grade school in Maniche, Haiti, and for other Kansas City-based projects for Haiti
  • Founder, Convener, French Conversation Group, Maryville
  • Founder, Convener, Medievalist Scholars Group (regional professors of things medieval)
  • Travel, anywhere
  • Cooking, especially French!