IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 707: Carthusian Monasticism, III: Carthusian Liturgy and Aesthetics

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Monastic Research Bulletin
Organisers:Joan Greatrex, Robinson College, University of Cambridge
Julian M. Luxford, School of Art History, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:James Boyce, Department of Art History & Music, Fordham University
Paper 707-aThe Consecration Rite for Virgins in the Carthusian Order
(Language: English)
Carol Steyn, Department of Art History, Visual Arts & Musicology, University of South Africa
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy, Monasticism
Paper 707-bFunctional Aesthetics: The Illustration of English Carthusian Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Julian M. Luxford, School of Art History, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 707-cFashioning Ducal Identity at the Chartreuse de Champmol
(Language: English)
Laura D. Gelfand, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Ohio
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture, Lay Piety, Monasticism

This session deals with aspects of the liturgical and aesthetic life of English and continental charterhouses during the later Middle Ages. The topics to be examined include analysis of Carthusian nuns, in particular the Rite of Consecration for Virgins – with special reference to manuscripts from Mont-Sainte-Marie at Gosnay in Northern France – the ducal mausoleum-church at Champmol, and the illustration of English Carthusian manuscripts.