IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 112: Re-Inventing Narratives: Images and Texts in Late Medieval France and Spain

Monday 11 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Elina Gertsman, Department of Art History, University of Chicago
Helen J. Swift, St Hilda's College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:James R. Simpson, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of Glasgow
Paper 112-aThe Old Covenant and a New Vision: St Stephen Narrative in the Bible Moralisée
(Language: English)
Kara Morrow, Department of Art History, Florida State University
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Hagiography, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 112-bNew Visions of the Feminine Touch: Re-Modelling Images of Women's Authority in Late 15th-Century Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Helen J. Swift, St Hilda's College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Art History - General, Gender Studies, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Rhetoric
Paper 112-cNarrative Syntax, Staging, and Permutable Woodcuts in the Celestina
(Language: English)
Tyler Fisher, Magdalen College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Art History - General, Language and Literature - Spanish and Portuguese, Mentalities, Printing History
Abstract

Addressing the sub-theme ‘rendering the past and visualising the future’, these papers explore the meaning-creating capacity of the visual component of a given narrative’s presentation in a manuscript or early print matrix. They apply to different, late-medieval literary situations (sacred and secular, French and Spanish) the idea that successive, pictorial interpretations of a narrative re-invent or re-appropriate it in hermeneutically imaginative and rhetorically cogent ways. Images are devised and arranged in accordance with the narrative’s new manuscript or print context: the sociocultural conditions of its transmission and reception, as well as the material layout of the page.