IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 302: Jews and Christians in the Visual Arts, II

Monday 11 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Katrin Kogman-Appel, Institut für Jüdische Studien, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster / Department of History of Art, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva
Moderator/Chair:Katrin Kogman-Appel, Institut für Jüdische Studien, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster / Department of History of Art, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva
Paper 302-aLeviticus 11 and the Image of the Jews in English Medieval Bestiaries
(Language: English)
Debra Higgs Strickland, Department of History of Art, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Social History, Theology
Paper 302-bHelpless from Cradle to Cross: Devotional Ivories and the Vilification of the Jews
(Language: English)
Nina Rowe, Department of Art History & Music, Fordham University
Index terms: Art History - General, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 302-cIdentity, Community, and Subversion in Drawings from the Public Records Office
(Language: English)
Carlee Ann Bradbury, School of Art & Design, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Abstract

The second proposed session follows the lines of the first, but without the specific focus on conversion. The papers discuss various aspects of the perception of Jews and Judaism on the one hand, and visual expressions of Jewish-Christian relations, on the other. Challenging earlier, somewhat black-and-white views regarding the image of Jews as demonized enemy of Christianity, the session follows a path taken in a session at the Leeds Conference few years ago and presents a more subtle view into different layers and viewpoints of the depictions of Jews and Judaism.