IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 610: Gestures Abound: Studies in the Bayeux Tapestry, II

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Dan Terkla, Department of English, Illinois Wesleyan University
Moderator/Chair:Dan Terkla, Department of English, Illinois Wesleyan University
Paper 610-aHarold's Death: No Arrow, Period
(Language: English)
Martin Foys, Department of English & Communication Arts, Hood College, Maryland
Index terms: Art History - General, Mentalities
Paper 610-bPiecing together History in the Bayeux Tapestry
(Language: English)
Ilicia J. Sprey, Department of History, St Joseph's College, Indiana
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Technology
Paper 610-cSewing the Seeds of Nationalism: Elizabeth Wardle and the Making of the Reading Bayeux Tapestry Facsimile
(Language: English)
Jeanne Fox-Friedman, School of Continuing & Professional Studies, New York University
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Mentalities
Paper 610-dBirds of Prey in the Bayeux Tapestry
(Language: English)
Jill A. Frederick, Department of English, Minnesota State University, Moorhead
Index terms: Art History - General
Abstract

Offered on the 940th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, the papers in these three sessions grew out of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) seminar at Yale University, ‘The Bayeux Tapestry and the Anglo-Norman World’. Panelists have built upon the seminar discussions, presentations, and current studies of the Tapestry to formulate fresh questions about, and new approaches to discussing its Anglo-Norman, Anglo-Scandinavian, and Byzantine contexts; its visual syntaxes; mnemonic function; physica production; and its afterlives. In so doing, they have sought to counter the recursive, self-cannibalizing trend that has characterized and stalled studies of this monumental, unique, and exemplary gestural narrative.