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IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 710: Gestures Abound: Studies in the Bayeux Tapestry, III

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Ilicia J. Sprey, Department of History, St Joseph's College, Indiana
Moderator/Chair:Valerie Allen, Department of English, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Paper 710-aPathos and Peripeteia at Hastings: Images of Suffering and Reversal in the Bayeux Tapestry
(Language: English)
Stephen C. Law, College of Liberal Arts, University of Central Oklahoma
Index terms: Art History - General, Philosophy
Paper 710-bDoors and Windows in the Bayeux Tapestry: Visuality and Memory
(Language: English)
Linda Elaine Neagley, Department of Art & Art History, Rice University, Texas
Index terms: Art History - General
Paper 710-dRelics and Referents in the Bayeux Tapestry
(Language: English)
Karen Eileen Overbey, Department of Fine Arts, Seattle University
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography

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; physical 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.