IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 817: Representations of Conformity and Dissent, I

Tuesday 14 July 2009, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:University of York
Organiser:Jane Hawkes, Department of History of Art, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Jane Hawkes, Department of History of Art, University of York
Paper 817-aImaging Orthodoxy: Quoting Rome, Visual Citation, and Creative Plagiarism in the Art of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
(Language: English)
Amanda Denton, Department of History of Art, University of York
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 817-bRe-Building Jerusalem: Anglo-Saxon Appropriation of Sacred Space
(Language: English)
Meg Boulton, Independent Scholar
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General
Paper 817-cThe Shape of the Name Stone Cross as an Expression of Doctrinal Orthodoxy in 8th-Century Northumbria
(Language: English)
Christine Frances Maddern, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture
Abstract

This is the first of two complementary sessions dealing with the representations and reflections of conformity and dissent. They intend to explore opposite and often co-existing reactions to the religious and political background of the time, and the way they impacted on the iconography of different media. Spanning from the 5th to 10th century, and considering several geographic contexts, it is our aim to discuss how heresy and orthodoxy could filter, inform, and shape iconography, using various ways to achieve effective and often dramatic results.
The first session on conformity will provide examples from stone sculpture, manuscript production, and literary tradition.