IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1322: Animals and the Diversity of Pleasure, II

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Organiser:Alice Choyke, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Alice Choyke, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 1322-aPossessing Wild Beasts in Monastic Menageries: A Condemnable Effeminate Pleasure?
(Language: English)
Thierry Buquet, Institut Fran├žais du Proche Orient, Beirut
Index terms: Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1322-bTurning Heads: The Sartorial Use of Fur
(Language: English)
Eva Fairnell, eva@fairnell.co.uk
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Daily Life, Economics - Trade
Paper 1322-cAnimals of Pleasure: Touch, Function, and Materiality in Gothic Ivory Carvings
(Language: English)
Naomi Speakman, Department of Prehistory & Europe, British Museum, London / Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Daily Life
Abstract

The session concentrates on the variety of ways that medieval people exploited and experienced animals and animal products for their own pleasures. The spectrum ranges from the tactile pleasure of furs, the beauty of ivories to the wonderment of menageries and the emotional fulfillments offered by chicken and pets.