IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1608: DISTAFF, II: Narrative on Dress - Dress as Allegory

Thursday 4 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:DISTAFF: Discussion, Interpretation & Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics & Fashion Session
Organiser:Gale R. Owen-Crocker, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Gale R. Owen-Crocker, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Paper 1608-aMind the Gap: Textile Narrations Bridging Openings in Vestments
(Language: English)
Barbara M. Eggert, Juristische Fakultät, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Theology
Paper 1608-bConfiguring the Clothing of the Pre- and Post-Lapsarian Body in Early English Drama
(Language: English)
Sarah Brazil, Département de langue et littérature anglaises, Université de Genève
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Performance Arts - Drama, Theology
Paper 1608-cBartolomeo da Montechiaro (d. 1419): Silk Merchant of Lucca
(Language: English)
Christine E. Meek, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Language and Literature - Italian
Abstract

The session covers artefact and text. The first paper examines embroidered depictions of biblical/hagiographical events on the borders of openings on ecclesiastical vestments. The second examines clothing as metaphor in depictions of Adam and Eve in early drama. The third
focuses on an inventory of goods to demonstrate the professional interests of a medieval silk merchant.