IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 822: The Pleasures of Remembrance: Gender and Aristocratic Tombs in Late Medieval Europe

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Organiser:Jessica Kathleen Barker, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Joanna Cannon, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Paper 822-aTo Live Nobly and to Marry Well: Tombs of 15th-Century Burgundian Knights
(Language: English)
Ann Adams, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Gender Studies, Lay Piety
Paper 822-bRoyal Romance: Expressions of Love on the Funerary Monuments of Kings and Queens in Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
Jessica Kathleen Barker, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Gender Studies, Lay Piety
Paper 822-c'In qua debet corpus dictae dominae tumulari': Visualising Gender Identities in 14th-Century Tomb Monuments of Queens in Southern Europe
(Language: English)
Michaela Zöschg, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Gender Studies, Lay Piety
Abstract

This session will explore funerary monuments representing knights and ladies, kings and queens across Europe in the later Middle Ages. What can tombs tell us about masculinity and femininity (and the interactions between them) as understood by different patrons and viewers? How did markers of gender and status (such as clothes, jewellery or armour) shape the appearance, materials and responses to these memorials? By focusing on a set of key monuments, the papers in this session will expose different ways in which the construction and perpetuation of gender roles and identities contributed to the formation of medieval memorial culture.