IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1635: Anti-Jewish Hostility in Art and Literature, 1066-1189

Thursday 9 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval Literature, University of York & Syddansk Universitet, Odense
Organiser:George Younge, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York / Syddansk Universitet, Odense
Moderator/Chair:Sethina Watson, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 1635-aThrough a Gloss Darkly: Jews in the Glossed Books of the Bible
(Language: English)
Linda Stone, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism
Paper 1635-bCreating an Image: Depictions of the Jews in Anglo-Norman Manuscript Illumination
(Language: English)
John Munns, Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Art History - General, Biblical Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Lay Piety
Paper 1635-cPreaching Discontent: The Jews in Early English Literature
(Language: English)
George Younge, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York / Syddansk Universitet, Odense
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Middle English, Monasticism
Abstract

This session examines representations of the Jews in art and literature produced between the Norman Conquest and the coronation of Richard I (1189). While the papers focus on British sources, they do so from a European perspective, examining the impact of Jewish migration from the Rhineland and the influence of the Parisian schools. The speakers have been selected on account of their common interest in sources that are often overlooked by specialists of medieval Jewish culture, including glossed bibles, illuminated manuscripts, and vernacular sermons. Collectively, the papers consider how textual and visual materials contributed to the rise of anti-Jewish sentiment in the century leading up to the massacres of 1189/90.