IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 818: Food for the Stomach, and the Soul

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:British Archaeological Association
Organiser:Harriet Mahood, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Moderator/Chair:Harriet Mahood, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Paper 818-aGluttony: Beyond Feasting
(Language: English)
Ann Montgomery Jones, Sarum Seminar, California
Ann Montgomery Jones, Sarum Seminar, California
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Daily Life
Paper 818-bThe Bodily Rhetoric and Processes in the Punishments of Gluttons
(Language: English)
Agata Anna Gomółka, Department of Art History & World Art Studies, University of East Anglia
Agata Anna Gomółka, Department of Art History & World Art Studies, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture, Religious Life
Paper 818-cThe Crypt at Notre-Dame de Chartres: Food for the Salvation of Souls
(Language: English)
Julia Watson, British Archaeological Association / Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Julia Watson, British Archaeological Association / Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Art History - Sculpture, Religious Life
Abstract

This session considers the act of eating. The definitions of gluttony will be examined first through a variety of visual case studies as the medieval definition of gluttony stretched beyond the act of excessive eating and drinking. With the sin itself introduced, its punishments will be explored through two 12th-century sculptural examples. Finally, food for the soul will considered through the example of the crypt of Notre-Dame de Chartres.