IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1626: Visual Polemic and Identity in the Medieval Slavonic World: Representing Otherness

Thursday 6 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Slavonic & East European Medieval Studies Group (SEEMSG)
Organiser:Alexandra Vukovich, Newnham College, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Yulia Mikhailova, Department of Humanities, New Mexico Institute of Technology
Paper 1626-aMotherhood and the Monastery: The Re-Envisioning of Marian Motifs in the Muscovite Life of Evfrosiniia of Polotsk
(Language: English)
Rosie Finlinson, Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Art History - General, Language and Literature - Slavic, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 1626-bThe Visual Obliteration of Otherness: Restoring Rus' in Western Ukraine
(Language: English)
Olenka Pevny, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Art History - General, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Language and Literature - Slavic

This session examines the visual polemics of icons and iconicity in the Medieval Slavonic world. Each paper discusses visual elements that constitute the ‘other’, either through a process of assimilation or retroactively, and how and why such elements appeared in Medieval Slavonic iconography.