IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 226: Women's Strategies of Memory, II: Visual Structures of Memory

Monday 2 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Lucy Allen, Newnham College, University of Cambridge
Emma Bridget O'Loughlin Bérat, Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Moderator/Chair:Lucy Allen, Newnham College, University of Cambridge
Paper 226-a'Do not forget me if you live longer than me': Strategies of Memory in the Construction of a Prayerbook from Vadstena Abbey
(Language: English)
David Carrillo-Rangel, Institut de Recerca de Cultures Medievals (IRCVM), Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Women's Studies
Paper 226-bCassandra's Reconstructed Memory: Page Design and Fatalism in Troilus and Criseyde
(Language: English)
Ruen-chuan Ma, Department of English & Literature, Utah Valley University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Women's Studies
Paper 226-cLamenting Susanna: Iconography, Sarcophagi, and the Art of Memorial
(Language: English)
Catherine Gines Taylor, Department of Ancient Scripture, Brigham Young University, Utah
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Lay Piety, Women's Studies

Memory was widely accessible to medieval women as means of personal and political influence. Our series of three panels examines how women used and created strategic representations of the past to serve their own present or future purposes, including those of their kin and communities. This panel considers the ways in which women worked within established visual mnemonic systems and produced their own distinctive strategies of representation. Speakers explore how the creation and dissemination of material artefacts publicised connections between women, focusing on subjects from 4th-century sarcophagi to Swedish nuns’ books to the ordinatio of Cassandra’s prophecy in Troilus and Criseyde.