IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 342: Stone and Sculpture in the Insular World: The Material and Immaterial, III - The Immaterial

Monday 1 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Worked in Stone Project (WIST), Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture
Organiser:Jane Hawkes, Department of History of Art, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Jane Hawkes, Department of History of Art, University of York
Paper 342-aBreaking the Frame: The Immateriality of the Sculptural Gaze
(Language: English)
Liz Alexander, Department of History of Art, University of York
Liz Alexander, Department of History of Art, University of York
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Theology
Paper 342-b‘Set in stone’: The Immaterial Sacred and the Material Actualisation of Sacred Space on Anglo-Saxon Sculpture
(Language: English)
Meg Boulton, Independent Scholar
Meg Boulton, Independent Scholar
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Philosophy
Paper 342-cEcho and Icon: The Voice of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture
(Language: English)
Catherine E. Karkov, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
Catherine E. Karkov, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Philosophy
Abstract

While the early medieval sculpture of Britain and Ireland has long been studied in formalist and iconographic terms, its phenomenology is relatively under-researched. This session will be one of three devoted to this aspect of the material from the point of view of early encounters, antiquarian and scholarly, with the monuments: in Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and Yorkshire. This will introduce the study of early medieval Insular sculpture from the point of view of its materiality, with two further sessions devoted to medieval engagements with the subject and contemporary interrogations.