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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1720: Blurred Boundaries between the Sacred and the Secular, III: Folklore and Myth

Thursday 9 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Dafna Nissim, Department of the Arts, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva
Moderator/Chair:Serena Franzon, Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali, UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Padova
Paper 1720-aThe Sacred and the Secular in the Vie des pères' Chevalier
(Language: English)
Karen G. Casebier, Modern & Classical Languages, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1720-bThe Hebrew Folktale as a Mediator between the Secular and the Sacred
(Language: English)
Vered Tohar, Department of Literature of the Jewish People Bar-Ilan University Ramat-Gan
Index terms: Folk Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Paper 1720-cSt Margaret: Image versus Text
(Language: English)
Sharon Khalifa-Gueta, Department of the Arts Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Beer-Sheva
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Hagiography, Pagan Religions

Medieval texts of various genres and images in diverse media reflect both religious and mundane themes and sacred and secular motifs. Recent scholarship relates to the relationship between them and maintains that they were always in dialogue with one another. Moreover, contemporary audiences were experienced in interpreting the texts and images that evidenced that dialogue and were ready to embrace both 'truths'.
This session addresses literary sources and visual imagery that are influenced by folk traditions and myths. The papers explore folklore, pagan mythology, and secular figures and the way they were intertwined into religious context.