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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 549: Urban Spaces, Places, and Power, I: Monastic and Funerary Contexts

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Heather McCune Bruhn, Department of Art History, Pennsylvania State University
Kara Morrow, Department of Art History, Florida State University
Moderator/Chair:Heather McCune Bruhn, Department of Art History, Pennsylvania State University
Paper 549-aSpace and Spiritual Presence at Sainte Croix-Poitiers
(Language: English)
Margaret Pappano, Department of English & Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Liturgy, Monasticism, Performance Arts - General
Paper 549-bInside and Outside Syon Abbey on the Eve of the Reformation: The Role of Abbess Agnes Jordan
(Language: English)
Charlotte Stanford, Department of Humanities, Classics & Comparative Literature, Brigham Young University, Utah
Index terms: Monasticism, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life
Paper 549-cBorder Crossings: Sarcophagi from Arles and the Avenue of the Dead
(Language: English)
Catherine Gines Taylor, Department of Ancient Scripture, Brigham Young University, Utah
Index terms: Art History - General, Women's Studies

Medieval urban spaces were often unified by city walls, but also subdivided within those enclosures into myriad territories. Parishes demarcated urban spaces, and those communities could be additionally informed by ecclesiastical boundaries, such as those between monasteries and collegiate churches. Even in the smallest walled communities, clear boundaries existed between different zones of authority. This session addresses the notion of borders within boundaries, subdivisions within unified spaces, and the ways in which those liminal zones could be crossed, transgressed, enforced, rejected, and/or otherwise exploited in monastic and funerary contexts.