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Storytelling and Representation in the English Medieval Art

Class at Faculty of Arts |


2 October 2017

The Art of Origins I: Transformation of Roman Britain to Anglo-Saxon England 9 October 2017

The Art of Origins II: Time, Memory and the Spiritual Landscape 16 October 2017

Books, Words, and Bodies: Insular and Early Anglo-Saxon Book Painting 23 October 2017

The Art of Reform: From Alfred to Edgar 30 October 2017

Art and the Conquest: Art Production before and after the Norman Conquest 6 November 2017

Moving Bodies, Building Shrines: Cults of St Cuthbert and St Thomas Becket 13 November 2017

Giants and Elephants: English Romanesque Book Painting 20 November 2017

The Mystery of the Seven Stars: Illustrated Apocalypse 27 November 2017

Monsters and Margins: Representing Difference 4 December 2017

Art and Imagination in Gothic England 11 December 2017

Weaving the Word: English Medieval Embroidery 18 December 2017

How do you bury a deposed king? English Art Around 1400


The seminar introduces students to various aspects of medieval art on the British Isles from the ancient times of the Roman Empire up to the Late Middle Ages. Focus will be on the function of art objects in the historical context.

Students will thus gain knowledge and understanding of cultural relationships and have a broad knowledge of the Middle Ages with its philosophical and theological characteristics.

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