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ARTF3051
Module Reading List

Sins, Sinisters and Sciapods: The Margins of Medieval Art, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Eva Frojmovic
E.Frojmovic@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Week 1 Introduction:

Arnold van Gennep, The rites of passage , Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 1960

Victor Turner, The ritual process: structure and anti-structure , London : Routledge & K. Paul, 1969 or new edition New York : Aldine de Gruyter, 1995

Mikhail Bakhtin , Rabelais and his world , Cambridge, Mass : M.I.T. Press, 1968

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Week 2 Mapping and the world order:

Michael Camille, Image on the edge : the margins of medieval art , ch. 1. There is a scan on the VLE

J. B. Friedman, The Monstrous Races in Medieval Art and Thought , Cambridge, Mass, 1981 excellent chapter 3 on maps

And at least 1 from the following list:

Evelyn Edson. Mapping time and space : how medieval mapmakers viewed their world London : British Library, 1999

E. Edson and E. Savage-Smith Medieval views of the Cosmos Oxford : Bodleian Library, 2004

Martin Foys, Virtually Anglo-Saxon : old media, new media, and early medieval studies in the late age of print . Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 2007, ch. 4, ‘The Virtual Reality of Anglo-Saxon Mappamundi ’ .

Harvey, P. D. A. Mappa mundi : the Hereford world map , Hereford : Hereford Cathedral, 2002.

Harvey, P. D. A. Medieval maps / London : British Library / Toronto : University of Toronto Press,, 1991.

Alfred Hiatt, The Cartographic Imagination of Thomas Elmham , Speculum. 75 (2000), 859-886 (Speculum is a journal in the Brotherton, also available online)

Nicholas Howe, Writing the map of Anglo-Saxon England : essays in cultural geography . New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008, ch. 6 ‘Books of Elsewhere: Cotton Tiberius B.V and Cotton Vitellius A.XV’.

Naomi Reed Kline, Maps of medieval thought : the Hereford paradigm . Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2001 (ch. 5)

Marcia Kupfer, "Medieval World Maps: Embedded Images, Interpretive Frames," Word & image: a journal of verbal , X, no. 3, 1994, 262-88

Asa Mittman, Maps and monsters in medieval England , New York: Routledge, 2006, chs. 1–3.

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Week 3 Monsters and their mapping:

Core readings for this week:

J. J. Cohen, Monsters, Cannibalism, and the Fragile Body in Early England: online lecture http://www.gwu.edu/~humsci/facpages/cannibal.html

J. B. Friedman, The monstrous races in medieval art and thought , Cambridge/ Mass 1981 ( chapter 1)

Strickland, Debra Higgs, Saracens, demons, and Jews : making monsters in medieval art , Princeton UP 2003, ch. 1 “Making Men Known by Sight”

Further readings:

Greta Austin, “Marvelous Peoples or Marvelous Races? Race and the Anglo- Saxon Wonders of the East” in Marvels, monsters and miracles : studies in the medieval and early modern imaginations , Timothy Jones and David Sprunger (eds), (Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2002)

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, The postcolonial Middle Ages / edited by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Basingstoke: Macmillan 2000 read the essay by Cohen “Hybrids, monsters, borderlands : the bodies of Gerald of Wales”

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Hybridity, identity, and monstrosity in medieval Britain : on difficult middles . New York; Palgrave, 2006, ch. 3 “In the Borderlands: The Identities of Gerald of Wales”.

John Block Friedman, “The-Marvels-of-the-East Tradition In Anglo- Saxon Art” in Sources of Anglo-Saxon culture , Szarmach, P., (ed), Kalamazoo, Western Michegan University Press, 1986

Asa Mittman, Maps and monsters in medieval England , New York: Routledge, 2006, chs. 4, 5, 6.

Wittkower R. 'Marvels of the East': a study in the history of Monsters', Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. , 5, 1942, 159-97 (online via Brotherton/Jstor). What is Wittkower’s cultural attitude to the Marvels tradition?

Monsters in Gerald of Wales’ Wales and Ireland.

The monstrous Middle Ages / edited by Bettina Bildhauer and Robert Mills . Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2003, Chapter 5: “The other close at hand: Gerald of Wales and the 'marvels of the west'”

The postcolonial Middle Ages / edited by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Basingstoke: Macmillan 2000 read the essay by Cohen “Hybrids, monsters, borderlands : the bodies of Gerald of Wales”,

For a remapping of Gerald of Wales see C.E. Karkov, “Tales of the Ancients: Colonial Werewolves and the Mapping of Postcolonial Ireland”, Postcolonial moves : medieval through modern , ed. P. C. Ingham and M. R. Warren. New York: Palgrave, 2003, ch. 4

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Week 4 Visualing Class

Camille Image on the edge : the margins of medieval art ch. 5

Kraus, The living theatre of medieval art chapters 2 and 4

Alexander, Jonathan J. " Labeur and Paresse : Ideological Representations of Medieval Peasant Labor." The art bulletin. 72 (1990): 436-52. also online via Brotherton

Michael Camille, Mirror in parchment : the Luttrell Psalter and the making of medieval England /. Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Camille, Michael, "Labouring for the Lord: The Ploughman and the Social Order in the Luttrell Psalter." Art History 10 (1987): 423-54

There is an electronic facsimile of the Luttrell Psalter on the British Library “Turning the Pages” site.

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Week 5. Visualising Women

Essential Reading:

Madeline H. Caviness, “Patron or Matron? A Capetian Bride and a Vade Mecum for her Marriage Bed,”. Speculum. 68 (1993): 333-362. this journal available also online via brotherton website. We will discuss this in detail, so be sure to read.

Kraus, The living theatre of medieval art , ch. 3 (“Eve and Mary: conflicting images of medieval women”)

Caviness, Madeline Harrison, Visualizing women in the Middle Ages : sight, spectacle, and scopic economy Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.

Madeline H. Caviness, Reframing Medieval Art: Difference, Margins, Boundaries http://nils.lib.tufts.edu/Caviness/especially chapters 3 and 4 – this is an online book and easily accessible!

The power of women : a topos in medieval art and literature Susan L. Smith . Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c1995V.

Sekules, “Women in the English art of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries”, in Age of Chivalry : art in Plantagenet England 1200-1400 , ed. J. Alexander and P. Binski, London 1987

 

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Week 7: Visualizing the Other: Jews

K. Biddick, “Paper Jews: Inscription/Ethnicity/Ethnography”, The art bulletin. 78/4, 1996, 594-99: online via Brotherton website.

Kathleen Biddick. The typological imaginary : circumcision, technology, history / Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2003. chapter 1 Christians mapping Jews

K. Biddick, “Paper Jews: Inscription/Ethnicity/Ethnography”, The art bulletin. 78/4, 1996, 594-99: online via Brotherton website.

M. Camille, The Gothic idol : ideology and image-making in medieval art , Cambridge UP1989 chapter on “Idols of the Jews”

Strickland, Debra Higgs, Saracens, demons, and Jews : making monsters in medieval art , Princeton UP 2003, ch. 3 “Christians Imagine Jews”

E. Frojmovic ed., Imagining the self, imagining the other : visual representation and Jewish-Christian dynamics in the Middle Ages and early modern period , Leiden: Brill, 2002 (essay by Lipton)

Ruth Mellinkoff. Outcasts : signs of otherness in northern European art of the late Middle Ages / Berkeley ; Oxford : University of California Press, 1993. 2 volumes.

Camille’s review in the journal The art bulletin. , 77/1, March 1995, pp. 133-4, also available online via the Brotherton website.

Hassig D., Medieval bestiaries : text, image, ideology , Cambridge 1995. especially chapter 13. “The Idolatrous Jew: The Hyena”

Debra Higgs Strickland. Saracens, demons, and Jews : making monsters in medieval art Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2003.

Kraus’ The living theatre of medieval art (chapter 7 “anti-semitism in medieval art”).

S. Lewis, ‘Tractatus adversos Judeos in the gulbenkian Apocalypse’, The art bulletin. 68, 1986: 549-54 – online via Brotherton.

S. Lipton, Images of intolerance : the representation of Jews and Judaism in the Bible moralisée , Berkeley: U of California Press, 1999

Elizabeth C. Parker & Charles T. Little, The Cloisters Cross : its art and meaning / . New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art:, Distributed by H.N. Abrams, c1994

Elizabeth Pastan, "Tam Haereticos Quam Judaeos: Shifting Symbols in the "Glazing of Troyes Cathedral," Word & image: a journal of verbal 10 (1994): 66-83

Miri Rubin, Gentile Tales, The Narrative Assault on Late-Medieval Jews (Yale UP, 1999)

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Week 8 The Other strikes back: Jewish polemical images

Read: M. M. Epstein, Dreams of subversion in medieval Jewish art & literature , University Park: Pennsilvania UP, 1997; Frojmovic, “Messianic politics in re-Christianized Spain: Images of the Sanctuary in Hebrew Bible manuscripts”, in Imagining the self, imagining the other : visual representation and Jewish-Christian dynamics in the Middle Ages and early modern period and Early Modern Period .

Kogman-Appel, K. “The Tree of Life and the Tree of Death. The Hanging of Haman in Medieval Jewish Manuscript Painting”, in Hourihane C. (ed.), Between the picture and the word : manuscript studies from the Index of Christian art . : 2005, pp 187-208, (copy in archive folder)

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Week 9 . Image of the Other: Muslims

J. Alexander, “Medieval Art and Modern Nationalism”, in: Medieval art : recent perspectives : a memorial tribute to C.R. Dodwell , ed. G.R. Owen-Crocker and T. Graham, Manchester UP 1998, pp. 206-23.

M. Camille, The Gothic idol : ideology and image-making in medieval art , Cambridge UP1989 chapter “Idols of the Saracens”

W. Cahn, “The “portrait” of Muhammad in the Toledan Collection”, in: Reading medieval images : the art historian and the object / edited by Elizabeth Sears and Thelma K. Thomas. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan Press, 2002, pp. 51-60. 5 copies in BL

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, “On Saracen Enjoyment: Some Fantasies of Race in Late Medieval France and England”, The journal of medieval and early modern studies. - Volume 31, Number 1, Winter 2001, pp. 113-146

Strickland, Debra Higgs, Saracens, demons, and Jews : making monsters in medieval art , Princeton UP 2003

O. K. Werckmeister, “The Islamic Rider in the Beatus of Girona”, Gesta. , Vol. 36, No. 2, Visual Culture of Medieval Iberia. (1997), pp. 101-106.


This list was last updated on 18/10/2012