Session Title

Images on Edges I: Frames, Borders, Bodies

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Jacqueline E. Jung

Organizer Affiliation

Yale Univ.

Presider Name

Jacqueline E. Jung

Paper Title 1

Framing the Fragments: Images, Ekphrasis, Inscriptions on the Edges

Presenter 1 Name

Anne E. Lester

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Colorado-Boulder

Paper Title 2

The Matter in the Margins: Fourteenth-Century Reliquary Tabernacles

Presenter 2 Name

Beth Williamson

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Bristol

Paper Title 3

Transmission of Visual Knowledge in the Margins of MS Marciana, cod. gr. XI, 21 (coll. 453)

Presenter 3 Name

Andrew Griebeler

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of California-Berkeley

Paper Title 4

The Fistulous Thresholds of John Colyn's Body

Presenter 4 Name

Jack Hartnell

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Columbia Univ.

Start Date

14-5-2016 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1120

Description

Twenty-four years after the publication of Michael Camille's book Image on the Edge: The Margins of Medieval Art, the question of boundaries is still very much present in our field. But in parallel with the turn toward globalization in art historical inquiry, many scholars' concerns lie less with parsing out the distinctions between center and periphery, as Camille and others had done, than with exploring moments of passage, permeability, and connectedness, whether physical or concepual. In that spirit, this double-session sought papers dealing with art in various media that accompanied, depicted, or otherwise thematized thresholds, marking sites of movement as meaningful for those who entered or exited. What has emerged is a set of new examinations on sculpted portals in and beyond the European canon, insights on the power of frames to shape the understanding of their contents, reflections on a manuscript's borders as the site for the movement of knowledge into mind, investigations of the body's most problematic borders, and considerations of viewers who move past the things they see.

Jacqueline E. Jung

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May 14th, 1:30 PM

Images on Edges I: Frames, Borders, Bodies

Schneider 1120

Twenty-four years after the publication of Michael Camille's book Image on the Edge: The Margins of Medieval Art, the question of boundaries is still very much present in our field. But in parallel with the turn toward globalization in art historical inquiry, many scholars' concerns lie less with parsing out the distinctions between center and periphery, as Camille and others had done, than with exploring moments of passage, permeability, and connectedness, whether physical or concepual. In that spirit, this double-session sought papers dealing with art in various media that accompanied, depicted, or otherwise thematized thresholds, marking sites of movement as meaningful for those who entered or exited. What has emerged is a set of new examinations on sculpted portals in and beyond the European canon, insights on the power of frames to shape the understanding of their contents, reflections on a manuscript's borders as the site for the movement of knowledge into mind, investigations of the body's most problematic borders, and considerations of viewers who move past the things they see.

Jacqueline E. Jung