Session Title

Images on Edges II: Portals and Passages

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Jacqueline E. Jung

Organizer Affiliation

Yale Univ.

Presider Name

Jacqueline E. Jung

Paper Title 1

Images on the Edge: The Archivolts of Saint-Ours in Loches

Presenter 1 Name

Susan Leibacher Ward

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Rhode Island School of Design

Paper Title 2

The Vegetal Frame in French Church Design

Presenter 2 Name

Mailan S. Doquang

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Princeton Univ.

Paper Title 3

Puns and Portraits: Early Medieval Threshold Architecture in India

Presenter 3 Name

Deborah Stein

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Paper Title 4

Bystanding, Passing-by, and the Christian Vocational Image

Presenter 4 Name

Mitchell B. Merback

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Johns Hopkins Univ.

Start Date

14-5-2016 3:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 1010

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 conceptual. 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, 3:30 PM

Images on Edges II: Portals and Passages

Fetzer 1010

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 conceptual. 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