TitleVisual Polemic and Identity in the Medieval Slavonic World: Representing Otherness
Date/TimeThursday 6 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
SponsorSlavonic & East European Medieval Studies Group (SEEMSG)
OrganiserAlexandra Vukovich, Faculty of Medieval & Modern Languages, University of Oxford
Moderator/ChairYulia Mikhailova, Department of Communication, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
Paper 1626-a Motherhood and the Monastery: The Re-Envisioning of Marian Motifs in the Muscovite Life of Evfrosiniia of Polotsk
(Language: English)
Rosie Finlinson, Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge
Index Terms: Art History - General; Language and Literature - Slavic; Social History; Women's Studies
Paper 1626-b The Visual Obliteration of Otherness: Restoring Rus' in Western Ukraine
(Language: English)
Olenka Pevny, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge
Index Terms: Art History - General; Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Language and Literature - Slavic
AbstractThis session examines the visual polemics of icons and iconicity in the Medieval Slavonic world. Each paper discusses visual elements that constitute the 'other', either through a process of assimilation or retroactively, and how and why such elements appeared in Medieval Slavonic iconography.