Special Topics in History of Art Movement in the Medieval Era
This course will examine the practical and conceptual dimensions of movement in the medieval era (roughly 300 -1500 CE). From physical displacement in the form of processions, pilgrimage, and travel, to mental trajectories such as prayer, remembrance, and description, the course will delve into the means and modes of enacting, displaying, and thinking about and with movement in Byzantium, the Latin West, and the Mediterranean broadly. Readings include primary sources (in translation). Scrolls, manuscripts, textiles, jewelry, wall paintings and other objects shall be closely observed. The course will culminate in a 15-18 page (double-spaced) essay on any theme/s and object/s related to the issues discussed in class.