Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Thresholds of Medieval Visual Culture: Liminal Spaces

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Thresholds of Medieval Visual Culture: Liminal Spaces

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Thresholds of Medieval Visual Culture: Liminal Spaces, ed. Elina Gertsman and Jill Stevenson, Boydell Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2012). xxiv + 373 pp.; 8 plates. ISBN 978-1-84383-697-1. £60.00. This collection of thirteen essays explores the thresholds between 'the visual and verbal, the sensory and performative, the literal and metaphorical, the social and epistemological', and is divided into three sections. The first of these, 'Between word and image', includes essays by Richard K. Emmerson, Kathryn A. Smith, Lucy Freeman Sandler, and Marilynn Desmond, and focuses on the relationships between word, image, and audience in late medieval manuscripts. The second section, 'Identity and gender', includes essays by Adelaide Bennett, Jonathan J. …

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