Text/Image Relations in Late Medieval French and Burgundian Culture (fourteenth-sixteenth centuries)

BROWN-GRANT Rosalind (ed.), DIXON Rebecca (ed.)
Text/Image Relations in Late Medieval French and Burgundian Culture (fourteenth-sixteenth centuries)
Turnhout : Brepols, 2015, 267 p.
ISBN 978-2-503-55318-4

BO 207

Résumé éditeur :

In recent years, scholars have increasingly acknowledged the range and value of the literary and artistic production of both France and Burgundy in the later Middle Ages. In this interdisciplinary collection of essays – the first to be devoted exclusively to works produced in these two cultural centres – contributors from the fields of art history and literary studies question established views on canonical texts such as the Roman de la rose, Ovide moralisé, Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles, and the Middle French translation of Ovid’s Heroides. They also shed new light on lesser-known works such as Anne de Graville’s Beau roman, Martin Le Franc’s Champion des dames, the pseudo-historical Roman de Buscalus and Roman d’Olivier de Castille et d’Artus d’Algarbe, and the debate poem known as the Songe de la Pucelle. Key critical issues raised in these essays include the political circumstances governing the production and reception of late medieval texts, whether in manuscript or printed form; the significance of the representational strategies and painterly choices adopted by book illustrators; the evolving role of women as authors, artists, and consumers of medieval manuscripts and early printed books; and the ways in which the written, visual and even aural aspects of these texts could be combined together to cue the reader/viewer’s response. Engaging with the materiality of literary works through the prism of text/image relations, the volume makes fruitful connections between the literary and artistic spheres which are so often studied in isolation from each other. It will thus be of interest to all scholars in the disciplines of art history, history of the book, medieval French and francophone literature, and gender studies. (4e de couv.)

Axe de recherches :

  • Axe 1 : Cultures visuelles et matérielles

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