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The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages: Image, Text, Performance #2020

The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages: Image, Text, Performance By Elina Gertsman The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages Image Text Performance Elina Gertsman s multifaceted study introduces readers to the imagery and texts of the Dance of Death an extraordinary subject that first emerged in western European art and literature in the late me
  • Title: The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages: Image, Text, Performance
  • Author: Elina Gertsman
  • ISBN: 9782503530635
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages: Image, Text, Performance By Elina Gertsman Elina Gertsman s multifaceted study introduces readers to the imagery and texts of the Dance of Death, an extraordinary subject that first emerged in western European art and literature in the late medieval era Conceived from the start as an inherently public image, simultaneously intensely personal and widely accessible, the medieval Dance of Death proclaimed the inevitaElina Gertsman s multifaceted study introduces readers to the imagery and texts of the Dance of Death, an extraordinary subject that first emerged in western European art and literature in the late medieval era Conceived from the start as an inherently public image, simultaneously intensely personal and widely accessible, the medieval Dance of Death proclaimed the inevitability of death and declared the futility of human ambition Gertsman inquires into the theological, socio historic, literary, and artistic contexts of the Dance of Death, exploring it as a site of interaction between text, image, and beholder Pulling together a wide variety of sources and drawing attention to those images that have slipped through the cracks of the art historical canon, Gertsman examines the visual, textual, aural, pastoral, and performative discourses that informed the creation and reception of the Dance of Death, and proposes different modes of viewing for several paintings, each of which invited the beholder to participate in an active, kinesthetic experience.
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    1. Elina Gertsman

      Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Art at Case Western Reserve University.Professor Gertsman specializes in Gothic and late medieval art Her research interests include issues of memory and perception uncanny animation of inanimate objects medieval image theory performance performativity multi sensory reception processes late medieval macabre materiality and somaticism and medieval concepts of emotion and affectivity Many of these topics are explored in the broad range of graduate and undergraduate courses she teaches at CWRU.Prof Gertsman is the author of The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages Image, Text, Performance 2010 and Worlds Within Opening the Medieval Shrine Madonna 2015 The Dance of Death, which was awarded the Medieval Academy of America subvention and the Samuel H Kress Research Award from the International Center for Medieval Art, won the John Nicholas Brown Prize from the Medieval Academy of America for the best first book in medieval studies in 2014 Worlds Within was awarded the Millard Meiss Publication Grant and the Samuel H Kress Research Award from the ICMA Prof Gertsman is the editor of Visualizing Medieval Performance Perspectives, Histories, Contexts 2008 and Crying in the Middle Ages Tears of History 2011 , and co editor of Thresholds of Medieval Visual Culture Liminal Spaces 2012 Most recently, she guest edited an issue of the journal Preternature Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural published by Penn State Press , titled Animating Medieval Art Prof Gertsman s articles have appeared in many peer reviewed collections and journals such as Gesta, Studies in Iconography, and Art History A recipient of several prestigious fellowships, including awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, and the Kress Foundation, she was recently awarded a year long fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies to pursue work on her third monograph She currently serves on the board of directors of the International Center for Medieval Art.Prof Gertsman is working on several new projects including the monograph on emptiness in late medieval art, tentatively titled Figuring Absence a focus exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art co curated with Stephen Fliegel and the book co authored with Barbara Rosenwein, The Middle Ages in 50 Objects.To learn about Prof Gertsman s scholarship, please visit caseademia ElinaGertsman

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