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Stasis And Carnal Song: Dante’S Medusa And The Siren, Fiorentina Russo Dec 2018

Stasis And Carnal Song: Dante’S Medusa And The Siren, Fiorentina Russo

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

In his epic journey, Dante experiences entrapments, digressions, and ultimately new apertures, leading him forward on his journey to Paradise. The hag-siren of Purgatorio 19 is one of the primary figures, whose song sways the poet in a moment of reverie, embodying a de-mobilizing entrapment most unique and perilous within the poem. While the patristic and medieval traditions have traditionally portrayed the siren as a figure for the deleterious effects of music on the soul, Dante scholarship has glossed the dolce serena as a coordinate for the Medusa of Inferno 9. The siren's association with the Medusa implicitly harkens ...


Ironizing Ugolino, David Heinsen Dec 2018

Ironizing Ugolino, David Heinsen

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

This article analyzes an adaptation of Canto 33 of the Inferno, a musical setting of Count Ugolino composed by Gaetano Donizetti (1828). The composition is first presented within the frame of its contemporaneous aesthetic, one that treats Ugolino as a pathos-inspired tale of human suffering. Donizetti’s composition, however, fails to align itself to this tragic reading due to structural contradictions that prevent the listener from sympathizing with the musical agent. To address this divergence, the article extends the most recent theories of musical narrative by Byron Almén and Michael Klein to propose an ironic reading of the work, essentially ...


Dante Decrypted: Musica Universalis In The Textual Architecture Of The ‘Commedia’, C.S. Adoyo Dec 2018

Dante Decrypted: Musica Universalis In The Textual Architecture Of The ‘Commedia’, C.S. Adoyo

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

For seven centuries scholars have speculated about the structural design of Dante’s Commedia but remain perplexed by the poem’s comprehensive ar-chitecture. This study undertakes a strictly empirical quantitative analysis of Dante’s magnum opus to address this lacuna. The outcome of this analysis enumerates the correspondence between the foundational rationale of the Commedia’s textual architecture and both physical and metaphysical concepts of Ptolemaic cosmology and Pythagorean principles of harmony and propor-tion as described by Boethius. The poem manifests a musically and mathemat-ically meticulous design conceptualized as musica universalis and expressed as musica instrumentalis that echoes Paschal and ...


“Scores For A Particular Chemical Orchestra”: The ‘Commedia’ And The Matter Of Sound In Osip Mandelstam’S ‘Conversation About Dante’, Andrea Gazzoni Dec 2018

“Scores For A Particular Chemical Orchestra”: The ‘Commedia’ And The Matter Of Sound In Osip Mandelstam’S ‘Conversation About Dante’, Andrea Gazzoni

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

This paper discusses the implications of the wide-ranging use of sound in Osip Mandelstam’s 1933 essay “Conversation about Dante,” a landmark in the twentieth-century reception of Dante. With a special focus on the sound mo-tives incorporated in Mandelstam’s description of the Commedia, the Con-versation is analyzed as a study in the receptiveness of the reader, as it is acti-vated by the poetic speech of Dante in a call-and-response relation. At the same time, the paper explores issues of individuation, as reading through sound brings the reader back to his or her historicity and presentness, and of trans-formation, as ...


“Canzone... T’Ho Allevato Per Figliuola D’Amore”: Three Songs Of Love In Dante’S ‘Vita Nuova’, Alfred R. Crudale Dec 2018

“Canzone... T’Ho Allevato Per Figliuola D’Amore”: Three Songs Of Love In Dante’S ‘Vita Nuova’, Alfred R. Crudale

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies

This paper examines the poetics and musicality of three canzoni of Dante’s Vita Nuova and explores how four fundamental musical elements produce specific meanings while evoking a desired emotion in the reader. “Donne ch’avete intelletto d’amore,” the first canzone of the Vita Nuova, initiates Dante’s poetry of praise as it contributes to the elation of the first third of the work. The two later canzoni, “Donna pietosa” and “Li occhi dolenti,” however, transition the Vita Nuova to a more somber and finally grief-stricken piece. Analysis of the musical elements of these three poems demonstrates how Dante ...


The Music Of Angels In Byzantine And Post-Byzantine Art, Amy Gillette Dec 2018

The Music Of Angels In Byzantine And Post-Byzantine Art, Amy Gillette

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Bench Ends In The Church Of St John The Baptist, Bressingham, Norfolk, Uk, Richard Hayman Dec 2018

Bench Ends In The Church Of St John The Baptist, Bressingham, Norfolk, Uk, Richard Hayman

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Review: Of Earth And Heaven. Art From The Middle Ages (London, Sam Fogg, 2018), Julia Faiers Dec 2018

Review: Of Earth And Heaven. Art From The Middle Ages (London, Sam Fogg, 2018), Julia Faiers

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Discoveries Dec 2018

Discoveries

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Review Of Mailan S. Doquang. The Lithic Garden. Nature And The Transformation Of The Medieval Church (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018), Gili Shalom Dec 2018

Review Of Mailan S. Doquang. The Lithic Garden. Nature And The Transformation Of The Medieval Church (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018), Gili Shalom

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Review Of Costanza Beltrami, Building A Crossing Tower: A Design For Rouen Cathedral Of 1516 (London: Sam Fogg/Paul Holberton Publishing, 2016), Kyle Killian Dec 2018

Review Of Costanza Beltrami, Building A Crossing Tower: A Design For Rouen Cathedral Of 1516 (London: Sam Fogg/Paul Holberton Publishing, 2016), Kyle Killian

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Determining The Stylistic Origin Of The Toledo Gate (La Puerta De Toledo) In Ciudad Real, La Mancha, Spain Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning, Kamila Oleś, Kaitlyn Kingsland Dec 2018

Determining The Stylistic Origin Of The Toledo Gate (La Puerta De Toledo) In Ciudad Real, La Mancha, Spain Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning, Kamila Oleś, Kaitlyn Kingsland

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Weaving Sanctity: The Textile Relics Of St Cuthbert, Elisabeth Cremeens Dec 2018

Weaving Sanctity: The Textile Relics Of St Cuthbert, Elisabeth Cremeens

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


The Black Death And Painters’ Remuneration In The Kingdom Of Majorca, Doron Bauer Dec 2018

The Black Death And Painters’ Remuneration In The Kingdom Of Majorca, Doron Bauer

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Medieval Architecture And Technology: Using Gpr To Reconstruct The Choir Screen At Santa Chiara In Naples, Lucas Giles Dec 2018

Medieval Architecture And Technology: Using Gpr To Reconstruct The Choir Screen At Santa Chiara In Naples, Lucas Giles

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Traded, Then Venerated: The Fictitious Sacred Histories Of Two Nasrid Vases, Andrea M. Ortuño Dec 2018

Traded, Then Venerated: The Fictitious Sacred Histories Of Two Nasrid Vases, Andrea M. Ortuño

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Review Of Renana Bartal, Gender, Piety, And Production In Fourteenth-Century English Apocalypse Manuscripts (London: Routledge, 2016), Laura Slater Dec 2018

Review Of Renana Bartal, Gender, Piety, And Production In Fourteenth-Century English Apocalypse Manuscripts (London: Routledge, 2016), Laura Slater

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


The History And Signification Of The Navicella Mosaic At St. Peter's Basilica, Rome., Eston Dillon Adams Dec 2018

The History And Signification Of The Navicella Mosaic At St. Peter's Basilica, Rome., Eston Dillon Adams

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Navicella mosaic is most famously an artwork created by Giotto di Bondone. Evidence for the appearance and dating of this giant mural is discussed in this dissertation with the conclusion that it was made in 1298 and its composition is best recorded in a Parri Spinelli drawing preserved in the Musée Condé in Chantilly, France. It was admired by untold numbers of worshipers who visited the grand Constantinian basilica of Old St. Peter’s in the Vatican in Rome. The Navicella was located on the façade of Santa Maria in the Towers, an important chapel as well as the ...


Mapping Colonial Interdependencies In Dutch Brazil: European Linen & Brasilianen Identity, Carrie Anderson Nov 2018

Mapping Colonial Interdependencies In Dutch Brazil: European Linen & Brasilianen Identity, Carrie Anderson

Artl@s Bulletin

In Dutch Brazil, the Brasilianen were essential allies to the West India Company. To maintain this critical alliance, the Dutch presented them with gifts of linen, a fabric in high demand. Representations of Brasilianen wearing linen garments were pervasive and include an image on Joan Blaeu’s 1647 map of the Brazilian Captaincies of Rio Grande and Paraíba. Traditional interpretations of these linen-clad Brasilianen prioritize a center/periphery model; in contrast, I argue that these pictured linens document the interdependencies between the WIC and the Brasilianen, a position supported by digital maps plotting Dutch/indigenous exchanges.


The Plains Of Mars, European War Prints, 1500-1825, Melissa Casale, Bailey R. Harper, Felicia M. Else, Shannon Egan Oct 2018

The Plains Of Mars, European War Prints, 1500-1825, Melissa Casale, Bailey R. Harper, Felicia M. Else, Shannon Egan

Schmucker Art Catalogs

Over fifty original prints by renowned artists from the sixteenth through the early nineteenth century, including Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, Théodore Géricault, and Francisco de Goya, among many others, are featured inThe Plains of Mars: European War Prints, 1500-1825. On loan from the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the works of art included in this exhibition examine the topics of war and peace, propaganda, heroism, brutal conflicts, and the harrowing aftermath of battle. Spanning from the Renaissance to the Romantic periods and encompassing a wide geographic scope including Italy, Germany, France, Spain, the Low ...


Depictions Of Damnation In The Beatus Manuscripts: Painting Adoptionism As Heresy, Kristin A. Rawlings Oct 2018

Depictions Of Damnation In The Beatus Manuscripts: Painting Adoptionism As Heresy, Kristin A. Rawlings

Lake Forest Papers

No abstract provided.


Sub Lege To Sub Gratia: An Iconographic Study Of Van Eyck’S Annunciation, Christopher J. Condon Oct 2018

Sub Lege To Sub Gratia: An Iconographic Study Of Van Eyck’S Annunciation, Christopher J. Condon

Student Publications

When the Archangel Gabriel descended from heaven to inform the Virgin Mary of her status as God’s chosen vehicle for the birth of Jesus Christ, she was immediately filled with a sense of apprehension. Gabriel’s words, “...invenisti enim gratiam apud Deum [you have found favor with God],” reassured the Virgin that she would face no harm, and the scene of the Annunciation (what this moment has come to be called) has forever been immortalized in Christian belief as a watershed moment in the New Testament. While many Byzantine icons of the Medieval period sought to depict this snapshot ...


An Iconographical Analysis Of The Madonna And Child With Saints In The Enclosed Garden, Paige L. Deschapelles Oct 2018

An Iconographical Analysis Of The Madonna And Child With Saints In The Enclosed Garden, Paige L. Deschapelles

Student Publications

The Madonna and Child with Saints in the Enclosed Garden, created approximately between the 1440s and 1460s, is a perfect representation of the highly iconographical images produced during the Renaissance. Although it continues to remain unknown as to who the specific artist responsible for this painting is, it has been attributed to either Robert Campin or one of his many followers. Nevertheless, the depiction of the Virgin Mary holding baby Christ on her lap is heightened as the scene takes place within an enclosed garden, otherwise known as hortus conclusus. Throughout the image itself, one is able to understand how ...


Lessons For Life, Andrew Becker Aug 2018

Lessons For Life, Andrew Becker

Best Integrated Writing

Andrew’s paper is well structured, and it clearly shows his interaction with the material he chose to read and displays his beginning personal journey in understanding Zen Buddhism. The rewrites and editing of the paper he composed brought him closer to what he was trying to say. The final version of his writing and editing process exhibits the discipline a first-year student can master. Those who research the brain tell us that when a student makes the type of personal connection that Andrew has with the academic material the student remembers the material studied long after the class has ...


The Struggle Within, Robert Puthoff Aug 2018

The Struggle Within, Robert Puthoff

Best Integrated Writing

In The Struggle Within, Bob seeks to understand basic teachings for Hindus in The Bhagavad Gita and then ambitiously seeks to apply some of those lessons to his own life as a college student. Bob is one of the few students who chose to read The Bhagavad Gita, which speaks to his ability to challenge himself academically; in addition, he also uses one of the class’s textbooks to help him decipher key elements of the story. Bob’s leap from The Bhagavad Gita into his own life experience is a tribute to his ability to look at his life ...


Gone With The Wind, Mike Fallen Aug 2018

Gone With The Wind, Mike Fallen

Best Integrated Writing

This essay is in response to an assignment that required students to select a short book of the Bible and discuss it in two parts. The first section offers an academic appreciation and analysis of the work. In part two students were challenged with imagining that they were a disciple of the author of the book and were asked to compose a funeral eulogy for their recently deceased teacher. Mike’s wonderful essay on Ecclesiastes, a biblical meditation on the meaning of life, is consistently engaging. At times lyrical in phrasing, it is both evocative and insightful---a joy to read.


The Scientific Narrative Of Leonardo’S Last Supper, Amanda Grieve Aug 2018

The Scientific Narrative Of Leonardo’S Last Supper, Amanda Grieve

Best Integrated Writing

This paper presents a clear and original thesis about Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper that incorporates important scholarly research and Leonardo’s own writings. The literature on Leonardo is extensive, yet the author has identified key studies and distilled their essential contributions with ease. Moreover, she has looked to Leonardo’s writings on the art of painting to draw conclusions about his great mural.


Best Integrated Writing 2018 - Complete Edition Aug 2018

Best Integrated Writing 2018 - Complete Edition

Best Integrated Writing

Best Integrated Writing includes excellent student writing from Integrated Writing courses taught at Wright State University. The journal is published annually by the Wright State University Department of English Language and Literatures.


The Spatial Agency Of The Catacombs: An Analysis Of The Interventions Of Damasus I (305-384), Natalie A. Hall Aug 2018

The Spatial Agency Of The Catacombs: An Analysis Of The Interventions Of Damasus I (305-384), Natalie A. Hall

Theses and Dissertations

Damasus I (305-384) ascended to the office of the Bishop of Rome after a bitter and bloody battle with Ursinus in 366 CE. The violence was a culmination of doctrinal squabbles and power contests which erupted in the Roman church over the course of the fourth century. Damasus engaged in a substantial program of physical renovation and enlargement of martyr sites and personally penned numerous epigrams both extolling the virtue of the honored dead and the patronage of the bishopric. Scholarship related to Damasus and his works is typically narrowly focused, considering motive(s) for his actions, his use of ...


Aemulatio And Sprezzatura: Palladio And The Legacy Of Vitruvius, Cecelia Lahiff Jul 2018

Aemulatio And Sprezzatura: Palladio And The Legacy Of Vitruvius, Cecelia Lahiff

Art Journal

No abstract provided.