Symposium: Medievalism, Modernity, and the Sacred in Britain and America

Event time: 
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 1:00pm
Event description: 

 

Medievalism, Modernity, and the Sacred in Britain and America after 1900

Organized by ISM Fellow Ayla Lepine

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2013 | 1:30-6:30 PM
LORIA CENTER, ROOM 351
190 YORK STREET 
NEW HAVEN

Presented with support from the Department of the History of Art.


This international symposium will explore ways in which medievalism and the Gothic style were incorporated into modern art, architecture, and design. Concentrating on Britain and the United States from 1900 onwards, the event interlaces shifting understandings of the sacred and religious traditions with discourses surrounding powerful and avant-garde notions of the Middle Ages as a rich material, literary, and ideological territory. Gothic themes will demonstrate how cross-disciplinary perspectives in theology and the arts increasingly underpin new thinking regarding modern transatlantic revivalism, cultural identity, rituals, and hermeneutics.

Participants: 

  • Tim Barringer
  • Barry Bergdoll
  • Karla Britton
  • Edward Cooke
  • Kathleen Curran
  • Margaret Grubiak
  • Jongwoo Jeremy Kim
  • Ayla Lepine
  • Robert Nelson
  • Alan Powers
  • Sally M. Promey
  • Jason Rosenfeld
  • Katherine Solomonson