Sunday, September 6, 2009

CFP: Picturing the Medieval and Pre-Modern Jewish Woman

Call for Papers (2010) — 45th International Congress on
Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University,
May 13-16, 2010, Kalamazoo,
Michigan USA

“Picturing the Medieval and Pre-Modern Jewish Woman”This panel seeks
papers that examine visualizations of
non-biblical Jewish women in European Art from the Middle Ages into the
Pre-Modern period. The aims of this session are twofold. First, a
goal is to locate visual parallels to or points of inspiration for
Shakespeare’s character of Jessica in the Merchant of Venice. A second
aim is to answer the question of whether images of Jewish women were loaded
with the same antisemitism so clearly articulated in images of Jewish men.

Contact: Carlee A. Bradbury, Assistant Professor, Art Department,
Radford University

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