DU1713 Seminar: Medieval Art From Constantine to Giotto II

Filozofická fakulta
jaro 2022
0/2/0. 5 kr. Ukončení: k.
Adrien Palladino, M.A., Ph.D. (přednášející)
Adrien Palladino, M.A., Ph.D.
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
Předmět je otevřen studentům libovolného oboru.
Předmět si smí zapsat nejvýše 15 stud.
Momentální stav registrace a zápisu: zapsáno: 0/15, pouze zareg.: 0/15, pouze zareg. s předností (mateřské obory): 0/15
Cíle předmětu
The Material Cultures of the Anglo-Saxon World: from Roman Britain to the Formation of England

This seminar investigates the material cultures present in late roman and early medieval England. It examines how visual, material, and ritual cultures coexisted and interacted roughly between the 4th and the 10th century CE, from the Roman domination over England to the emergence and consolidation what is called an Anglo-Saxon culture. Within such a wide timeframe, the interactive seminar will focus on the formation of this artistic culture in contact with other cultural and religious spheres. To goals are to: 1. understand the notion of the birth of an artistic culture stemming from the British, Germanic, Celtic, Pict, Irish, Scandinavian, and Late Antique Roman and Mediterranean world; 2. question and assess the phenomenon of the material conversion and Christianization of Anglo-Saxon culture; 3. comprehend the cross-cultural contacts between the Anglo-Saxon world with the Scandinavian one; 4. reassess the birth of European visual cultures during the “Dark Ages”.
Výstupy z učení
Students will develop a comprehensive knowledge of the actual nature of what is usually termed “Anglo-Saxon art”, by examining a vast array of images, objects, and techniques, from monumental architecture to jewelry, from book illumination to ship burials. They will encounter and study in-depth through seminar work some of the most famous objects of the European early Middle Ages (the Franks casket, the Sutton Hoo burial, the Lindisfarne Gospels, the Ruthwell cross, the Alfred Jewel, etc.). They will be able to contextualize them within a network of cross-cultural artistic encounters, ultimately aiming at recognizing he place of Anglo-Saxon England within the global Middle Ages. As such, at the end of the course, they should be provided with intellectual tools to discuss and criticize outdated or conventional approaches to the topic. In this seminar format, they will also learn to research and synthetize information on the selected period and objects, and to transmit and convey this information in the form of an oral presentation accompanied by a slideshow. This presentation will also be presented in written form, as an essay, including the use of scholarly footnotes and bibliography.
  • Forthcoming
Výukové metody
Interactive seminar with PowerPoint presentations
Metody hodnocení
Student are requested to prepare an oral presentation in class, whcih will be followed by a short written paper about a single object or monument of Anglo-Saxon art, chosen in arrangement with the teacher.
Vyučovací jazyk
Předmět je zařazen také v obdobích jaro 2020, jaro 2021.