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Imagining the Past: Interplay between literary and visual imagery in late medieval France

Imagining the Past: Interplay between literary and visual imagery in late medieval France

Lecture by Anne D. Hedeman

Given at the University of Kansas on February 13, 2014

Anne D. Hedeman, Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History, is a scholar of late Medieval and Northern Renaissance art and the history of the book, particularly the illustrations in medieval manuscripts and early printed books. Her research examines the relationships between text and image in vernacular late medieval French manuscripts. She studies how pictures in illuminated manuscripts explain and translate classical stories to late medieval French readers. Her book in progress, Visual Translation and the First French Humanists, analyzes this dynamic in works owned or made by three early 15th century French humanists. She is the author of several scholarly monographs, including Imagining the Past in France, 1250-1500 (2010) and Translating the Past: Laurent de Premierfait and Boccaccio’s ‘De casibus’ (2008).

To learn more about Anne D Hedeman, please visit her Academia.edu page

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