Memento Mori: Medieval Images of Death

In honour of All Hallows’ Eve, let’s take five minutes to look at how death was expressed in art in the late Middle Ages.

Of dead kings, dukes and constables: the historical context of the Danse Macabre in late medieval Paris

Why did the danse macabre rise to fame only when incorporated in a mural scheme that was created in a period of major political upheaval?

Call for Papers: 16th Congress of Danses Macabres d’Europe

The Association aims at studying Danses macabres and its related themes: the Encounter between the three living and the three dead, the Triumph of Death, Ars moriendi, futility, and eschatological themes such as the Last Judgement.

Danse Macabre’ Around the Tomb and Bones of Margaret of York

Over 500 years ago on 23 November 1503, at Malines, in present day Belgium, died Margaret of York, sister to Edward IV and Richard III of England and third and last wife of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, whom she survived by a quarter of a century.

Manifestations of the Grotesque and Carnivalesque Body in Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal

Manifestations of the Grotesque and Carnivalesque Body in Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal Brian Gourley (School of English, Queen’s University Belfast)Queen’s University Belfast, Quest, Vol.1 (2006) Abstract Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 film The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet) remains arguably his best-known work. If one talks of the existence of a genre of medieval film, and subsequently, the […]

The Dance of the Black Death

‘One by one, we become the mistress of Death. Extending his bony grip, he pulls us into his fleshless, decayed frame and begins whirling us around in a morbid dance of fatal seduction. We are Death’s partner in the danse macabre.’

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