Medieval Reading Group, Courtauld Institute


6-8pm in Seminar Room 3 on Thursday 13 March at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

The principal text we’ve selected for the Reading Group is the introduction and first chapter of Joanna Cannon’s new book Religious Poverty, Visual Riches (London, 2013).

As this reading is somewhat focused, if the material is unfamiliar it might be helpful to think as much about how it is written/argued/illustrated as about what it contains.  Dr. Cannon will join us towards the end and has kindly offered to take part in the discussion from an author’s perspective. By way of contrast in terms of recent publications on architecture/liturgy/images and especially choir screens, you may like to read Jackie Jung, J. E., “Beyond the Barrier: The Unifying Role of the Choir Screen in Gothic Churches”, The Art Bulletin, 82/4 (2000) or her recent book, The gothic screen: space, sculpture, and community in the cathedrals of France and Germany, ca. 1200-1400 (Cambridge, 2013).

For further information and PDFs of the readings, please contact Dr. Tom Nickson at:

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