CFP: Mary on the Move: Marian Iconography in Late Medieval France, International Congress on Medieval Studies Kalamazoo 2021, deadline 15 September 2020

Session 1363

The proposed session concentrates of Marian iconography of the Late middle Ages, with particular emphasis on fourteenth to sixteenth century. It focuses on the movement of iconographies in/from/towards France by highlighting connections and influences pertaining to Italian, Spanish and/or geographical areas. Furthermore, it situates Marian visual depictions in the context of the development of Marian devotion (rise in her cult and liturgical feasts) and specific theological debates (Immaculate Conception).

The session is dedicated to the iconography of the Virgin Mary, generally speaking. This implies that any aspect of Marian iconography is accepted, into the session, starting with general or particular episodes of Mary’s life, development(s) of iconographic details or specific iconographies. The session aims at approaching such representations in a comparative manner either by focusing on the visual-textual relationship or by highlighting influences and movements of iconographies from one geographic area to the other. It focuses on material from various media be that miniatures, frescoes, altarpieces, etc.

Please submit an abstract 200-300 words for 15-20 minutes papers via the submission portal here by 15 September 2020.

Contact information: Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy (


Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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