ART HISTORY: Dr Alixe Bovey (Courtauld Institute of Art), 'Giants and the City: Mythic History as Material Culture in Medieval London'
|Starts:||18 Oct 2017|
|Ends:||18 Oct 2017|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, General public|
Alixe Bovey is a specialist in the art and culture of the later Middle Ages, with particular interests in illuminated manuscripts, pictorial narrative, and the relationship between myth and material culture across historical periods and geographical boundaries. Alixe’s current research project, entitled ‘Giants and the City: Mythic History as Material Cultural in London from the Middle Ages to 21st Century’, explores the history of two giants, usually known as Gogmagog and Corineus, from their invention by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the mid-12th century to the present, focusing especially on their material presence in the pageantry, legends, and identity of the City of London.
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