Renaissance Papers 2022 (Hardcover)

Renaissance Papers 2022 By James M. Pearce (Editor), Ward J. Risvold (Editor), William Given Cover Image

Renaissance Papers 2022 (Hardcover)

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Renaissance Papers collects the best scholarly essays submitted each year to the Southeastern Renaissance Conference. The theme of this year's volume is "sacred places, secular spaces." It begins with a "who is it" mystery, examining two portraits by Raphael that embody the sacred and the profane, respectively. The next essay engages both the sacred and pictorial innovationsin Holbein's predella The Dead Christ; while the following one views the sacred through the critical lens of race, arguing that Northern European churchmen normalized views on race by strategically placing racialized artifacts in their churches. The scene then shifts to 16th century Venice, where the Greek community contended with local authorities over the right to establish a sacred site for interring their dead. The next two essays swing the pendulum toward the secular: an essay on ecocriticism suggests that the early modern period expelled the sacred from nature and presents a Rabelaisian antidote, while an essay on Spenser's The Faerie Queene presents it as a blueprint for colonization. The volume concludes with

Contributors: Julie Fox-Horton, Lorenz A. Hindrichsen, Heather Hirschfeld, Elizabeth Lisot-Nelson, Jesse Russell, Victor Vel zquez, John N. Wall, Jennifer Wu.
The journal is edited by Jim Pearce of North Carolina Central University and Ward Risvold of Georgia College and State University.
Product Details ISBN: 9781640141643
ISBN-10: 1640141642
Publisher: Camden House (NY)
Publication Date: November 28th, 2023
Pages: 140
Language: English
Series: Renaissance Papers