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« Tradition and Transformation. Visionary Experience from the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Times »

6 février 2014
Atelier « Class of Excellence » Francqui
Universiteit Antwerpen

Organisation de l'atelier : Veerle Fraeters

This workshop explores visionary culture in the Low Countries in order to discover patterns of continuity and change from the Middle Ages to Modern Times. The devotional and mystical traditions of the Low Countries will be focused upon, which will allow for a comparative approach to the central theme. Special attention will be given to the dynamics between views on vision laid out in theoretical and normative discourses and the representation of lived visionary experience in text and image.

Specific questions that can be addressed, are: What medieval influences can be traced in early modern views on the visionary? How and to what extent was the medieval heritage in e.g. mystical visionary literature, exempla and theological treatises on discretio spirituum, appropriated within the new ‘splintered’ reality characterized by competing religious factions and the emergence of scientific observation? As for the relation between continuity and innovation at the level of lived practices and their representation: Are there important differences in visionary culture between – and within – different milieu’s such as the monastic and the non-monastic, the clerical and the lay, the learned and the common? What routes of cross-pollinations between these lieu’s can be traced? Can we speak of an over-all pre-modern religious visionary culture in which the religious as well as the lay participated? If so, which are the privileged sources to write its history? And how does this story relate to the received grand narrative of the Entzauberung of the world and the emergence of the modern self?


Local D.424

12:00 : Welcome lunch (sur réservation)

13:00 : Rob Faesen (KUL-UA)
Rupert von Deutz’ christological vision

13:40 : Renske van Nie (UA)
Style and authorship in the visions of Elisabeth of Schönau

14:20 : Thom Mertens (UA)
Visions in the 'Jesus Collacien'

15:00 : Break

15:20 : Jonas Van Mulder (UA)
Lay visions in vernacular miracle books (15th-17th centuries)

16:00 : Tine Van Osselaer (UA)
Marian apparitions in 1930s Belgium

17:00 : Réception (sur réservation)

18:00 : Dîner (sur réservation)


20:00 : Victor Stoichita (Université de Fribourg)
Minimal Zurbaran. The visionary experience in Spanish art

Informations pratiques
De 13h à 20h00
Université d'Anvers
Gebouw D – Grote Kauwenberg, 18
3000 Anvers

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Réservation gratuite mais obligatoire avant le 25 janvier 2014.



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