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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 287–321.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Jessica Brantley A hybrid of letters and pictures arranged to signify a sentence or phrase, the rebus transforms objects into ideas more explicitly than any other kind of communicative system. Its fundamental mechanism of representation enacts a connection between words and things and evokes...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 161–181.
Published: 01 January 2009
... delightfull picture.” She continues, “That picture should haue power to tingle / Loue in Royall brests: the Dartes of loue are wordes, pictures, conceite.”31 Similar to the earlier play, Mary is depicted as the suitor in this future marriage, to which the patriotic Wyatt naturally objects. The stakes...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 595–613.
Published: 01 September 2015
... resume at any point.45 On the reverse of a print from a design by Theodor Bernard of Amsterdam illustrating the words “Father, glorify thy name,” is a handwritten note: “This parcell Contaynes a Hundred seuerall pictures they Cost 12 shillings.”46 The print, made of thick paper, has been folded...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 657–698.
Published: 01 September 2012
...- sage from Anglo- Saxon England was especially critical to the genesis of the main portal at Vézelay. Significantly, the pictures involved were likewise produced within a reformist milieu, one that was prepared by Alfred the Great’s program of cultural revival at the end of the ninth century...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 543–556.
Published: 01 September 2015
... they be preserved? The book I discuss here has a preponderance of pictures over words. Indeed, it has hardly any text at all. So would we find such a book in a library, in a museum, or even in a gallery, perhaps in the department of prints and drawings? In fact, the curious book that is the focus...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (1): 13–65.
Published: 01 January 2011
... how the De Bry compilations both disclose and enclose the pluralities of the worlds their travelers encountered, negotiating through word and image the dialectics of difference and similarity. The complex intertwining of religious, ethnographic, and scientific impulses in this monumental publishing...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 193–198.
Published: 01 January 2017
... — embarks on a theoretical and historiographical jaunt to under- stand the essential character of microhistory and the relevance of its continu- ing mission.2 His title promises us the “macrohistory of micro­history,” but this is more a play with words than a serious statement. (I would be happy...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 367–393.
Published: 01 May 2015
... emblem or portraiture of this vanity: for words are but the images of matter; and except they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture. (139) Bacon takes a common critique of stylistic eloquence in circulation since Pla...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 305–330.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, urge that Bible reading replace church art as the way to learn God’s message. The picture displays, in spite of itself, the struggle between the new authority of words and the familiar medium of images, a competition that did not cease in spite of the unrelenting efforts...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 339–379.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of the Resurrection story explains the discrepancy. No interven- ing motif, nor closed wall, nor other border separates the soldiers’ notional worlds. Yet the soldiers seem to come from different pictures. Many scholars taken by the Resurrection’s rich interplay between citations and iconography have...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 115–137.
Published: 01 January 2020
... of Anne Clifford, The Great Picture (1646), a three- paneled painting that represents a reading practice that developed across Clifford s life.25 The priorities of the teenage girl, represented by twenty- four neatly arranged books on the left panel, are contrasted with twenty- one more haphazardly placed...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 453–467.
Published: 01 September 2007
... this semantic shift occurred. For it would be tantamount to asking, “When was modern modernized ?” (The semantics of time-words has a way of going self-referential, not to mention abstract and general.) But one can say that modern became a period designation when it lost its dyadic relation to ancient...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 41–59.
Published: 01 January 2018
... as to exemplify and confirm the message of the words.15 The image of the wound-­man in London, Wellcome Library, MS 49, for example, is keyed to a list that explains which wounds are curable and which almost certainly fatal.16 Pictures like this also circulated indepen- dently of a text and, more often...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 71–98.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., a discharge, and a hollowing out of abjection through the Crisis of the Word. — Julia Kristeva, Powers of Horror In his review of a recent Broadway production of Hamlet, Peter Marks criti- cizes what he calls its “lackluster staging,” remarking that overall it fails to deliver any “fresh insight...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 65–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
... performances of Julius Caesar. Along with that, however, there is a small game of words over what to call what stage performers do. Hamlet remarks that he has heard that Polonius “played once i’ th’ university.” But Polonius replies that he was “accounted a good actor,” replacing the implied “player...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 221–269.
Published: 01 May 2007
... less extraordinary conversions? Were there ways of thinking about conver- sion as something other than leaving the world? What was the language of conversion for a lay person within a Christian community? To “convert” (convertere) is to turn around; both the word and the concept suffuse seven...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., cosmological history, and social organization. For some scholars, like Thomas Cummins, Guaman Poma insists upon the Andean artist’s “intense and solitary intellectual struggle” creating both pictures and words and whose achievement might well com- Quilligan...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Durham, North Carolina Words are deeds. — Ludwig Wittgenstein In her brilliant book, Putting on Virtue: The Legacy of the Splendid Vices, Jennifer Herdt gives a helpful picture of the moral agent as depicted in Aris- totle’s Nicomachean Ethics: The fully virtuous agent . . . is one...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 505–521.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in print. Specifically, Whitney restructures humanist notions of reading-as-gathering around “huswifely” textile work by drawing on the rich semantic context of the word slip . Situating Whitney's A Sweet Nosgay in the material culture from which she drew her metaphors illuminates its relationship...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (3): 493–518.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., with some of the poorer wards running a ratio closer to one to six or one to seven. Within the suburbs, alehouses were even more numerous, and their rapid proliferation, in Clark’s words, “virtually out of control.”4 Alehouses thus kept pace with the growth and expansive move- ments...