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  • Record Number: 9695
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Amsler , Mark.
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  • Title: Affective Literacy: Gestures of Reading in the Later Middle Ages [The author uses "affective literacy" to mean the ways people develop emotional, gestural, and other physical relationships with texts. He argues that the "Ancrene Wisse" regulated its readers' devotional, physical, and affective behaviors. Transgressive literacy, in which readers touched or kissed images, gave them a relationship with sacred texts which came close to that of clerics. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source URL: Essays in Medieval Studies: Proceeding of the Illinois Medieval Association (Full Text via Project Muse) 18 (2001): 83-110 Link Info target = '_blank'>Essays in Medieval Studies: Proceeding of the Illinois Medieval Association (Full Text via Project Muse) 18 (2001): 83-110 Link Info
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Ancrene Wisse, Middle English Devotional Work Body Devotional Practices Literacy Readers Readers in Art
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: Eight figures. Figure One Manuscript illumination of Christine de Pisan reading to four men, from the Incipit page of the "Proverbes moraux" (London, British Library, MS Harley 4431, fol. 259v.). Figure Two Manuscript illumination of the Virgin and Child and female worshipper, book of hours, late fifteenth century (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Buchanan e 3, fol. 74r.). Figure Three Master of the Gold Scrolls Workshop, Manuscript illumination of the Annunciation, Mary interrupted while reading, Bruges , 1410-1415 (Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection, no. 21). Figure Four Robert Campin, "Merode Altarpiece," Flanders, 1425-1428 (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cloisters Collection). Figure Five Robert Campin and Assistants, "Madonna and Child with Saints in the Enclosed Garden," Flanders, 1440-1460 (Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Samuel Kress Collection, 1959. 9.3 (1388)/PA.) Figure Six Manuscript illumination of Mary with Jesus cradled in a book, Book of hours (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, MS lat. 9471, fol. 133r). Figure Seven Leaf from a northern French book of hours, circa 1490 (Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection). Figure Eight Gautier de Metz, "Image de Monde," manuscript illumination (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale MS fr. 547, fol. 140r.).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10432213
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