Event Title

Reynard the Fox in Medieval Marginal Illustrations

Presenter Information

Anna Feuer, Oberlin College

Location

Science Center, A254

Start Date

4-25-2014 2:45 PM

End Date

4-25-2014 3:45 PM

Abstract

Reynard the Fox, the trickster anti-hero of the medieval folk tale known as the Roman de Renart, became an integral part of medieval culture, first in France and then throughout Europe. This popularity led to his appearance in the marginal of illuminated manuscripts. My research examines how Reynard’s liminal presence in both religious and secular works comments on these texts and adds to their meaning.

Notes

Session II, Panel 8 - Enigmatic Art Objects: Case Studies of Social Practice, Tricksters, and Patronage
Moderator: Susan Kane, Mildred C. Jay Professor of Art and Classical Archaeology

Major

Art History

Advisor(s)

Erik Inglis, Art History

Project Mentor(s)

Erik Inglis, Art History

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Reynard the Fox in Medieval Marginal Illustrations

Science Center, A254

Reynard the Fox, the trickster anti-hero of the medieval folk tale known as the Roman de Renart, became an integral part of medieval culture, first in France and then throughout Europe. This popularity led to his appearance in the marginal of illuminated manuscripts. My research examines how Reynard’s liminal presence in both religious and secular works comments on these texts and adds to their meaning.