Introduction: Surveying the Borders of Medieval Art

Introduction: Surveying the Borders of Medieval Art © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI : 10.1163/157006711X561695 Medieval Encounters 17 (2011) i-x brill.nl/me Medieval Jewish, Christian and Muslim Culture Encounters in Confluence and Dialogue Introduction: Surveying the Borders of Medieval Art Jill Caskey * , Adam S. Cohen and Linda Safran Department of Art, University of Toronto, Sidney Smith Hall, Room 6036 100 St George Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 3G3 * Corresponding author, e-mail: jill.caskey@utoronto.ca This issue of Medieval Encounters explores two broad issues in the history of medieval art: the relationship of the present to the past of the discipline, and the divergent ways in which research and teaching engage past and present. We probed these intersecting issues for the first time at the annual conference of the Medieval Academy of America in Toronto in April, 2007, for which we formulated three sessions that dealt with canons of texts and monuments in medieval art history under the rubric “Rethinking the Canonical Texts and Topographies of Medieval Art.” The first of these sessions, “Foundational Authors and Texts,” featured Elizabeth Sears, Herbert Kessler and Charles McClendon, who examined the texts and legacies of Aby Warburg, Kurt Weitzmann and Richard Krautheimer, respectively. The next two sessions, on “The http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Medieval Encounters Brill

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI : 10.1163/157006711X561695 Medieval Encounters 17 (2011) i-x brill.nl/me Medieval Jewish, Christian and Muslim Culture Encounters in Confluence and Dialogue Introduction: Surveying the Borders of Medieval Art Jill Caskey * , Adam S. Cohen and Linda Safran Department of Art, University of Toronto, Sidney Smith Hall, Room 6036 100 St George Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 3G3 * Corresponding author, e-mail: jill.caskey@utoronto.ca This issue of Medieval Encounters explores two broad issues in the history of medieval art: the relationship of the present to the past of the discipline, and the divergent ways in which research and teaching engage past and present. We probed these intersecting issues for the first time at the annual conference of the Medieval Academy of America in Toronto in April, 2007, for which we formulated three sessions that dealt with canons of texts and monuments in medieval art history under the rubric “Rethinking the Canonical Texts and Topographies of Medieval Art.” The first of these sessions, “Foundational Authors and Texts,” featured Elizabeth Sears, Herbert Kessler and Charles McClendon, who examined the texts and legacies of Aby Warburg, Kurt Weitzmann and Richard Krautheimer, respectively. The next two sessions, on “The

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