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-- Art of the Pilgrimage Roads --
attendance and participation -- 20%
Reserve Reading & Slide Review
Reserve readings will be essential. The three texts available from the bookstore are all primary sources (though their introductions and apparatus of commentary are useful!). Works of interpretation will mainly be reserve reading.
slide review -- Houghton House (M-F, 8-12 & 1-5)
You should plan to study the images on the Visual Resources Center reserve system regularly.
architectural experiences and field trips -- see below
There will be no final exam for this course.
Attendance: of course if you don't attend you won't do very well. Visual material will often seem very different in color and in large scale on the wall from its appearance in black and white in a small paperback book, so if you don't see both, your work will suffer.
For each class you miss you will write a two-page double-spaced typed discussion of the material covered in your absence. Your discussion will respond to both readings and images. Failure to produce this work within 1 week of the absence will reduce your participation grade by 2 points. There are no excused absences.
Theodorich’s Guide to the Holy Land (Historical Travel Series), Aubrey Stewart, Ronald G. Musto
The Miracles of St. James : Translations from the Liber Sancti Jacobi, Thomas F. Coffey (Editor), Linda Kay Davidson (Translator), Maryjane Dunn
The Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago De Compostela, William Melczer
The Cult of the Saints, Peter Brown
Medieval European pilgrimage, c.700-c.1500, Diana Webb
Writing Faith: Text, Sign, & History in the Miracles of Sainte Foy, Kathleen Ashley
Romanesque Art, Andreas Petzold
It is exceptionally difficult to understand architecture in two dimensions, whether on paper or on the slide screen. We will take the opportunities provided us in Geneva (and I hope in other parts of Central New York) to visit some buildings. Walking through real buildings in an aware fashion can help us better understand the two-dimensional buildings we study.
The field trip is still under negotiation. More information about that later. We'll either go to the Shrine of the North American Martyrs in Auriesville, NY, or the Basilica of Our Lady of Victory in Lackawanna, NY.
We will also visit some early Mormon sites in Seneca county and Palmyra, NY.
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