Voices in Exile: Syon Abbey and Visual Affects in the Seventeenth Century

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dc.contributor.author Bude, Tekla
dc.contributor.editor Houliston,Victor
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-13T18:26:46Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-13T18:26:46Z
dc.date.created 2014
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.issn 1017-3455
dc.identifier.uri https://www.sasmars.wordpress.com
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12430/549224
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates one manifestation of the public desire for visual access to private female spirituality after the English Reformation: the case of the Bridgettine convent, Syon Abbey, whose relocation to Lisbon after the dissolution of the monasteries did nothing to quell desire for news of the women living behind its cloistered – and generally impenetrable – walls. It queries the ways in which visual information is used as a heuristic for truth through the appropriation of juridical and anatomical discourse, and suggests the means by which other modalities, both of sensing and of speaking, might challenge seeing as the primary way of knowing.
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates one manifestation of the public desire for visual access to private female spirituality after the English Reformation: the case of the Bridgettine convent, Syon Abbey, whose relocation to Lisbon after the dissolution of the monasteries did nothing to quell desire for news of the women living behind its cloistered – and generally impenetrable – walls. It queries the ways in which visual information is used as a heuristic for truth through the appropriation of juridical and anatomical discourse, and suggests the means by which other modalities, both of sensing and of speaking, might challenge seeing as the primary way of knowing.
dc.description.uri https://sasmars.wordpress.com/sasmars-journal/
dc.language.iso English
dc.publisher The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS)
dc.subject Middle Ages -- Periodicals. en_ZA
dc.subject Renaissance -- Periodicals.
dc.subject Middle Ages.
dc.subject Renaissance.
dc.title Voices in Exile: Syon Abbey and Visual Affects in the Seventeenth Century
dc.type Journal Article
local.roman.spage 1
local.roman.epage 22
local.dctitlejournal.Abbreviation SAJMRS
local.Place University of the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein , Johannesburg
dc.journal.volume 24
dc.journal.title Southern African Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies
dc.citation.epage 22
dc.citation.spage 1
dc.description.librarian nlewin en_ZA


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