January 22, 2019

Lecture about Medieval Art and Thought by Jill Hamilton Clements

Illustration of the damned swallowed by a hellmouth from the ‘Winchester Psalter’ or ‘Psalter of Henry of Blois' (Cotton MS Nero C IV).  c. 1220–29. British Library, Cotton MS Nero C IV.

Illustration of the damned swallowed by a hellmouth from the ‘Winchester Psalter’ or ‘Psalter of Henry of Blois’ (Cotton MS Nero C IV). c. 1220–29. British Library, Cotton MS Nero C IV.

On Thursday, January 24, Dr. Jill Hamilton Clements, assistant professor of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will give a public lecture entitled “Eating the Damned: The Mouth of Hell in Medieval Art and Thought.​”  The talk, based on Hamilton Clements interdisciplinary work mainly on English material, will explore the visual tradition of eating the damned in medieval art and how medieval ideologies of damnation offer us a lens for understanding these images.  Hamilton Clements’ visit to campus is jointly funded and sponsored by the Department of Art & Art History and the Grellet & Dorothy C. Simpson Program in Medieval Studies.

Dr. Jill Hamilton Clements
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Eating the Damned:  The Mouth of Hell in Medieval Art and Thought

Thursday, January 24, 3:30 p.m.
Hurley Convergence Center (HCC) Digital Auditorium
Reception following in the HCC
Jointly sponsored by the Department of Art & Art History and the Simpson Program in Medieval Studies

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