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The Annunciation to Mary between Text and Image

When: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CT

Where: Kresge Hall, 2-351, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Alison Witt-Janssen   (847) 491-7597

Group: Department of Classics

Category: Academic


Professor Glenn Most (University of Chicago and Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa) will present the talk “The Annunciation to Mary between Text and Image,” from 5-6:30 in the Kaplan Seminar Room -Kresge 2-351. This talk is organized by the Classical Receptions Workshop.

The story of Gabriel's annunciation to Mary that she will bear Jesus is told near the beginning of the Gospel of Luke; it is one of the most familiar stories in the New Testament, in part because of its extraordinary popularity in Christian art. But perhaps there is still something new that can be said about it. The lecture begins with a close analysis, both internal and comparative, of the account in Luke, and then goes on to consider some fundamental aspects of the iconographic tradition, focusing upon Mary as a reader.

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