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dc.creatorScherff, Katharine Denise
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-24T00:31:13Z
dc.date.available2020-06-24T00:31:13Z
dc.date.created2019-08
dc.date.issued2019-08
dc.date.submittedAugust 2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/85999
dc.description.abstractThe history of altar decorations is rich with diverse approaches and varied methodologies. This study of the visual liturgy grapples with many of the previous theoretical frameworks to reveal the evolution and function of these ritual objects. An interdisciplinary approach, this project combines art historical methodologies with media and technology theory to examine ritual objects. Previous analysis has not considered the in-between nature of these objects as deliberate and virtual conduits to the divine. The liturgy, the altarpiece, the altar environment, relics and their reliquaries are media. In a series of case studies, several objects tell a different story about culture and society in medieval Europe.In essence they reveal that media and media technologies generate and modulate the individual and collective structure of feeling of sacredness among assemblages of humans and nonhumans. The assemblages under analysis are the ones brought into being and activated by medieval liturgical rituals in Europe. The nonhumans involved include altarpieces and other objects of worship.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectAltarpieces
dc.subjectMedia
dc.subjectTechnology
dc.subjectRitual
dc.subjectMedieval
dc.subjectEarly modern
dc.subjectGhent
dc.subjectReliquary
dc.subjectMediation
dc.subjectMedium
dc.titleThe virtual liturgy: An examination of medieval and early modern ritual objects as media technology
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2020-06-24T00:31:13Z
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thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.disciplineFine Arts - Art
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.departmentArt
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChua, Kevin
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWarren-Crow, Heather
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMariani-Smith, Angela
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHowe, John
dc.contributor.committeeChairElliott, Janis
dc.rights.availabilityRestricted until 2024-09.
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-5389-5931
local.embargo.terms2024-08-01
local.embargo.lift2024-08-01


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