Current Research Postgraduates
Miss Lisa Brundle
(email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Image and Performance, Agency and Ideology: Human Figurative Representation in Anglo-Saxon Funerary Art, AD 400 – 750
My PhD investigates representations of the human image on grave-goods between the fifth- to eighth- centuries along coastal eastern England and places the dataset within a north-west European context. This thesis will explore the relationship between human representations, the body and object, sensory perceptions and elite funerary performance.
Building on past Anglo-Saxon and early medieval Scandinavian art studies, current developments in theoretical archaeology, and anthropological concepts of agency and rites-of-passage, this study takes a context-analysis approach and explores the active agency of this type of visual culture within mortuary and other contexts.
Is supervised by
- Ritual, Religion, Belief and Place Research Group