Hagar! A feminist reception-history sampler of global art from the eighth to the twenty-first century

Full Title
Hagar! A feminist reception-history sampler of global art from the eighth to the twenty-first century
Author
Laura G Krauss
Abstract
The biblical figure Hagar, in Genesis 16 and 21, is explored through the methodology of Reception-History. The dissertation/project commences with an exegesis of the sacred texts and traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam concerning the slave of Sarah and mother of Ishmael, Abraham's first child. Focusing on selected works of art from diverse cultures and periods, including manuscripts, paintings, sculptures, poetry, and films, the iconography is contextually and hermeneutically analyzed from each artist's social location. The study culminates in a proposed museum exhibition featuring the artists' visual interpretations of the Hagar narrative which were fine-tuned in two workshops.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Mary E Hunt
Language
English
Date
2010
Number of Pages
299