Universität Wien FIND

090095 UE Dreams and Prophecies in Jewish and Christian art (2019W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 07.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 28.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 04.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 11.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 18.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 25.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 02.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 09.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 16.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 13.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 20.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 27.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims: Joint study of iconography and archaeological context. Introduction to scientific research on the figurative culture of Late Antiquity.

Contents:
Dreams and prophetic visions had a great influence on the religions of the ancient cultures of the Near East and the Greco-Roman world as well as in Judaism and early Christianity. The dream as a different dimension from the perceivable reality, was the ideal place for the encounter with the sacred and the divine. Often the theophany in dreams was linked to a prophecy and the revelation, by divine inspiration, of a future event. The practice of incubation was also linked to dreams.
Moving from the comparison with the art of classic past, the course will focus on the most significant depictions of biblical characters and episodes connected to dreams and prophetic revelations both in Jewish and early Christian archaeological contexts. The analysis will be devoted not only to their figurative representations in painting, sculpture and others records, but also to their widest relationships with the visual culture of Late Antiquity.

Method of the course:
Historical analysis and contextualization of archaeological and iconographic sources; descriptions of images, scientific analysis and discussion; external lectures held by invited scholars will enrich the program.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be required to choose a theme from a list of subjects for an oral presentation (ca. 15 min.) and submit a short-written paper (5-6 pages).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular and active participation 30% - presentation 30% - written paper at the end 40%
Participation is required and only missing two/three lectures is allowed.

Examination topics

Active participation and discussion - presentation - written paper.

Reading list

•Hanson, J. ‘Dreams and Visions in the Greco-Roman World and Early Christianity’, in W. Haase (ed.), Religion, Aufsteigt und Niedergang der Römischen Welt, II: Principat 23.3, Berlin 1980, 1395-1437.
•Flannery, F. ‘Dreams, Visions, and Religious Experience in the Apocalypses and Apocalypticism’, in J.J. Collins, (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature, Oxford 2014, 104-120.
•Wacht, M. “Inkubation”, in Reallexikon für Antike und Christentum, 18, 179-265.
•Sogni, visioni e profezie nell’antico cristianesimo. Atti del XVII Incontro di studiosi dell’antichità cristiana, Rom, 5-7 maggio 1988 = Augustinianum 29, 1989.

Further information on the relevant reading material will be provided on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Anrechenbar: im Bereich Bilder
im BA 2019: M10, M13;
im BA alt: PM Bilder (anstelle der hier vorgeschriebenen Vorlesung), kl. Vert.;
im MA 2019: PM3;
im EC Methoden (Bilder);

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