Cristin-resultat-ID: 1911021
Sist endret: 2. november 2021, 10:49
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2021
Resultat
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
2021

In Chase of Dragons: Warburg, Collective Memory and the Myth of Heroes

Bidragsytere:
  • John-Wilhelm Flattun

Bok

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
Publiseringsår: 2021
Sider: 37 - 56
ISBN:
  • 978-3-643-91354-8

Klassifisering

Fagfelt (NPI)

Fagfelt: Kunsthistorie
- Fagområde: Humaniora

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Tittel

In Chase of Dragons: Warburg, Collective Memory and the Myth of Heroes

Sammendrag

What makes a hero, or a monster? The dragon image has been appropriated as a national symbol for both Wales and England, the dragon as monster to St. George in England, and as Arthurian royal emblem and prophesy to Wales. In this paper, I pursue the appropriation of the dragon myth, its religious and symbolic nature of images of prophecy and power, and the use and reuse of the hero-monster motif. I discuss the appropriation of the dragon myth, its religious and symbolic nature of images of prophecy and power, and the use and reuse of the hero-monster motif. In this discussion, a central line of questions arises, what makes a hero, what makes a monster, and to whom? My main theoretical concern is visual migration, a concept of how social memory and forgetting plays a vital role in symbolic adaptation. I explore the function and interplay between art and power, a key element to this function of political power images is the formation of collective memory and the ability to hold two opposite meanings of the same symbol. The power of these images is rooted in their abilities to change and be readapted, or in Aby Warburg's terms, to be actualised and inverted. I focus on how familiar motifs, specifically the dragon, change meaning while still staying in their same form, known and recognised across cultures, time and space. What happens when the dragon has two opposing meanings at the same time, used by the same people?

Bidragsytere

John-Wilhelm Flattun

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved UB, Seksj. for utd.- og forskningsstøtte ved Universitetet i Bergen
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