Seeing and knowing with the bride of Christ: How a metaphor shaped thought and action in the Middle Ages
Line took us on a lively and erudite journey though the representation of marriage in the Middle Ages. At the end I had the impression to have listened to a brilliant essay about marriage in general, that is still relevant to the time we live in. Look at all the pink bubbles on the right hand side representation of the contemporary debate of same sex-marriage: if I am following Line, most of them must be a consequence of the metaphoric approach of marriage in the Middle Ages -not that I want to engage a political debate on this subject on this blog.
That being said, I liked that reflecting on neuroesthetic considerations such as "visual thinking", which may seem narrow and specialized at first sight, can actually be associated with such significant contemporary, political and social relevance.