Join Professor Robert Mills (Professor of Medieval Studies, University College London) for his insightful talk which explores the medieval inspiration behind Kiki Smith’s Jacquard tapestries and considers how medieval art and culture has been a source for modern and contemporary artists.
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Bob Mills is Professor of Medieval Studies at University College London, and director of qUCL, UCL's LGBTQ research network. Before joining UCL, he was Senior Lecturer in English at King's College London. Bob's research mainly focuses on the visual culture and literature of England and France between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. He has also published on art in the Low Countries, Germany and Italy, and lately he has been turning his attention to painting and sculpture in northern Spain and along the Camino de Santiago. Bob has longstanding interests in gender and sexuality, both as historical phenomena and critical categories. He has published a number of chapters and articles in this field, contributed the medieval section to A Gay History of Britain (2007), and co-edited Troubled Vision: Gender, Sexuality, and Sight in Medieval Text and Image (2004). Author of Suspended Animation: Pain, Pleasure and Punishment in Medieval Culture (2005) and Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages (2015), he has recently completed a project on Derek Jarman's medievalism entitled Derek Jarman's Medieval Modern. Bob is currently working on questions of animality and sovereignty in medieval art.