IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 124: Perceptions of Otherhood in Medieval Latin Literature

Monday 12 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Universität Salzburg: SAMS.on (Salzburger Mittelalterstudien online) / Medieval Studies Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Organiser:Maria Elisabeth Dorninger, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Christian Rohr, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Salzburg
Paper 124-aThe 'Other Self': Rabanus Maurus in His Own Words
(Language: English)
William Schipper, Department of English Language & Literature, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Index terms: Education, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 124-bAgainst Clergy, Kings and Jews: Moralizing Aspects in the Satires of Sextus Amarcius
(Language: English)
Isabella Schiller, Institut für klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein, Universität Wien
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities
Paper 124-cTheologische Bilder des Judentums in Stephan Fridolin's Schatzbehälter
(Language: Deutsch)
Petra Seegets, Neuere Kirchengeschichte, Theologische Fakultät, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities, Sermons and Preaching

The session centers on the diverse conceptions of otherhood in different genres of Medieval Latin Literature, as forinstance in universal writing, satire and sermon. It comprises different aspects of perception of the other as relating to other scholars, religions, and other parts of society. In showing and emphasizing the differences and conflicts concepts of identity and selfperception are constructed that illustrate the individual authors, their situation, and their special time.