IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1302: Rendering the Past: Medieval Historiography and Self-Reflexivity

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Department of English, Universität Bern
Organiser:Nicole Nyffenegger, Institut für Englische Sprachen & Literaturen, Universität Bern
Moderator/Chair:Marigold Anne Norbye, Department of History, University College London
Paper 1302-aThe Poet as Historian in Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Societies
(Language: English)
María Cruz Expósito González, Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana, Universidad de La Laguna
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 1302-b'An Eternal Memory to All People': Didactic Aims in Konrad Justinger's Bernese Chronicle
(Language: English)
Kathrin Jost, Institut für Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerbildung, Universität Bern
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - German, Local History, Rhetoric
Paper 1302-cFinding their 'Selves' in Middle English?: English Historiographers around 1350
(Language: English)
Nicole Nyffenegger, Institut für Englische Sprachen & Literaturen, Universität Bern
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Middle English, Rhetoric
Abstract

How do Medieval Historiographers reflect upon their own role in ‘rendering the past’? The three papers of this session discuss these questions from a variety of different angles, across space (chroniclers from Berne, Osnabrück and England) as well as time (14th to 16th century).