IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1618: Images of the Past, VI: Appropriating the Past / Legitimizing the Present, II

Thursday 14 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf
Organiser:Wilhelm G. Busse, Anglistisches Institut, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf
Moderator/Chair:Therese Fischer-Seidel, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Graduiertenkolleg 807 'Europäische Geschichtsdarstellungen', Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Paper 1618-aLegitimation of Power: Violence as a Pattern of Rule in Middle High German Literature of the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Jens Weissweiler, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Graduiertenkolleg 807 'Europäische Geschichtsdarstellungen', Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Language and Literature - German, Mentalities
Paper 1618-bNon-Verbal Communication and its Function in Middle High German Literature of the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Christina Zywietz, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Graduiertenkolleg 807 'Europäische Geschichtsdarstellungen', Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Language and Literature - German, Mentalities
Paper 1618-cNew England’s Puritan Past and its European Roots: Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter as a Puritan Conversion Narrative
(Language: English)
Petra Steiners, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Graduiertenkolleg 807 'Europäische Geschichtsdarstellungen', Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Language and Literature - Other, Mentalities
Abstract

No abstract provided.
As to the papers, not all of them are medieval with regard to subject matter. However, the general principle of all papers is to ask the same questions about the uses of the past (for legitimations of the present, for the creation of identities, about the ways the past is adapted for purposes of the present etc.), so that there is a clear connection between them even if the subject matter is modern or classical. We hope that the papers,m as a whole, will contribute to the modern discussion about the media, the ways of constructing the past and the purposes of the uses of images of the past.