IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 503: The Reception of the Middle Ages in Eastern Europe

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Siegrid Schmidt, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Ulrich Müller, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Salzburg
Paper 503-aGestures and Emotions in the Germanic Mythology in Czech Reading-Books for German Lectures in the 20th Century
(Language: English)
Petra Besedová, Univerzita Gradec Králové, Praha
Index terms: Language and Literature - Slavic, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 503-bGestures and Emotions in the Reception of Dietrich von Bern in the Old Czech Literature
(Language: English)
Agáta Dinzl-Rybárová, Univerzity Karlovy, Prague
Index terms: Language and Literature - Slavic
Abstract

Variations of medievalism can be found in literature throughout the world. The authors of the papers presented here provide examples from Eastern Europe that were written in the late Middle Ages and in the modern era: The reception of medieval German heroic epic in Old Czech literature (Dinzl-Rybarova) and the use and treatment of Germanic legends in modern Czech textbooks (Besedová). These contributions demonstrate that the modern reception of medieval themes not only re-tells stories and legends of earlier times, but can also contribute to our understanding of the modern era.