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IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 516: Emotions and Gesture in Medieval Liturgy and Drama

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Medieval Studies Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison / Interdisciplinary Center for Medieval Studies, Universität Salzburg
Organiser:Maria Elisabeth Dorninger, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Christian Rohr, Fachbereich Geschichte, Universität Salzburg
Paper 516-aProcessional Chants and Liturgical Plays
(Language: English)
Stefan Engels, Institut für Kirchenmusik, Kunstuniversität Graz
Index terms: Art History - General, Language and Literature - German, Music, Religious Life
Paper 516-bLiturgical and Emotional Acting in Early German Passion Plays
(Language: English)
Klaus Amann, Institut für deutsche Sprache, Literatur und Literaturkritik, Universität Innsbruck
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Performance Arts - General, Religious Life
Paper 516-cLaughing at Medieval Drama: Perilous or Pious?
(Language: English)
Brian C. Johnsrud, Montana State University, Bozeman
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Performance Arts - Drama, Religious Life

This session centers on the public expression of emotions and on significant gesture, both in liturgy and in paraliturgical drama, and on the religious mentalities these represent. As not only church-sanctioned plays in the vernacular, but also many church services themselves were experienced by huge numbers of people, their impact and outreach cannot be underestimated. The three papers in the present offering deal with closely related aspects of this broader phenomenon.