IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 612: Anger, Wrath, and Indignation: Negative Emotions in Interdisciplinary Perspectives, II

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Mediävistenverband e. V.
Organiser:Bele Freudenberg, Historisches Seminar, Universität Hamburg
Moderator/Chair:Hans-Werner Goetz, Historisches Seminar, Universität Hamburg
Respondent:Steffen Patzold, Historisches Seminar, Universität Hamburg
Paper 612-aAppropriate Behaviour in Church?: 'Pleurants' in Burial Places and the Observer
(Language: English)
Andreas Köstler, Institut für Künste und Medien, Universität Potsdam
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 612-bLiterary Patterns and Propagandistic Function of Furor in 14th- and 15th-Century Neo-Latin Drama
(Language: English)
Hartmut Beyer, Seminar für lateinische Philologie des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Mentalities, Performance Arts - Drama
Abstract

When enquiring into the emotions of people in the Middle Ages we have a wide and varied array of sources and materials at our disposal. A major problem when analysing this material lies in the fact that each respective genre is bound to its own form of presentation and as such is evaluated according to methods specific to its genre. In this session we have therefore opted for an interdisciplinary comparative approach that will allow us to analyse the form of presentation of the respective genres and the various methods implemented in each respective field of medieval research. To facilitate the comparability of the result we will focus on the emotional spheres of anger and woe. A comparison of the methodical approaches and different sources should give us the opportunity to recognize and to query patterns of perception and presentation specific for each discipline, both in medieval and modern times.