IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 818: The Pleasure of Reading and Writing

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Helmut Hundsbichler, Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters & der frühen Neuzeit, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Krems
Paper 818-aSicut mel dulce: The 'Useful Pleasure' of Medieval Reading
(Language: English)
Lucie Doležalová, Faculty of Humanities
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Daily Life, Religious Life
Paper 818-bSemper scribere: The Pleasure of Writing and Reading in the Lost Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard
(Language: English)
Réka Forrai, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Rhetoric, Sexuality
Paper 818-c14th-Century Reading Practices, or, the Pleasures of Petrarch
(Language: English)
Zsuzsanna Kiséry, International Max Planck Research School, Göttingen
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 818-dHaving Fun with Accounting?: Pen and Ink Drawings in Revalian Account Books of the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Juhan Kreem, Tallinn City Archives
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Daily Life, Economics - Urban
Abstract

The session is part of three sessions for the Daily Life Strand that deal with different aspects of pleasures in medieval life and their representation. The papers in this one concentrate on the complex variety of categorisation, evaluation, and presentation of pleasure and joy in the contexts of writing and reading – in the religious as well as in the secular sphere.