IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 119: Cities, Myths, and Literature, I

Monday 9 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft / Associazione di Cultura Medioevale, Trieste
Organiser:Sieglinde Hartmann, Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Moderator/Chair:Sieglinde Hartmann, Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Paper 119-aMythical Cities and Cities in Myths
(Language: English)
Paola Schulze-Belli, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Uomo, Università degli studi di Trieste
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Mentalities
Paper 119-cBasilius Plinius and his Encomium to the Great City of Riga, Metropolis of Livonia, 1595
(Language: English)
Kaspars Klavins, Faculty of Humanities, Daugavpils University, Latvia / School of Historical Studies, Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Victoria
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities
Abstract

All sessions, Cities, Myths, and Literature I, II, and III are intended to find new connections between ancient myths and medieval constructions of real or imagined cities in literature. A special focus on Asian cities such as Qara Qorum and Tokyo should allow shedding new light on specific aspects of Western and Eastern images of cities and their importance.