IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 219: Cities, Myths, and Literature, II

Monday 9 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft / Associazione di Cultura Medioevale, Trieste
Organiser:Sieglinde Hartmann, Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Moderator/Chair:Paola Schulze-Belli, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Uomo, Università degli studi di Trieste
Paper 219-aGrippia, a City in a Pre-Courtly German Epic: Literary Fantasy or Myth?
(Language: English)
Jasmin Behrouzi-Rühl, Institut für Deutsche Sprache und Literatur II, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - German
Paper 219-bThe Image of the Medieval Utopian City
(Language: English)
Tessa Morrison, School of Architecture & Built Environment, University of Newcastle, New South Wales
Index terms: Architecture - General, Architecture - Religious
Paper 219-cHeavenly Jerusalem as a locus amoenus in Medieval (and Early Modern) Polish Literature
(Language: English)
Jacek Kowzan, School of Modern Languages & Cultures (Russian), University of Glasgow / Podlaska Academy, Siedlce
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Slavic
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 the shedding of new light on specific aspects of Western and Eastern images of cities and their importance.