IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 1516: Middle Dutch Views on Nature

Thursday 10 July 2008, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies / Werkgroep Middelnederlandse Artes-Literatuur (WEMAL), Universiteit Utrecht
Organiser:Gerard Bouwmeester, Afdeling Middelnederlandse Letterkunde, Universiteit Utrecht
Moderator/Chair:Gerard Bouwmeester, Afdeling Middelnederlandse Letterkunde, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 1516-aNature as a Metaphor: Natureingänge and the Allegoric Use of Nature in the Work of Willem van Hildegaersberch (ca. 1400)
(Language: English)
Dick E. H. de Boer, Instituut voor Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Language and Literature - Dutch
Paper 1516-bThe Middle Dutch Tradition of Women's Medicine
(Language: English)
Orlanda S. H. Lie, Faculty of Humanities, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Dutch, Women's Studies
Paper 1516-cRepresentations of the Human Body in Yperman's Cyrurgie
(Language: English)
S. Maria C. Patijn, Independent Scholar, Amsterdam
Index terms: Language and Literature - Dutch, Medicine, Science

The Low Countries have a rich medieval literary tradition. That Middle Dutch literature is less studied than its German, French, and English neighbours, is probably more because of linguistic boundaries in both primary and secondary literature than because literature from the Low Countries is not an interesting study object. In an attempt to break through this barrier, three scholars will present their Middle Dutch research projects related to this year’s thematic strand, The Natural World. There will be papers on the work of Willem van Hildegaersberch, Middle Dutch women’s secrets, and a surgeon’s manual by Jan Yperman.