IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 817: Between Encyclopaedia and Physiologus: The Literary Animal in between Zoology and Allegorical Interpretation, II - Animals

Tuesday 8 July 2008, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliches Forschungszentrum Mainz - Trier (HKFZ) / Animaliter-Projekt
Organiser:Sabine Obermaier, Deutsches Institut, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Moderator/Chair:Baudouin van den Abeele, Département d'histoire, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
Paper 817-aDragons: Allegorical Pets or Pagan Monsters?
(Language: English)
Thomas Honegger, Institut für Anglistik, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Middle English
Paper 817-bThe Elephant's Knee-Caps and a New Dictionary of Medieval Animal Lore
(Language: English)
Richard Trachsler, UFR Littérature Française et Comparée, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne / Universität Zürich
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 817-cThe Chameleontic Fox
(Language: English)
Paul Wackers, Departement Nederlands, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Language and Literature - Dutch, Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities
Abstract

The research in the second part of this section (for a description see part I) focuses on particular animals. It will be shown in detail how the specific literary meaning(s) of the respective animals is (are) related to zoology on the one hand, and to the allegorical interpretation of animals on the other hand.