IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1115: Encounters of Christians and Heathens in Medieval Latin, German, and Old Norse Literature and Historiography, II: From 1200 to 1500

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Schwerpunktprogramm 1173 'Integration und Desintegration der Kulturen im europäischen Mittelalter' (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), Forschungsprojekte der Universitäten Heidelberg, München, Saarbrücken und Zürich
Organiser:Uta Goerlitz, Abteilung für germanistische Mediävistik, Institut für Deutsche Philologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Moderator/Chair:Sieglinde Hartmann, Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Paper 1115-aDuke Ernst of Bavaria and the Heathens: Narrative Transformations of the Middle High German Herzog Ernst in Latin and German Versions of the 13th to 15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Uta Goerlitz, Abteilung für germanistische Mediävistik, Institut für Deutsche Philologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Index terms: Crusades, Hagiography, Language and Literature - German, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1115-bNames of Christians, Names of Heathens: The Construction of Christian and Heathen Spaces in Wolfram of Eschenbach's Willehalm
(Language: English)
Christa Jochum-Godglück, Abteilung für Mediävistik und Ältere Deutsche Philologie, Universität des Saarlandes
Index terms: Crusades, Hagiography, Language and Literature - German, Religious Life
Paper 1115-cChristians and Heathens in the Letter of Prester John in the Reception of Albrecht's Jüngerer Titurel
(Language: English)
Julia Zimmermann, Deutsches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Index terms: Crusades, Language and Literature - German, Language and Literature - Latin
Abstract

In the Middle Ages Non-Christians and in particular Muslims were, from a Christian perspective, often without any differentiation depicted as ‘Heathens’ whose civilization at the same time seemed strange and captivating. The two sessions sponsored by the Schwerpunktprogramm 1173 ‘Integration und Desintegration der Kulturen im europäischen Mittelalter’ (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), will ask for narrative encounters of Christians and ‘Heathens’ in historiographical and literary texts from the beginning of the Middle Ages to 1500 which are written in the German Vernacular, in Old Norse, and in Latin. Thus, the sessions aim to promote discussion and dialogue across the disciplinary boundaries of Medieval German Literature, Linguistics, and History.