IMC 2010: Sessions

Session 722: Medieval Motifs and Figures on their Journey through the Centuries (15th-21st Centuries), I: Transformations of Visual and Literary Concepts

Tuesday 13 July 2010, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien, Universität Salzburg
Organiser:Siegrid Schmidt, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Ursula Bieber, Institut für Slawistik, Universität Salzburg
Paper 722-aThe Processes of Transformation in Fine Art from the Middle Ages to 20th Century
(Language: English)
Irma Trattner, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Religious Life
Paper 722-b'There's no survival book for the Middle Ages': Young German Time Travel Fiction by Cornelia Funke and Pete Smith
(Language: English)
Sarah Böhlau, Institut für Germanistik, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 722-cMedieval Motifs in Joseph Ladurner's Tales (Written in Tyrol 1809-1812)
(Language: English)
Manuel Schwembacher, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien, Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Local History, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

This session wants to discuss travels of time but not only those of persons but of literary figures and motifs. In fine art, in literature, and in music e.a. you can find memories of the Middle Ages in different forms: either a whole story is retold or only a part of it is taken up for a new cultural work. But the ‘modern artist’ mostly does not take the original medieval version of a cultural phenomenon but its transformed one. These transformations include the change of the media, the change of value of a figure or the change of time and space where the topic is situated. And all these changes themselves are part of the new artistic work. The speakers will present examples of literature and of fine art and will discuss the process of transformation.