IMC 2011: Sessions

Session 1020: Medievalism: Rulers and Outcasts of the Middle Ages in Modern Culture, 1500-2011

Wednesday 13 July 2011, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien, Universität Salzburg
Organiser:Siegrid Schmidt, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Ursula Bieber, Institut für Slawistik, Universität Salzburg
Paper 1020-aThe Many Faces of Margarete 'Maultasch', Countess of Tyrol, 1318-1369
(Language: English)
Manuel Schwembacher, Department of German Language & Literature, Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Education, Language and Literature - German
Paper 1020-c'Don't get this legendary people all muddled up!': King Arthur in Modern German Youth Literature
(Language: English)
Sarah Böhlau, Institut für Germanistik, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - German, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 1020-cThe Outlaw as a Role Model: BBC's Version of a Teenager Merlin and his Friend Arthur
(Language: English)
Janina Dillig, Institut für Germanistik, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Teaching the Middle Ages
Abstract

There are a lot of very different figures of Medieval Literatures who are fascinating still nowadays. On the one hand the bright, rich, and wellminded rulers appear in literature, painting and other areas of cultures as ideal rulers. On the other hand bad human figures as ‘Black Knights’ and witches or biests play an important role in various genres of novels, children’s literature and also in fine art. The paper of this session will demonstrate that those phenomena can be found in various countries and cultures.