IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1015: Medievalism: Medieval Rules in Modern Culture and Literature

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Organiser:Siegrid Schmidt, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Jan Cemper-Kiesslich, Interfakultärer Fachbereich Gerichtsmedizin und Forensische Neuropsychiatrie, Universität Salzburg
Paper 1015-aThe Rule of St Benedict: Its Origins and Its Modern Relevance
(Language: English)
Paola Schulze-Belli, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Uomo, Università degli studi di Trieste
Index terms: Gender Studies, Hagiography, Language and Literature - German
Paper 1015-bMedieval Literature and Its Contemporary Handling in the Middle-High German Conceptual Database: Die Mittelhochdeutsche Begriffsdatenbank
(Language: Deutsch)
Katharina Zeppezauer-Wachauer, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1015-cNew Literary Rules for King Arthur and His Knights
(Language: English)
Siegrid Schmidt, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Gender Studies, Language and Literature - German, Teaching the Middle Ages

There are a lot of everyday rules, cultural rules and agreements, literary structures and rules, religious orders and rules of the Middle Aages that have survived up to modern times. But they have not been the same ones. For instance sometimes only a word still exists with another meaning or not exactly equivalent meaning, as ‘Ritterlichkeit’ or with different meaning ‘wib : weib’. We still know some religious customs and rules but they don’t have this high relevance for our everyday life as they had in the middle ages. For some occasions we still have dress-codes but they are aimed other events and other groups of people and other dressings. We still know the lyrics and the epics, the literary texts of the Middle Ages but nowadays they are told in a different way, sometimes for a different audience and, of course, they appear in another media. This session will give three exemples of this turn of rules.