IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1230: Vernacularities in Post-National Perspective, III: The Worlds in and between Acculturation and Cultural Transfer

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:ERC-StG 'OVERMODE', Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wisenschaften, Wien / ERC-StG 'Holy and Lay', Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Organisers:Sabrina Corbellini, Oudere Nederlandse Letterkunde Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26 9712 EK GRONINGEN
Pavlína Rychterová, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Sita Steckel, Exzellenzcluster 'Religion & Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Respondent:Elisabeth Salter, Department of English Literature & Creative Writing, Aberystwyth University
Paper 1230-aCultural Transfer from West to East and Back Again
(Language: English)
Pavlína Rychterová, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Literacy and Orality, Theology
Paper 1230-bCultural Transfer and Religious Acculturation of the Laity
(Language: English)
Sabrina Corbellini, Oudere Nederlandse Letterkunde Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26 9712 EK GRONINGEN
Index terms: Lay Piety, Theology
Paper 1230-cCultural Transfer and Vernacular Drama
(Language: English)
Bart Ramakers, Oudere Nederlandse Letterkunde, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Abstract

The session deals with the complex and flowering field of the theories of acculturation and cultural transfer. It seems that acculturation theory has gained its own dynamics, distancing itself from the evidence; theoretical models are not our tools anymore but our masters. How can we harmonise theory, methodology and material? How can we liberate the terms culture, acculturation, cultural transfer, centre, and periphery for pragmatic research; how can we ‘medievalise’ them?