IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1222: Animals and the Diversity of Pleasure, I

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Organiser:Alice Choyke, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 1222-aFun in the Chicken Run: Two 14th-Century German Poultry Poems
(Language: English)
Gabriele Klug, Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters & der frühen Neuzeit, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - German
Paper 1222-b'[…] copia autem piscium excedit fere omnia regna': The Delight of Fishes in Medieval Hungary
(Language: English)
Balázs Nagy, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest / Eötvös Loránd University
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - General
Paper 1222-cWhen Pets Go Bad: Animal Bites and the Loss of Pleasure
(Language: English)
Kathleen Walker-Meikle, Center for Digital Humanities, Saint Louis University / Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Daily Life, Medicine, Science
Abstract

The session concentrates on the variety of ways that medieval people exploited and experienced animals and animal products for their own pleasures. The spectrum ranges from the tactile pleasure of furs, the beauty of ivories to the wonderment of menageries and the emotional fulfillments offered by chicken and pets.