IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 619: Pleasure in Violence, II: Fictional and Pseudo-Historiographical Literature

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Forschergruppe 'Gewaltgemeinschaften', Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen / Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft
Organiser:Cora Dietl, Institut für Germanistik, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Moderator/Chair:Titus Knäpper, Institut für Germanistik, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Paper 619-aDie Lust an erzählter Gewalt: Virtuelle Gewaltgemeinschaften in 'Der Wiener Meerfahrt'
(Language: Deutsch)
Silvan Wagner, Lehrstuhl für Ältere Deutsche Philologie, Universität Bayreuth
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Performance Arts - General
Paper 619-bBlood, Glory, and the Greater Good of the People: Depicting a King's Violence
(Language: English)
Dagmar Schmidt, Historisches Institut, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Local History, Military History
Paper 619-cSüße Rache: Kollektiver Gewaltgenuss im Roman der Lorreinen und in seinen französischen Vorlagen
(Language: Deutsch)
Claudia Ansorge, Institut für Germanistik, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Dutch
Abstract

Both in medieval fictional and in pseudo-historiographical literature, acts or depictions of violence often aim at some kind of pleasure arising in those who learn about the violence when it has come to its end. There are festivities celebrating the (victorious) end of a battle within the narrated plot, there are the pleasures of pride arising in both the victorious fighters in the text and those who feel related to them outside of the narrated world, and there are the pleasures of the audience during and after the recitation of acts of violence. The papers in this session show how these different kinds of pleasure in and after violence intermingle and how they are functionalized in different literary genres: the maere, the chanson de geste and the chronicle.