IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1518: New Texts and Genres in European Medieval Literature, I

Thursday 9 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (ZEMAS), Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Organiser:Ingrid Bennewitz, Lehrstuhl für Deutsche Philologie des Mittelalters, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Moderator/Chair:Ingrid Bennewitz, Lehrstuhl für Deutsche Philologie des Mittelalters, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Paper 1518-aRenewal and Evolution: Narrative Paradigms in Early German Prose Romances
(Language: English)
Susanne Knaeble, Lehrstuhl für Ältere Deutsche Philologie, Universität Bayreuth
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Rhetoric
Paper 1518-bThe Path of the Righteous Text: Vernacular Retextualistions of Apocryphal Traditions in Middle High German Chronicles
(Language: English)
Christoph Pretzer, Lehrstuhl für Deutsche Philologie des Mittelalters, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg / Department of German & Dutch, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - German
Paper 1518-cZum Sprachwechsel Latein-Französisch als Urkunden- und Literatursprache in der Ile-de-France im 13. Jahrhundert
(Language: Deutsch)
Philipp Burdy, Lehrstuhl für Romanische Sprachwissenschaft, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Language and Literature - Latin
Abstract

The literature of the Middle Ages seems – at least probably because of the scientific way of categorization – to be clearly classified in several genres like ‘courtly romance’, ‘heroic epic’, ‘Minnerede’ or ‘Minnesang’. This changes in the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Times: The number of genres increases and quite a few genres or types of literature were adopted from antiquity and were refined. So on the one hand there are new genres like recipes, on the other hand we find transformations like the change from verse to prose in romances. Some of these phenomena are to be discussed in this session.