IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1618: New Texts and Genres in European Medieval Literature, II

Thursday 9 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Organiser:Siegrid Schmidt, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Siegrid Schmidt, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Paper 1618-aArithmetic Books: A New Genre for an Evolving Science
(Language: English)
Michaela Wiesinger, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - German, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Science
Paper 1618-bThe Form of the Excluded: ‘Märendichtung’ as a Deviant Complementary Genre
(Language: English)
Silvan Wagner, Lehrstuhl für Ältere Deutsche Philologie, Universität Bayreuth
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Mentalities
Paper 1618-cCookbooks and Cooking Terms: A New Genre in Early Modern Time?
(Language: English)
Katharina Zeppezauer-Wachauer, Mittelhochdeutsche Begriffsdatenbank, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - German, Technology
Abstract

The literature of the Middle Ages seems – at least problably 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 phenomenons are to be discussed in this session.