IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 206: Animals and Humans, Humans and Animals: Reflections through Reaction

Monday 6 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medieval Animal Data-Network (MAD), Central European University, Budapest
Organiser:Alice Choyke, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Gerhard Jaritz, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 206-aBorderline?: Human-Animal Interactions and the Construction of Space in Medieval Fox-Epics
(Language: English)
Michael Mecklenburg, Institut für Germanistische Mediävistik, Universität Kassel
Index terms: Anthropology, Daily Life, Language and Literature - German
Paper 206-bAnimals as Humans, Humans as Animals: Didactics in Disguise
(Language: English)
Ingrid Matschinegg, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems
Index terms: Anthropology, Daily Life, Education
Abstract

The session deals with human-animal interrelations and the effects on the ways of their perception by medieval women and men, on the one hand concerning the animals themselves, on the other hand with regard to symbolical or metaphorical constructions based on the interrelations.