IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 717: Communities of Reform, I: Communities of Reform in Northern Germany

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:COST Action IS 1301 'New Communities of Interpretation'
Organiser:Henrike Lähnemann, Faculty of Medieval & Modern Languages, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Sabrina Corbellini, Oudere Nederlandse Letterkunde Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26 9712 EK GRONINGEN
Paper 717-aThe Nuns' Network Letter and Manuscript Exchange in the Lüneburg Convents
(Language: English)
Henrike Lähnemann, Faculty of Medieval & Modern Languages, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Monasticism
Paper 717-bDevotional Print Culture in Northern Germany
(Language: English)
Elizabeth A. Andersen, School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Monasticism
Paper 717-cLetters from the Convent: The Nuns' Networks of Communication in Comparison with Southern Germany
(Language: English)
Anne Simon, Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Monasticism
Abstract

The sessions proposes to look at how communities in Northern Germany communicated the reform impulse of the 15th century – and how they dealt with the Reformation of the 16th century. It will explore the strategies of networking and text production within the Lüneburg convents and propose that the ‘monastic landscape’ of the late 15th century was transformed into a knowledge hub through the shared experience of conventual reform.