IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 129: Reading Medieval Literature: New Approaches

Monday 4 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Onderzoekschool Mediëvistiek
Organiser:Rob Meens, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Moderator/Chair:Sabrina Corbellini, Oudere Nederlandse Letterkunde Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26 9712 EK GRONINGEN
Paper 129-aInterpreting the Alexandreis: An Interdisciplinary Approach
(Language: English)
Ivo Wolsing, Faculteit der Letteren, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Ivo Wolsing, Faculteit der Letteren, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Literacy and Orality
Paper 129-bPerceptions of Sexuality, Sexual Desire, and Sexual Identity in Italy, 1450-1500
(Language: English)
Marlisa den Hartog, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Leiden
Marlisa den Hartog, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Italian, Sexuality
Paper 129-cOn the Literary Practice of Continuation Works: Structure, Meaning, and Expectations in the Midde Dutch Roman van Walewein
(Language: English)
Jelmar Hugen, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Jelmar Hugen, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Language and Literature - Dutch, Rhetoric
Abstract

This session sponsored by the Onderzoekschool Mediëvistiek focuses on new ways of reading and interpreting medieval literary works from various backgrounds. How can we use different disciplines and new approaches in order to reveal the structure and meaning of medieval works of literature? Papers deal with a classic work of literature such a Walther de Chatillon’s Alexandreis, with Italian novellae and the Middle Dutch epic of Walewein, thereby covering an interesting range of genres and regions.