IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1324: Medieval Heroes and Rulers in Great Feasts, 16th-21st Centuries

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und frühe Neuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Organiser:Ursula Bieber, Fachbereich Slawistik / Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Ursula Bieber, Fachbereich Slawistik / Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Paper 1324-aMedieval Gardens as Setting for Lordly Feasts: From Sorcerous Creations to Engineering Masterworks
(Language: English)
Manuel Schwembacher, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Art History - General, Language and Literature - German
Paper 1324-bHistorical Rulers of the Past in Feasts in (Post)Modern Times: From Landshut to Disneyland
(Language: English)
Siegrid Schmidt, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1324-c'A Stomach for Honest Meat': Medieval Feasting on the Big Screen
(Language: English)
Marlene Ernst, Zentrum für Gastrosophie, Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Daily Life, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

Medieval feasts and ceremonies are adopted for contemporary events from the 16th century up to the present in multifarious ways. They were realised and actualised in different media such as printed books, natural and constructed landscapes, and films and electronic games. The topics of research for this session are: firstly, which rulers and heroes, well-known for their medieval celebrations, are still of importance for modern ones? Secondly, how is the festive context (re)constructed? Does it basically follow the medieval pattern or preferably a modern one; what kind of role or function do the chosen media play? Thirdly, to what extent are historical figures, sceneries, and meanings transformed to modern images and reception?