IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1724: From Joy to Sorrow: Feasting and Its Emotional and Pecuniary Concomitants

Thursday 7 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und frühe Neuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Organiser:Manuel Schwembacher, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Manuel Schwembacher, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Paper 1724-aHow to Settle a Drinking Bill: Reckoning Books and the Regula Virginis
(Language: English)
Michaela Wiesinger, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Wien
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Science
Paper 1724-bThe Emptiness of Plenty: Food, Wine, Love, and Hate in Gottfried's Tristan and the Icelandic Tristrams Saga
(Language: English)
Joshua Davis, Department of German, Wake Forest University, Wien
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - German
Abstract

Narrative approaches to feasts can be found in different contexts within a wide variety of medieval texts and genres. Amongst others, these depictions are frequently characterized by sheer opulence and an excessive abundance of goods. Unsurprisingly, such bold narrative richness often contrasts with real conditions and reflects in different ways economic tensions and pecuniary problems. This section discusses manifestations of such relationships of tension in different genres (Arthurian romances, drinking songs, as well as reckoning books).