IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 518: Outlaws and Outcasts in Medieval Europe

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (ZEMAS), Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Organiser:Ingrid Bennewitz, Lehrstuhl für Deutsche Philologie des Mittelalters, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Moderator/Chair:Ingrid Bennewitz, Lehrstuhl für Deutsche Philologie des Mittelalters, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Paper 518-a'Walk honestly in the presence of those who are outsiders': Aquinas on Jews, Muslims, and Heretics
(Language: English)
Marko Fuchs, Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (ZEMAS), Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Philosophy
Paper 518-bA Courtly Woodgnome?: The Stricker's Short Narratives between Banality and Complexity
(Language: English)
Silvan Wagner, Lehrstuhl für Ältere Deutsche Philologie, Universität Bayreuth
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Performance Arts - General
Abstract

Both medieval chronicles as well as literary, theological, and philosophical texts repeatedly broach the issue of cultural, social, and religious ‘otherness’. Arguing from the perspective of various medieval studies disciplines, the planned section questions the categories used to portray this ‘otherness’ in different texts and the resulting consequences for treating characters that are being cast out or perceived as outcasts.