IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 810: Medieval Animals, II: Creating New Kinds of Beasts

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:MAD (Medieval Animal Data Network)
Organiser:Gerhard Jaritz, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Alice Choyke, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 810-aThe Horses of the Others: Exotic Horses in Medieval Epic and Romance
(Language: English)
Levente Selaf, Department of Early Hungarian Literature, Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - Comparative
Paper 810-bThe Bonasus, Bartholomaeus Anglicus, and Other(ing) Animals: The Making of a Curious Beast
(Language: English)
Zsuzsanna Papp Reed, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Religious Life
Abstract

Medieval literature offers a wide spectrum of creations of kinds and types of animals that mainly play an important role in symbolic or metaphorical discourses. The session tries to offer some examples of this kind of fauna that can certainly be seen as part of medieval ‘reality’.