IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 136: Memorising Time: The Cisiojanus as a Complex Storage of Pre-Modern Memory

Monday 2 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Silvan Wagner, Lehrstuhl für Ältere Deutsche Philologie, Universität Bayreuth
Moderator/Chair:Silvan Wagner, Lehrstuhl für Ältere Deutsche Philologie, Universität Bayreuth
Paper 136-aSinging the Year All at Once: When Memoria Disciplines the Divine Office
(Language: English)
Irene Holzer, Institut für Historische Musikwissenschaft, Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Liturgy, Music, Performance Arts - General
Paper 136-bAll Days Are Equal, but Some Days Are More Equal than Others: Late Medieval German Cisiojani and Their Structure of Time
(Language: English)
Silvan Wagner, Lehrstuhl für Ältere Deutsche Philologie, Universität Bayreuth
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - German, Mentalities
Paper 136-cThe Memory of Saints and His Stratifications: A Philological Approach to the Study of Italian Cisiojani
(Language: English)
Nicola De Nisco, Dipartimento di scienze umane e sociali, Università per Stranieri di Perugia
Index terms: Language and Literature - Italian, Liturgy, Mentalities
Abstract

With the so called Cisiojanus, the late Middle Ages invented an artistical way of memorizing the calendar of the saints: Poems which were sometimes complex and beautiful, sometimes a little bit irritating and clumsy, helped to remember every saint for every single day in the year. In Latin at first, but soon in every European vernacular langage, the Cisiojani are transmitting a fascinating and highly differentiated pre-modern memory of time. The single contributions of the sessions will examine musical, philological, and linguistical dimensions of latin and vernacular Cisiojani from the late Middle Ages.