IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 721: Memory Strategies in Wolfram von Eschenbach

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM) / German Literature in the German Middle Ages Research Unit (GLITEMA), Universidade do Porto
Organiser:John Greenfield, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM), Universidade do Porto
Moderator/Chair:Laura Auteri, Dipartimento di Scienze Umanistiche, Università degli Studi di Palermo
Paper 721-aMemory Themes in Wolfram's Parzival
(Language: English)
Mafalda Sofia Gomes, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Mentalities
Paper 721-bNarrative Times and Auctorial Memory in Wolfram's Titurel
(Language: English)
Paul Gross, Departamento de Estudos Germanísticos, Universidade do Porto
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Mentalities
Paper 721-cRecollection and Memory in Wolfram's Dawn Songs
(Language: English)
J. Carlos Teixeira, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM), Universidade do Porto
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Mentalities
Abstract

The session evaluates memory motives and memory strategies in some of Wolfram von Eschenbach’s narrative and lyric texts. The first paper focuses on Wolfram’s Arthurian and Grail romance, Parzival, examining the construction of memory themes in the diegetic world, with particular reference to the importance of the Parable of the Magpie. The second contribution discusses Wolfram’s Titurel, analysing narrative movement in time and methods of auctorial recollection, concentrating on the episode of the dog’s leash. The final paper investigates the memory motives in Wolfram’s lyric love poetry, specifically with regard to the recollections of the lovers in his dawn-songs.