IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1009: Medieval German Studies: New Work from the British Isles, I

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Bettina Bildhauer, School of Modern Languages - German, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Bettina Bildhauer, School of Modern Languages - German, University of St Andrews
Paper 1009-aNibelungenlied for a New Generation?: Clashes of Culture in Feridun Zaimoglu and Günter Senkel’s Siegfrieds Erben (2018)
(Language: English)
Cordula Böcking-Politis, Department of German, Maynooth University
Cordula Böcking-Politis, Department of German, Maynooth University
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1009-bToledo and the Mediterranean Space in Herzog Herpin
(Language: English)
Doriane Zerka, Department of German, King's College London
Doriane Zerka, Department of German, King's College London
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - German
Paper 1009-cGaining a Lover with Necromancy: Meliur as a Sexual Predator in Konrad on Würzburg's Partonopier und Meliur
(Language: English)
Aysha Strachan, Department of German, King's College London
Aysha Strachan, Department of German, King's College London
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - German
Abstract

This is the first in a new series of sessions designed to showcase current work from British and Irish colleagues in German studies in order to foster a greater sense of the state of the field and to increase visibility outside German studies. Papers address medievalism, both in the new play commissioned for the Nibelungen theatre festival, adapting the Song of the Nibelungs to deal with culture clashes in a post-migrant society and in 19th-century Anglophone adaptations of the Song of the Nibelungs. A third paper deals with the little-researched Herzog Herpin, focusing on Toledo as a space where boundaries between gender and religion can be transgressed and new storylines can develop.