IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1109: Medieval German Studies: New Work from the British Isles, II

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

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 1109-aAnthologies and Pen Trials: The Transmission of Religious Poetry in 12th-Century Germany
(Language: English)
Sarah Bowden, Department of German, King's College London
Sarah Bowden, Department of German, King's College London
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1109-bModelling Meditation: The Bilingual Prayerbook of Winheid von Winsen
(Language: English)
Henrike Lähnemann, Faculty of Medieval & Modern Languages, University of Oxford
Henrike Lähnemann, Faculty of Medieval & Modern Languages, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This is the second 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 awareness of the state of the field and to increase visibility outside German Studies. Papers concerning Christian devotional writing concern the significance of the position of the 12th-century Vorauer Sündenklage in two very different manuscript contexts as part of an anthology or as a pen-trial, and the influential model set out for a text for personal devotion in the prayerbook written and illustrated by the Cistercian nun Winheid von Winsen in Medingen in 1478. A longer discussion at the send will try to identify recent trends in the field.