IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1148: From Fiction to Letter, from Letter to Fiction: Three Perspectives on Medieval German Epistolography

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM) / German Literature in the European 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:Maria Clara Barros, Centro de Linguística, Universidade do Porto
Paper 1148-aTo Brief or Not to Brief: Silence, Transgression, and Epistolography in the German Minnesang
(Language: English)
J. Carlos Teixeira, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM), Universidade do Porto
J. Carlos Teixeira, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM), Universidade do Porto
J. Carlos Teixeira, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM), Universidade do Porto
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Music
Paper 1148-bResemblance and Difference: The Letter-Motif in Heinrich von Veldeke's Eneasroman
(Language: English)
Mafalda Sofia Gomes, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto
Mafalda Sofia Gomes, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto
Mafalda Sofia Gomes, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Women's Studies
Paper 1148-cDrawing by Letters: The Epistolographic Origin of Dürer's Rhinocerus
(Language: English)
Paul Gross, Departamento de Estudos Germanísticos, Universidade do Porto
Paul Gross, Departamento de Estudos Germanísticos, Universidade do Porto
Paul Gross, Departamento de Estudos Germanísticos, Universidade do Porto
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Printing History
Abstract

Considering materiality within the context of medieval culture implies the examination of the different ways in which information was transmitted: this is also linked to questions relating to the discursive tradition of epistolography. Focusing on the German speaking world, this session explores facets of the fictional and the factual in epistolography and analyses how letters were perceived in different scenarios, genres and epochs from the poetry of ‘Minnesang’, through the epic of the ‘Eneasroman’ to strange news about Dürer’s Rhinocerus.