IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1541: Textual Thingness, I: The Materiality of What Is Written

Thursday 4 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Sophie Marshall, Institut für Germanistische Literaturwissenschaft, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Moderator/Chair:Gabriele Schichta, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Paper 1541-aOn the Relationship between Writing, Materiality, and Space: Objects and Text in Reinfrid von Braunschweig
(Language: English)
Romana Kaske, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Romana Kaske, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Index terms: Anthropology, Language and Literature - German
Paper 1541-bDubious Actions Coming to Light: On the Interconnectivity of Inscriptions and Their Materiality
(Language: English)
Florian Nieser, Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Florian Nieser, Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Anthropology, Language and Literature - German
Paper 1541-cText as Thing: The Dog Lead in Der Jüngere Titurel
(Language: English)
Tamara Elsner, Institut für Germanistische Literaturwissenschaft, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Tamara Elsner, Institut für Germanistische Literaturwissenschaft, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Index terms: Anthropology, Language and Literature - German
Abstract

In what way can we conceptualize texts as objects? This panel focuses on letters, books, epitaphs etc. as objects in premodern German narratives. The three talks revolve around the important role of the materiality of these objects.