IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1741: Textual Thingness, III: The Power of Readable Objects

Thursday 4 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Sophie Marshall, Institut für Germanistische Literaturwissenschaft, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Moderator/Chair:Silvan Wagner, Lehrstuhl für Ältere Deutsche Philologie, Universität Bayreuth
Paper 1741-aInventories as Artefacts and Texts, 14th-15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Christina Antenhofer, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Universität Innsbruck
Christina Antenhofer, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Universität Innsbruck
Index terms: Anthropology, Social History
Paper 1741-bObjects to Comment on and an Armour of Sound: On the Medieval Tradition of Glosses and the Carmen ad Deum
(Language: English)
Sophie Marshall, Institut für Germanistische Literaturwissenschaft, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Sophie Marshall, Institut für Germanistische Literaturwissenschaft, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Index terms: Anthropology, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1741-cVeldeke's Stolen Manuscript: On the Edge between 'Concrete' and 'Imagined' Materiality
(Language: English)
Daria Norma Jansen, Deutsches Seminar, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Daria Norma Jansen, Deutsches Seminar, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Anthropology, Language and Literature - German, Literacy and Orality
Abstract

This panel discusses the power of texts as objects in given historical (religious or political) contexts. What is the value or benefit of texts beyond their readability – and to what extent do they gain their value from their materiality?