IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 332: Around and about Hrotsvitha and Medieval Latin Drama

Monday 1 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Latin Series, Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library
Organiser:Danuta Shanzer, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein, Universität Wien
Moderator/Chair:Kurt Smolak, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein, Universität Wien / Institut für Schriftwesen und Textedition, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 332-aThe Meta-Theatrical and the Dramatic in Late Antique and Early Medieval Latin Hagiography: Hrotsvitha's Antecedents Revisited
(Language: English)
Danuta Shanzer, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein, Universität Wien
Danuta Shanzer, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein, Universität Wien
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 332-bHrotsvitha's Dramatic Dialogues and Terence
(Language: English)
Sabina Tuzzo, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università del Salento, Lecce
Sabina Tuzzo, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università del Salento, Lecce
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 332-cExploring the Importance of Debate Poems for Latin Drama of the High Middle Ages: Hildegard of Bingen's Ordo Virtutum
(Language: English)
Dinah Wouters, Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte, Universiteit Gent
Dinah Wouters, Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Performance Arts - Drama
Abstract

This literary historical panel is a pendant to the DOML panel ‘Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim’s Hagiographical Drama: Codicology, Quellenforschung, und Literary Strategies’ and should be scheduled after it Paper 1 will explore possible hagiographical (and other) antecedents for Hrotsvitha’s dramatic treatment of martyrs, aiming to go beyond the usual recourse to ancient acta proconsularia. Paper 2 will study Hrotsvitha’s transformative intertextual relationship to Terence’s earthly sexuality. Paper 3 will examine Hildegard of Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum, a musical play with allegorical personifications, not anachronistically in relation to later allegorical drama, but in relation to Medieval Latin Streitgedichten.