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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 539: The Sensuality of Things, I: Late Medieval German Manuscripts

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Oswald von Wolkenstein Gesellschaft
Organiser:Silvan Wagner, Lehrstuhl für Ältere Deutsche Philologie, Universität Bayreuth
Moderator/Chair:Silvan Wagner, Lehrstuhl für Ältere Deutsche Philologie, Universität Bayreuth
Respondent:Raoul Marc Etienne DuBois, Deutsches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Paper 539-aColours in the Illustrated Copies of Richental's Chronicle of the Council of Constance
(Language: English)
Irma Trattner, Abteilung für Bildnerische Erziehung, Kunstuniversität Linz
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 539-bThe Five Senses: Materialities and Symbolism in the Poetry of Oswald von Wolkenstein
(Language: English)
Sieglinde Hartmann, Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Mentalities

Medieval artefacts transmit intimate insights between meaning and performance. In our first session 'The Sensuality of Things', speakers aim at detecting the sensual dimensions in music, literature, and art within Late Medieval German Manuscripts. In copies of Richental’s famous Chronicle of the Council of Constance, for example, colours are used as a means of communication with its viewers. In the contemporary poetry of Oswald von Wolkenstein things are reflecting meanings between symbolism and sensuality, including all five senses.