IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 646: Extraordinary 'Medieval' Literary Material, II: Transforming Literary Material into the Medias of Our Century

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Organiser:Siegrid Schmidt, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Gerhard Ammerer, Zentrum für Gastrosophie, Universität Salzburg
Paper 646-aDevoured Books: The Curious Case of the Single Surviving Copy in Contemporary Medievalism
(Language: English)
Ingrid Bennewitz, Lehrstuhl für Deutsche Philologie des Mittelalters, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Ingrid Bennewitz, Lehrstuhl für Deutsche Philologie des Mittelalters, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 646-bA Pseudo Manuscript: A New Edition of an Unknown Medieval Text
(Language: English)
Siegrid Schmidt, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Siegrid Schmidt, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 646-cKnights of a New Age: Appearance and Equipment
(Language: English)
Marlene Ernst, Zentrum für Gastrosophie, Universität Salzburg
Marlene Ernst, Zentrum für Gastrosophie, Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Performance Arts - Drama, Teaching the Middle Ages
Abstract

The very special meaning of a manuscript, an early print, the unique book is transferred to the present, the [post]modern times in various literary ways: One paper picks up the literary variety of this extraordinary phonemon ‘written story’ with examples of novels of the 20th and 21st century, that tell stories around and about a single surviving copy of a medieval work. A second literary method of creating a unique literary work that is connected with the Middle Ages is to invent a totally new manuscript that is to be edited with all sorts of text around as footmarks e.a. If you leave the material centre of literary works and have a look at other medias, also a lot of the material appearing in the text is changed a little but not totally. Chivalric stories of the cinematic variety do not always rely on depicting our medieval image of knights in shining armour. There are helmets, but not the helmets we expect, there is horsepower but not of the animal variety… Does the materiality matter in the end?