IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 825: Inscripted Objects in Middle High German Literature / Beschriftete Dinge in der mittelhochdeutschen Literatur

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Raoul Marc Etienne DuBois, Deutsches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Thomas Poser, Deutsches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Moderator/Chair:Raoul Marc Etienne DuBois, Deutsches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Paper 825-aAus der Nase Gezogen: Geheimnachrichten in Sangspruchdichtung und Meistersang
(Language: Deutsch)
Eva Locher, Deutsches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Eva Locher, Deutsches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Literacy and Orality, Rhetoric
Paper 825-bDas Minnezelt in Ulrichs von Zatzikhoven Lanzelet
(Language: Deutsch)
Thomas Poser, Deutsches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Thomas Poser, Deutsches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Mentalities, Rhetoric
Paper 825-cDas Ende einschreiben: Begräbnis, Grab und Grabinschrift im spätmittelalterlichen Schwankroman
(Language: Deutsch)
Robert Forke, Division of Literatures, Culture & Languages, Stanford University
Robert Forke, Division of Literatures, Culture & Languages, Stanford University
Index terms: Epigraphy, Language and Literature - German
Abstract

In recent years, the materiality of physical writing surfaces has increasingly raised the awareness of many medievalist disciplines. When it comes to literary representations of such ‘inscripted objects’, one might ask for their specific function within the wider semiotic system of the text: How do inscriptions complement, interfere, or even compete with the symbolic connotations of the artefact they are written on and how do they both affect the fictional world around them? The session will explore these questions with regard to samples from MHG ‘Sangspruchdichtung’, courtly epics and late medieval chapbook narratives.