IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1036: Medieval Crossovers: Literary Figures between Different Spheres and Times, between Social Classes and Cultures in (Post-)Modern Media

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg
Organiser:Siegrid Schmidt, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Jutta Baumgartner, Zentrum für Gastrosophie, Universität Salzburg
Paper 1036-aFrom Time to Time: Knightly Border Crossers on the Silver Screen
(Language: English)
Marlene Ernst, Zentrum für Gastrosophie, Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 1036-bMummenschanz in Tintagel: Knight Bedevir's Journey over the Borders of Cultures and Ways of Living
(Language: English)
Siegrid Schmidt, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1036-cMedieval Border Crossers in Modern Counter-Worlds: Neidhart and Helmbrecht
(Language: English)
Ingrid Bennewitz, Lehrstuhl für Deutsche Philologie des Mittelalters, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1036-dBeing Wild - But No Wild (Wo)man: The Oscillating Border between Human and Animal in Medieval German Literature
(Language: English)
Nora Grundtner, Fachbereich Germanistik, Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Social History
Abstract

This session focuses not on geographical borders but on historical, cultural, social, and medial ones. It deals with medieval literary figures, either fictional heroes or real (?) producers of literature that cross over borders or switch between areas. What transformations of constructing and perceiving a character are connected with those crossings, regarding the changes of times and spaces? In which cultural areas and media did those crossings take place or influence the material and ideological appearance of medieval literary figures in (post)modern times? For instance the perception of time in medieval-themed cinematic realisations can be misleading. A spotlight is put on the modern elements in the medieval and vice versa. In the novel by Wilhelm Kubie Knight Bedevir is on his journey through the centuries and the Middle Ages and King Arthur’s court. This literary work reflects on the differences and repetitions of the epochs, partly the inability of men to learn from history, not even from their own experiences.
A different image is presented in literary research where the perception of singers and poets are reconstructed. A couple of courtly members can also be found who are living at least a short time outside of society. How the courtly outsiders are described and what features them in relation and contrast to the mention of Wild(wo)men will be analysed in a fourth paper.