IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 110: Border Crossing in Medieval Short Narratives, I: Body

Monday 6 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Brevitas - Gesellschaft zur Erforschung vormoderner Kleinepik
Organiser:Silvan Wagner, Lehrstuhl für Ältere Deutsche Philologie, Universität Bayreuth
Moderator/Chair:Silvan Wagner, Lehrstuhl für Ältere Deutsche Philologie, Universität Bayreuth
Paper 110-aCrossing the Border: The Grotesque Body in Middle High German Short Epics
(Language: English)
Katharina Zeppezauer-Wachauer, Mittelhochdeutsche Begriffsdatenbank (MHDBDB), Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - German, Sexuality
Paper 110-bFragmentations and the Desire of the Text: Bodily Boundary Crossings in Medieval Short Epic Tales
(Language: English)
Marie-Luise Musiol, Institut für Germanistik und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft Universität Paderborn
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - German, Sexuality
Paper 110-cNarratives of Border Crossings in Boccaccio's Decamerone
(Language: English)
Manuel Schwembacher, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Italian
Abstract

It seems to be the destiny of borders in medieval short narratives to be crossed, demolished, and reconstructed. The effect is, after all, that one can see the function and disfunction of borders. The borderlines of medieval short narratives are very branchy: They seperate men and God, man and woman, social classes, good and bad behaviour, now and then, form and meaning and so on. The only thing in common is that the seperated aspects are compressed tightly, so that they are oscillating between antagonism and conglomeration. In our first session the body will be in focus of border crossing.