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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 119: Social Boundaries in Language and Literature: Gender and Religion

Monday 6 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (ZEMAS), Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Organiser:Christof Rolker, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Moderator/Chair:Nathalie-Josephine von Möllendorff, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Technische Universität Dortmund / Universität Bern
Paper 119-a(Social) Gender Borders: Modelling Semantic Change in Nouns Denoting Humans
(Language: English)
Seraina Plotke, Institut für Germanistik Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - German, Social History
Paper 119-bLists and the Border between Similitude and Difference: Appraising Order in Mechthild von Magdeburg’s Das Fließende Licht der Gottheit
(Language: English)
Alyssa Steiner, Medieval & Modern Languages, University of Oxford
Index terms: Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 119-cFraming of Enemies in the Chanson d’Antioche as Propaganda Tool
(Language: English)
Clemens Maria Odersky, Institut für Romanistik Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Index terms: Crusades, Language and Literature - French or Occitan

The session will present current research by the Bamberg Centre for Medieval Studies (ZEMAS). Seraina Plotke will ask how gender borders manifest themselves in language use (esp. nouns denoting females) and how they allow for semantic change in medieval German. Alyssa Steiner's paper will explore the role of lists in establishing difference and similitude in mystical literature. Clemens Odersky, taking the Chanson d’Antioche as an example, will address the us/them dichotomy in French crusade literature.