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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 843: Correlations between Poetry and Drama

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Société Internationale pour l’étude du Théâtre Médiéval
Organiser:Cora Dietl, Institut für Germanistik, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Moderator/Chair:Cora Dietl, Institut für Germanistik, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Paper 843-aThe Virgin Mary between Orthodoxy and Reform in Medieval Bohemia: Drama, Poetry, Prose
(Language: English)
Eliška Kubartová, Katedra divadelních a filmových studií, Univerzita Palackého, Olomouc
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Language and Literature - Latin, Language and Literature - Other, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 843-bThe Virgin Mary in Late Medieval Catalan Drama and Poetry: Interdependencies and Correlations
(Language: English)
Lenke Kovács, Departament de Filologia Catalana i Lingüística General, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Lay Piety, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 843-cBetween Prefiguration and Example: Between Christian and Jewish Traditions - Queen Esther in 16th-Century Drama and Poetry
(Language: English)
Cora Dietl, Institut für Germanistik, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Language and Literature - Other, Lay Piety, Performance Arts - Drama
Abstract

Even though the performativity of both lyric poetry and verse epic has attracted much attention in the last decades, epic, lyric, and dramatic literature still tends to be regarded separately, not respecting whether the texts might have been performed in the same area and with an overlapping audience. The papers in this session enquire in possible correlations and cross-references between religious lyric and religious drama, especially focussing on Marian literature.

Paper -a relates Marian Laments in German, Latin, and Czech language to various forms of Marian literature in prose, poetry, and drama in 14th-century Bohemia, which could serve as a support to orthodoxy, or channel subversive undercurrents.
Paper -b compares the poems contained in the 1474 collection Trobes en lahors de la Verge Maria with two Catalan plays of the Assumption of Mary. It investigates how they communicate Mariological theology and thereby reflect each other.
Paper -c deals with the figure of Esther as a prefiguration of Mary in the late 1597 augmentation of the Lucerne Easter Play. The paper traces the various influences of Jewish and Protestant drama and song as well as of older Catholic traditions in the play.