Diz vliegende bîspel

Ambiguity in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

Author: Marian E. Polhill

Publisher: V&R Unipress

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Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 254

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The volume explores the theme of ambiguity in medieval and early modern literature in essays honoring the life and work of Arthur Groos, Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Cornell University, USA, emeritus. The famous expression diz vliegende bîspel from Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival is its watchword. In the poem the black and white plumage of the magpie represents the characteristic complexity, ambiguity, and ambivalence of the romance. Removed from its historical context the expression is also a figure of Arthur Groos’s wide-ranging intellectual flight. In addition to his work on medieval German verse narrative, he has made important contributions to courtly love poetry, medieval and early modern scientific literature, early modern German literature in general, and especially to opera.

Diz vliegende bîspel

Ambiguity in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

Author: Marian E. Polhill

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

View: 102

The volume explores the theme of ambiguity in medieval and early modern literature in essays honoring the life and work of Arthur Groos, Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Cornell University, USA, emeritus. The famous expression diz vliegende bîspel from Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival is its watchword. In the poem the black and white plumage of the magpie represents the characteristic complexity, ambiguity, and ambivalence of the romance. Removed from its historical context the expression is also a figure of Arthur Groos’s wide-ranging intellectual flight. In addition to his work on medieval German verse narrative, he has made important contributions to courtly love poetry, medieval and early modern scientific literature, early modern German literature in general, and especially to opera.

Diz Vliegende Bîspel

Ambiguity in Medieval and Early Modern Literature : Essays in Honor of Arthur Groos

Author: Marian E. Polhill

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"Vom Altern der Texte"

Bausteine für eine Geschichte des interkulturellen Wissenstransfers

Author: Hartwig Kalverkämper

Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH

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Category: Translating and interpreting

Page: 448

View: 974

Herrschaft im Hochmittelalter

Essays zu einem Sonderproblem der älteren deutschen Literatur

Author: Christian Gellinek

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Category: Authority

Page: 180

View: 479

Medieval Literature on Display

Heritage and Culture in Modern Germany

Author: Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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How is the medieval world depicted today? Two German museums serve as case studies for a vibrant, imaginative, and provocative enactment of twenty-first century medievalism: the Museum Wolfram von Eschenbach in Wolframs Eschenbach (1995) and the Nibelung Museum in Worms (2001). Emerging around the turn of the 20th century, the museums explore medieval German literature, cultural memory and local history. As the museums reconstruct and transform medieval narratives for the contemporary audience, they enact the process of medievalism: they reveal how memory, through the lens of the middle ages, shapes modern cultural identity and heritage. Medieval Literature on Display thereby contributes to important conversations about medievalism's role in constructing and affirming cultural identity, in conceptualizing and finding places for the future of the past. This unique book is vital reading for scholars of medieval literature and historians of medieval Europe, as well as scholars of visual culture and museum studies.

Vernacular Literary Theory in the Middle Ages

The German Tradition, 800-1300, in Its European Context

Author: Walter Haug

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 426

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This is a critically acclaimed study of medieval literary theory.

An Introduction to Wolframs 'Parzival'

Author: Hugh Sacker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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This book provides a series of introductory essays relating to Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival.

Conflicting Femininities in Medieval German Literature

Author: Karina Marie Ash

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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Drastic changes in lay religiosity during the High Middle Ages spurred anxiety about women forsaking their secular roles as wives and mothers for religious ones as nuns and beguines. This anxiety and the subsequent need to model an ideal of feminine behavior for the laity is particularly expressed in the German versions of Latin and French narratives. Using thirteenth-century penitentials, monastic exempla, and sermons, Karina Marie Ash clarifies how secular wifehood was recast as a quasi-religious role and, in German epics and romances from the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries, how female characters are adapted to promote the salvific nature of worldly love in ways that echo the pastoral reevaluation of women at that time. Then she argues that mid and late thirteenth-century German literature not only reflects this impulse to idealize women's roles in lay society but also to promote an alternative model of femininity that deploys ways of privileging secular roles for women over religious ones. These continuously evolving readaptations of female protagonists across cultures and across centuries reflect fictive solutions for real historical concerns about women that not only complement contemporary pastoral and legal reforms but are also unique to medieval German literature.

A Companion to Wolfram's Parzival

Author: Will Hasty

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 295

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Up-to-date criticism and commentary on the greatest of the German courtly epics.

Romancing the Grail

Genre, Science, and Quest in Wolfram's Parzival

Author: Arthur Groos

Publisher: Cornell University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

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Arthur Groos here challenges traditional approaches to Wolfram von Eschenbach's quest-romance Parzival (ca. 1210). He offers a new model for reading the text in the light of narrative theory by means of close textual analysis as well as scrupulous investigation of Wolfram's scientific sources. Taking as his starting point the assertion by the Russian narrative theorist Mikhail Bakhtin that Parzival achieved a pluralism of novelistic discourse generally associated with more recent works, Groos traces several strands of narrative - especially Arthurian and Grail. He focuses on crucial episodes in the hero's quest, ranging from his discovery of knighthood to the healing of the Fisher King, and shows how Wolfram transposes the clerical French perspective of Chretien de Troyes's Li Contes del Graal into the context of chivalric German culture. Examining the variety of language registers and genres incorporated in Parzival, Groos demonstrates that the interaction of chivalric romance, hagiography, dynastic chronicle, and scientific and medical treatise produces a decentered fictional universe in which various religious and secular viewpoints enter into dialogue. In the Grail episodes in particular, Groos finds a narrative universe that both suggests a transcendent teleology and resists ideological closure.

Doing Cultural History

Insights, Innovations, Impulses

Author: Judith Mengler

Publisher: transcript Verlag

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Category: History

Page: 198

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"Doing Cultural History" collects papers on a variety of topics. The issues addressed span from the 12th to the 21st century and include the communication of peace in written and pictorial sources, narrative structures in legal texts, masculinity and violence, and new research into Scottish medieval history as well as a comparison of religious theme parks and the perception of sorcery and false saintliness in early modern Spain.

Inventiones

Fiction and Referentiality in Twelfth-Century English Historical Writing

Author: Monika Otter

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Combining literary theory and historiography, Monika Otter explores the relationship between history and fiction in the Latin literature of twelfth-century England. The beginnings of fiction have commonly been associated with vernacular romance, but Otter demonstrates that writers of Latin historical narratives also employed the self-referential techniques characteristic of fiction. Beginning with inventiones, a genre dealing with the discovery of saints' relics, Otter reveals how exploring the fundamental problems of writing history and the nature of truth itself leads monastic or clerical Latin writers to a budding awareness of fictionality. According to Otter, accounts of conquests, treasure hunts, descents into underground worlds, and efforts (usually unsuccessful) to retrieve subterranean objects serve as self-referential metaphors for the problems of accessing and retrieving the past; they are thus designed to shake the reader's faith in historical representation and highlight the textuality of the historical account. Otter traces this self-conscious use of fictional elements within historical narrative through the works of William of Malmesbury, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Gerald of Wales, Walter Map, and William of Newburgh. Originally published in 1996. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

The Arthurian Bibliography

Author: Caroline Palmer

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 761

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Details of all published Arthurian work post 1978 to 1992.

Arthurian Studies in Honour of P.J.C. Field

Author: P. J. C. Field

Publisher: DS Brewer

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 333

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Studies range over the whole field of Arthurian literature, in Europe and North America, with special focus on Malory and Morte Darthur.

Lexicon of the Mediaeval German Hunt

A Lexicon of Middle High German Terms (1050-1500), associated with the Chase, Hunting with Bows, Falconry, Trapping and Fowling

Author: David Dalby

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 385

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Wolfram-Studien

Hrsg. von Werner Schröder

Author: Werner Schröder

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