TitleWomen without Borders: Medieval Germany and Beyond
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
OrganiserMary Boyle, Faculty of Medieval & Modern Languages, University of Oxford
Moderator/ChairChristoph Pretzer, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Universität Bern
Paper 1233-a Women as Transcultural Agents in Medieval German Literature
(Language: English)
Doriane Zerka, Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics, University of Cambridge
Index Terms: Language and Literature - German; Women's Studies
Paper 1233-b Medievalist Women: Making the German Middle Ages Victorian
(Language: English)
Mary Boyle, Faculty of Medieval & Modern Languages, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Comparative; Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1233-c Masculine Machines of Desire: A Deleuzoguattarian Reading of Salme in Salman und Morolf
(Language: English)
Aysha Strachan, Department of German, King's College London / Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Language and Literature - German
AbstractThis session showcases exciting new work by early career researchers at the intersection of medieval German literary studies and women's studies. Each paper corresponds to the 2022 special thematic strand, crossing national, historical, and disciplinary borders. Zerka asks what role women, as agents and objects of cultural (ex)change, played in the development of a premodern transnational culture; Boyle explores 19th-
century anglophone women translators' treatments of two medieval German narratives with female protagonists, the Nibelungenlied and Kudrun; and Strachan utilises a consciously trans-historical methodology to explore masculine desire for the kidnapped and converted heathen bride at the heart of Salman und Morolf.