Session132
TitleTemporal and Textual Borders in Female Convents from the Late Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserYao Lu, Germanistische Mediävistik, Deutsches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
 
Moderator/ChairMagdalena Müller, Historisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
 
Paper 132-a Negotiating Temporal Boundaries: A Compendium from the Penitents of St Mary Magdalene
(Language: English)
Meret Wüthrich, Germanistische Mediävistik, Deutsches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index Terms: Language and Literature - German; Liturgy; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Monasticism
Paper 132-b Adelhausen Sisterbook Unchained: A Textual History on Its Changing Borders
(Language: English)
Yao Lu, Germanistische Mediävistik, Deutsches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index Terms: Language and Literature - German; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Religious Life; Women's Studies
Paper 132-c Transcending the Bounds of Time in Remembrance: The Nuremberg Poor Clares' Chronicles
(Language: English)
Lea von Berg, Deutsches Seminar, Germanistische Mediävistik, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Language and Literature - German; Women's Studies
 
AbstractThis session focuses on the temporal and textual borders in female convents' writing from the Late Middle Ages to the early modern period of south Germany. Paper A demonstrates how the Penitents of St Mary Magdalene were shaping their identity by compiling texts from different periods in one manuscript. Paper B illustrates that, with copying, collecting, and rewriting in the textual history of Adelhausen Sisterbook, borders of different institutions dissolved and a collective border was generated. Paper C examines the Nuremberg Poor Clares' Chronicles as a respective memory work from their writing in the first half of the 16th century over their rediscovery in the 19th century to the present.