Interdisciplinary Approaches to Medieval German Studies
This panel features recent work by medievalist Germanists at Canadian universities that highlights interdisciplinary approaches to medieval German culture. The papers deal with texts, artifacts, and problems that have long been marginalized in Medieval German studies. What unites them is that each, in their own way, probes the methodological boundaries of the field, because the objects of study demand a decisively interdisciplinary and inclusive perspective.
Ann Marie Rasmussen (U Waterloo): Character, Sign, Symbol, Message: The Polyfunctionality of Lettering in the Medieval Badge Corpus
Jayna Brett (U Toronto): Zoo-therapy in Medieval German Medical Texts
Jake Wakelin (U Toronto): 'Unde alsô Philippus was begraben, dô wart Alexander ze chunige erhaben'—Succession, Rulership and Dynasty in the 'Vorau Alexander'
Find out more about the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG) and the Canadian Society of Medievalists (CSM).
With funding support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.