Aspects of the Performative in Medieval Culture

Aspects of the Performative in Medieval Culture

by Manuele Gragnolati, Almut Suerbaum

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ISBN-13: 9783110222470
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 04/29/2010
Series: Trends in Medieval Philology Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 319
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Manuele Gragnolati and Almut Suerbaum, University of Oxford, UK.

Table of Contents

Medieval Culture 'betwixt and between'. An introduction Almut Suerbaum Manuele Gragnolati 1

I 'Präsenzeffekte': Performative presence in ritual acts of remembrance

Performing the Penitential Psalms in the Middle Ages: Maidstone and Bampton Annie Sutherland 15

'Remember me in your prayers': Reading the Church Slavonic Psalter as an act of commemoration C. M. MacRobert 39

Performing Parliament in the Rotuli Parliamentorum Benjamin Thompson 61

II Performing the self: Constructions of authorial identity

Scurrilitas: Sex, magic, rhetoric, and performance of fictionality in Anselm of Besate's Rhetorimachia Monika Otter 101

Authorship and performance in Dante's Vita nova Manuele Gragnolati 125

Paradoxes of performance: Autobiography in the songs of Hugo von Montfort and Oswald von Wolkenstein Almut Suerbaum 143

Performative desires: Sereni's restaging of Dante and Petrarch Francesca Southerden 165

III Embodied voice: Reading and re-reading

Singing to the Virgin and joking with the singers: Josquin's Inviolata Owen Rees 199

Re-presenting set-piece description in the courtly romance: Hartmann's adaptation of Chrétien's Erec et Enide Melanie Florence 221

'Ich pin der haid Aristotiles. ein exemple nemend des': Performing Aristotle's lessons Alastair Matthews 245

Dante's reception in German literature: a question of performance? Fabian Lampart 277

List of abbreviations 299

Selected bibliography 301

Index 315

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