Interfaces no. 9
Interfaces no. 9
The newest issue of Interfaces: A Journal of Medieval European Literatures is now available online! As always it is open access and can be read online or downloaded.
The issue is titled Transformations and Translocations of Medieval Literature and it brings together papers given at the Centre for Medieval Literature's symposium on 'Moving Forms: The Transformations and Translocations of Medieval Literature,' held in Athens in 2019. At the heart of the symposium was the exploration of the ways in which the movement of people and books across space and time were driving forces of medieval European literary and intellectual culture. Building on the practices of both comparative literature and entangled history, the symposium aimed to open up connections between literary cultures often considered to be separate. The articles published here cross the geographies and chronologies of medieval literature as they consider a range of forms, from romance to legal writing and from history-writing to animal fables, in examining texts from Georgia, Egypt, Bohemia, Scandinavia and Western Europe (with extensions across the Atlantic into the Americas). While each paper has something for the specialist, we hope that they collectively encourage reading across the full issue, inviting readers to enter into the expanded, comparative and connected, approach to medieval literatures that the symposium explored.
- Elizabeth M. Tyler, Paolo Borsa, Christian Høgel, Lars Boje Mortensen. Introduction to 'Interfaces' 9 1-9
- Helen F. Leslie-Jacobsen. The Parergon and the Transformation of the Prologues to the Medieval and Early Modern Norwegian 'Landslǫg' (1274–1604) 10-39
- Pavlína Cermanová, Václav Žůrek. Reading Alexander the Great in Medieval Bohemia: A Moralistic Example and a Functional Label 40-69
- Sandro Nikolaishvili. The Georgian Milieu and the Metaphrastic Menologion: Three Accounts about Symeon Metaphrastes 70-94
- Doriane Zerka. Mapping Mobility: Women and Textual Networks in the Fifteenth-Century Prose Epic 'Herzog Herpin' 95-123
- Mustafa Banister. Squeezing Juice from the 'Fruits of the Caliphs:' Tastes, Contexts, and Textual Transplantation at a Fifteenth-Century Egyptian Court 124-143
- Lydia Zeldenrust, Sofia Lodén. Valentin and his Wild Brother in European Literature: How French is a Medieval French Romance? 144-179
- Jonas Wellendorf. The Prosimetrum of Old Norse Historiography – Looking for Parallels 180-216
- Cornelia Herberichs. Conference Report: Paradigmes et perspectives de la littérature médiévale comparée | Paradigmen und Perspektiven einer Mediävistischen Komparatistik | Paradigms and Perspectives of a Comparative Medieval Literature (Fribourg Colloquium 2021) 217-234
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