Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Nordeuropa-Institut



19. & 20. November 2020



An online replacement workshop for the strand of the same name at IMC 2020 organized by Friederike Richter & Lukas Rösli in cooperation with the SNSF Ambizione project
“Gedächtniskultur im Paratext – Textränder altnordischer Prosahandschriften”

Thursday, 19th November 2020


12:00 Check in
12:15 Welcome
Friederike Richter & Lukas Rösli
Session I

New Perspectives – Critical discussions of Genettes’s theory on Paratext

Chair: Friederike Richter (Humboldt-Univesität zu Berlin/University of Zurich)
12:30–13:00 The Limits of Paratextuality
Patrick Andrist (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
13:00–13:30 Paratext and ordinatio: navigating the Middle English Polychronico
Aino Liira (University of Turku)
13:30–14:00 Break
14:00–14:30 Paratext of an Absent Author: About Situations of Mediation… of Medieval Texts
Dennis Korus (Universität Passau)
Session II

Thresholds – A theoretical examination of the Paratext and how it made manuscripts accessible to the world

Chair: Diane Scott (University of Glasgow)

Medieval Paratextuality? The Bestiary as a Challenge for Genette’s Theory of Paratext
Angela Gencarelli (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg)

15:00–15:30 Indices of later medieval distinction collections and their relation to the text
Sanna Supponen (University of Helsinki)

Friday, 20th November 2020


8:45 Check in
Session III

Editing Manuscripts – The influence of paratext on textreception

Chair: Patrick Andrist (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
9:00–9:30 When a Text Becomes its Paratext: Reshaping Lydgate’s Fall of Princes
Diane Scott (University of Glasgow)
9:30–10:00 Fortunatus and the  Consequences of Changing a Book through its Paratexts
Gudrun Bamberger (Universität Tübingen)
10:00–10:30 Trailing Quattrocento Letter Books: production, meaning, readership
Simon Smets (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies/University College London)
10:30–11:00 Break
Session IV


Chair: Lukas Rösli (Humboldt-Univesität zu Berlin)
11:00–11:30 Border’s images for border’s themes: the untold behind the Medieval miniatures
Simonetta Doglione (Università degli Studi di Ferrara)
11:30–12:00 Icelandic Troy Stories: From Saga to Book
Sabine Heidi Walther (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
12:00–12:30 Concluding Discussion
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