Institute of Modern Languages Research

Dame Stephanie Shirley
October 1, 2015
The third Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Memorial Lecture
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Roy Pascal
December 1, 1977
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Edited by Heide Kunzelmann
May 16, 2016
K. F. Hilliard
July 30, 2010
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Edited by John L. Flood
July 1, 1985
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Karl Wolfskehl and Hanna Wolfskehl and volume editor K. Kluncker
December 1, 1977
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Herman Lubbe
December 1, 1981
Esther Laufer
November 25, 2016
How can you fathom a bottomless abyss? How can you capture ineffable beauty in words? How do you narrate the master of all stories? These are the challenges that  seasoned poet Konrad von Würzburg set himself when at the end of the 13th century he composed his account of the Trojan War from a multitude of sources.  Konrad has long been recognized as an exceptionally self-conscious author who frequently reflects on the nature, status and function of poetry, and who at times appears more concerned with the sparkling surface of his discourse than with the events he narrates. Taking these observations as a starting point, this study presents the first comprehensive treatment of metapoetics in the Trojanerkrieg. Focusing on...

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