Medieval Conflicts and Contrasts: Metaphors

Wednesdays from 17:30 to 19:00 nám. Jana Palacha 2 room 104

Programme / Syllabus

  • 3 October: Katrin Kogman-Appel, University of Münster

Jewish Metaphors of Political Power: Ruler Portraits in the Catalan Mappamundi (Majorca, c. 1375)

  • 10 October: Carmen Cardelle de Hartmann, University of Zurich

Ambiguous words, prophetic deeds: Augustine on figurative language

  • 17 October: Kati Ihnat, Univertsity of Nijmegen

Martyrdom and metaphor: Saints as Christian symbols in medieval Iberia

24 October: Elizabeth Archibald, University of Durham

Bathing as metaphor in medieval literature

31 October: Zoltán Kövecses, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest

Issues in the diachronic study of metaphors

7 November: Kathryn Allan, University College London

Borrowing metaphor in early English: new forms, new metaphors?

14 November: Krzysztof Nowak, Lexicon Mediae et Inmae Latinitatis PolonorumInstitute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków

FOOD, MEMORY, and TIME in the Middle Ages. Towards corpus study of Medieval Latin metaphors

21 November: Sakari Katajamäki, Finnish Literature Society, Helsinki

Tigerlillia Terribilis, and other concretised metaphors in nonsense literature

28 November: Philip Polcar, University of Vienna

Jerome’s use of metaphors in his letters

5 December: Ryan Szpiech, University of Michigan

Conversion as Figure and Event

12 December: Marek Thue Kretschmer, University of Trondheim

Myth and Metaphor in the Medieval Commentary Tradition

19 December: Christiania Whitehead, University of Warwick

Biblical allegories of space and object in scholastic and devotional exposition

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