Young German scholar Florian Deichl (Ludwig-Maxmilians-Universität München) will speak about the sinister figure of Hagen in the German medieval Song of the Nibelungs and try to uncover the origins of the human fascinations by so called “dark heroes”
The lecture is a part of the cycle Life and Biography in the Middle Ages.
The course aims to depict the forms and shapes of the genre of biography in the Middle Ages. It attempts to cover a broad spectrum of cultures and languages – Latin, Hebrew, Middle High German, Occitan, Old Norse or Balkan – and a full range of figures whose life medieval biography could depict: heathen and Christian kings, heroes, saints, Jesus as well as adventurers and dark heroes.
However, the course plans to offer more than an analysis and classification of biography subgenres and picturesque personalities. All the lectures should address the question of what was substantial in a human life for the medieval man, what gave it value and endowed it with meaning.
All the lectures and discussions will be in English, the lectures will be held by guest professors from foreign universities.
Fakulta humanitních studií Univerzity Karlovy srdečně zve na přednášku Narrativizing a Saint: St Olav and the Development of Literary Genres in the Medieval North, kterou pronese Lena Rohrbach (University of Zurich).
Odkud se berou svatí? Ujasněme si to na příkladu největšího norského světce, svatého Olafa. Prof. Lena Rohrbach v přednášce při té příležitosti objasní také zrození žánru ság z diachronní perspektivy s ohledem na skaldskou tradici a obrazový materiál.
The Faculty of Humanities, Charles University cordially invites you to the lecture Memory – Medium – Myth: The Mnemonic Character of Old Norse-Icelandic Literature- The lecture will be delivered by Jürg Glauser (University of Zurich and University of Basel).
For further information contact: marie_nov@ seznam.cz.
The dpeartment of Philosophy and Religiou studies FF UK invites you to the lecture delivered by professor Robert Pasnau (Boulder, Colorado):
31st October 2019, 14:10-15:50 (as part of Dr. Santis and Dr. Tropia’s class)
Peter John Olivi. Cognition as direct access to things themselves
The Institute for Advanced Study at CEU is pleased to invite you to its next seminar entitled Beware of False Prophets: The Contest over Prophecy in the Late Middle Ages. The talk will be delivered online by Frances Courtney Kneupper, Senior Core Fellow at IAS CEU.
Please RSVP Agnes Bendik at email@example.com to receive the zoom link.