Markus Stock

Chair, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Contact info

markus.stock@utoronto.ca

Office
University of Toronto
Odette Hall 320
50 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1J4

Phone: 416-926-2323
Fax: 416-926-2329
Secretary: 416-926-2321

Office Hours

Monday 11-1

Classes 2018 -2019

GER1210H F Medieval German Romance - Monday 2-4

Background

Dr. phil. University of Göttingen, 2000

Markus Stock teaches German language, literature, and culture of the Middle Ages. His additional teaching interests include German poetry from its beginnings to the present day as well as literary and cultural theory. He is cross-appointed to the Centre for Medieval Studies, where he teaches courses on medieval German romance and heroic epic, philological methodology, and Old Saxon.

Markus Stock supervises MA and PhD students specializing in medieval and early modern (pre-1600) German literature and culture. He currently accepts supervisions of individuals who wish to specialize in these areas in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures or the Centre for Medieval Studies. Potential applicants are invited to send informal email inquiries to him.

His research is situated in medieval German literature and culture, with a focus on twelfth- and thirteenth-century epic and romance, medieval legends on Alexander the Great, and medieval love poetry.

Markus Stock held visiting professorships at the University of Freiburg (2008) and Harvard University (2009) as well as two Research Fellowships at the University of Freiburg (2012 and 2017); he also was an Erasmus Mundus Scholar at the Universities of Porto and Palermo (2013/14). He is Co-Editor of Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies and Vice-President of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German.

Recent Publications (2013 – present):

Books edited or co-edited, special journal issues co-edited

  1. Ann Marie Rasmussen and Markus Stock (Eds.): Medieval Media. Special Issue of Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies2 (2016), pp. 97-253 (157 pp.).
  2. Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages: Transcultural Perspectives. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016 (281 pp.).
  3. Markus Stock and Christa Canitz (Eds.): Rethinking Philology. 25 Years after the ‘New Philology.’ Special Issue of Florilegium 32 (2015) (285 pp.).
  4. Markus Stock and Nicola Vöhringer (Eds.): Spatial Practices – Medieval/Modern. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Academic, 2014 (270 pp.).

Articles and Book Chapters

  1. “Cunneware de Lalant and her Brothers: The Other Family in Wolfram’s Parzival,” in diz vliegende bîspel: Ambiguity in Medieval and Early Modern Literature, Marian E. Polhill and Alexander Sager (Transatlantic Studies). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht Academic, accepted, forthcoming 2018, ca. 15 pp.
  2. with Christina Lechtermann: “Virtuelle Philologie,” in Handbuch Virtualität, ed. Dawid Kasprowicz and Stefan Rieger, New York: Springer, accepted, forthcoming 2018, ca. 20 pp. (“Virtual Philology,” in Handbook Virtuality)
  3. wilde, wilder muot, wildekeit: Bildgebende Verfahren und wilde-Metaphorik im Minnesang,” Wolfram-Studien 25 (2018), ca. 25 pp, accepted, forthcoming. (“Wild, Wild Thoughts, Wildness: Processes of Imaging and the Imagery of wilde in Minnesang,”)
  4. “Knowledge, Hybridity, and the King of the Crane-Heads. Herzog Ernst B, Herzog Ernst G, and the Forchheim Crane-Head,” Daphnis 45 (2017), pp. 339-359.
  5. “Anerkennen und Identifizieren: swert nemen und räumliche Praxis am Artushof (Parzival, Wigalois),” in Anerkennung und die Möglichkeit der Gabe, ed. Martin Baisch. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2017 (Hamburger Beiträge zur Germanistik 58), pp. 241-262 (Recognition and Identification: ‘Taking a Sword’ and Spatial Practice at the Arthurian Court (Parzival, Wigalois),” in Recognition and the Possibilities of Giving).
  6. “Fluid Texts, Distant Worlds: Transculturality and Translatability in Late Medieval German Alexander Romances,” in Transkulturalität und Translation. Deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters im europäischen Kontext, ed. Laura Auteri and Ingrid Kasten. Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter, 2017, pp. 101-108.
  7. “Triôs, triên, trisô. Klangspiele bei Wernher von Teufen und Gottfried von Neifen,” Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur 138 (2016), pp. 365-389. (“Triôs, triên, trisô. Sound Play in Wernher von Teufen and Gottfried von Neifen.”)
  8. with Ann Marie Rasmussen: “Medieval Media,” Seminar 52.2 (2016), pp. 97-106.
  9. “Herkunftsraum und Identität: Heterotopien der Herkunft im mittelhochdeutschen Roman (Lanzelet, Tristan, Parzival, Trojanerkrieg),” in Literarische Räume der Fallstudien zu einer historischen Narratologie, ed. Maximilian Benz and Katrin Dennerlein. Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter, 2016, pp. 187-204 (“Place of Origin and Identity: Heterotopias of Origin in Middle High German Romance,” in Literary Places of Origin: Elements of a Historical Narratology).
  10. “The Medieval Alexander: Transcultural Perspectives,” in Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages: Transcultural Perspectives, ed. Markus Stock. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016, pp. 3-12.
  11. “Philological Moves,” Florilegium 32 (2015), pp. 1-17.
  12. “Lesbarkeit. Herrscher und Verräter im Alexander Rudolfs von Ems,” in Verstellung und Betrug im Mittelalter und in der mittelalterlichen Literatur, ed. Matthias Meyer and Alexander Sager, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Academic, 2015, pp. 239-59. (“Readability: Ruler and Traitor in Rudolf von Ems’ Alexander,” in Dissimulation and Deceit in the Middle Ages and in Medieval Literature.)
  13. “Poetologien der Oberfläche: Das Beispiel der mittelhochdeutschen Antikenepik. Mit einigen Bemerkungen zum New Formalism,” in Literarischer Stil. Mittelalterliche Literatur zwischen Konvention und Innovation, ed. Elizabeth Andersen et al. Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter, 2015, 141-156 (“Surface Poetologies: The Example of Middle High German Epics from Classical Sources. With Some Remarks on the New Formalism,” in Literary Style: Convention and Innovation in Medieval and Early Modern Literature.)
  14. with Nicola Vöhringer: “Spatial Practices – Medieval/Modern,” in Spatial Practices – Medieval/Modern, ed. Markus Stock and Nicola Vöhringer. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Academic, 2014 (Transatlantic Studies 6), pp. 7-24.
  15. “Herkunft und Hybridität: Biopolitics of Lineage in Mai und Beaflor,” in Hybridität und Spiel. Der europäische Liebes- und Abenteuerroman von der Antike zur Frühen Neuzeit, ed. Martin Baisch and Jutta Eming. Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter, 2013, pp. 93-111. (“Lineage and Hybridity: Biopolitics of Lineage in Mai und Beaflor,” in Hybridity and Play. The European Love and Adventure Romance from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period.)
  16. “Alexanders Orte: Narrative >Bewältigungen< und Transformationen in der lateinischen und mittelhochdeutschen Alexanderepik,” in Antikes Erzählen. Narrative Transformationen von Antike in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit, ed. Anna Heinze, Albert Schirrmeister, and Julia Weitbrecht. Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter, 2013 (Transformationen der Antike 27), pp. 9-25. (“Alexander’s Places. Narrative >Working-Through< and Transformations in Latin and Middle High German Alexander Epics,” in Telling Antiquity. Narrative Transformations of Antiquity in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era.)
  17. “Paradoxer Gewinn: Raumpoetik und utopische Anschaulichkeit in Ulrichs von Etzenbach Alexander-Anhang,” Das Mittelalter 2 (2013), pp. 113-128. (“Paradoxical Gain: Spatial Poetics and Utopian Ostensiveness in Ulrich von Etzenbach’s Alexander Appendix.”)

For a full list of older publications, see here.

Recent and Upcoming Talks:

  • Wie gevâhe ich nû mîn sprechen an? Erzählen als Kommentieren in Gottfrieds Tristan,” University of Cologne, 28 June 2018.
  • with Christina Lechtermann: “Virtuelle Textkonstitutionen: die Philologie und ihre mittelalterlichen Objekte,” Workshop “Virtuelle Lebenswelten,” Ruhr University of Bochum, 23 June 2018.
  • “Von den Rändern her: zu einer historischen Textwissenschaft des Kommentars,” Goethe University of Frankfurt, 20 June 2018.
  • “Gathering Diversities: The Role of Commentary in Tristan and Isold,” CAUTG Conference, University of Regina, 27 May 2018.
  • “The Love Bestiary by Burkhard von Hohenfels,” Workshop “Lists in Premodern Literature: Exploring the Practices of Enumeration,” University of Toronto, 27 March 2018.