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

Thu 10 am - 12 pm

Classes 2017 – 2018

GER1200 / GER 426H F Medieval German, Fri 2-4 pm

Background

Dr. phil. University of Göttingen, 2000

Markus Stock teaches German language, literature, and culture of the Middle Ages at the University of Toronto. 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.

His research is situated in medieval German literature and culture, with a focus on twelfth- and thirteenth-century epic and love poetry, the medieval reception of legends on Alexander the Great, medieval spatial practices, media history, and material philology.

Markus Stock held invited visiting professorships at Harvard University and at the University of Freiburg. He was an Erasmus Mundus Scholar at the Universities of Porto and Palermo and a Senior Research Fellow at the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies. He will return to Freiburg this fall (2016), as a Visiting Fellow at the Collaborative Research Center ‘Otium/Leisure: Concepts, Spaces, Figures.’

Selected Publications:

Books

Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages: Transcultural Perspectives (ed.). Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016 (281 pp.).

Spatial Practices – Medieval/Modern (ed. with Nicola Vöhringer). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Academic, 2014 (270 pp.).

Schmerz in der Literatur des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit (ed. with Hans-Jochen Schiewer and Stefan Seeber). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Unipress, 2010 (243 pp.) (Pain in Medieval and Early Modern Literature.)

Topographies of the Early Modern City (ed. with Arthur Groos and Hans-Jochen Schiewer). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Unipress, 2008 (257 pp.).

Geld im Mittelalter. Wahrnehmung – Bewertung – Symbolik (ed. with Klaus Grubmüller). Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2005 (246 pp.) (Money in the Middle Ages: Perception – Evaluation – Symbolism.)

Automaten in Kunst und Literatur des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit (ed. with Klaus Grubmüller). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2003 (272 pp.) (Automata in Medieval and Early Modern Art and Literature.)

Kombinationssinn. Narrative Strukturexperimente im ‘Straßburger Alexander’, im ‘Herzog Ernst B’ und im ‘König Rother’. Tübingen: Niemeyer 2002 (Münchner Texte und Untersuchungen 123) (VIII, 335 pp.) (A Sense of Combination: Experiments with Narrative Structure in the ‘Strassburg Alexander’, in ‘Herzog Ernst B’, and in ‘König Rother.’)

Special Journal Issues

Rethinking Philology: 25 Years after the ‘New Philology,’ Special Issue of Florilegium 32 (2015), forthcoming 2016.

Medieval Media Special Issue of Seminar 52.2 (2016), pp. 97-253 (ed. with Ann Marie Rasmussen) (157 pp.).

Recent Articles and Book Chapters (2013 – 2016)

“Triôs, triên, trisô. Klangspiele bei Wernher von Teufen und Gottfried von Neifen,” Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur, forthcoming 2016 [accepted], ca. 25 pp. (“Triôs, triên, trisô. Sound Play in Wernher von Teufen and Gottfried von Neifen”)

with Ann Marie Rasmussen: “Medieval Media,” Seminar 52 (2016), pp. 97-106.

“Herkunftsraum und Identität: Heterotopien der Herkunft im mittelhochdeutschen Roman (Lanzelet, Tristan, Parzival, Trojanerkrieg),” in Herkunftsräume. Elemente 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 Spaces of Origin: Elements of a Historical Narratology).

“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.

“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.)

“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, pp. 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.)

with Nicola Vöhringer: “Spatial Practices – Medieval/Modern,” in Spatial Practices – Medieval/Modern, ed. Markus Stock and Nicola Vöhringer. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Academic, 2014, pp. 7-24.

“Alexanders Orte: Narrative >Bewältigungen< und Transformationen in der lateinischen und mittelhochdeutschen Alexanderepik,” in Antikes erzählen. Narrative Transformationen der Antike in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit, ed. Julia Weitbrecht et al. Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter, 2013, 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.)

“Paradoxer Gewinn: Raumpoetik und utopische Anschaulichkeit in Ulrichs von Etzenbach Alexander-Anhang,” Das Mittelalter 18,2 (2013), pp. 113-128. (“Paradoxical Gain: Spatial Poetics and Utopian Ostensiveness in Ulrich von Etzenbach’s Alexander Appendix.”)

“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.)

For a full list of publications, see here.

Recent and Upcoming Talks:

Rucken und zocken und zucken. Die Tanz- und Szenelieder von Burkhart von Hohenfels,” University of Freiburg, 9 November 2016.

“Soaring Birds, Soaring Minds: Medieval German Falcon Songs,” University of Porto, November 2016.

“Minne – Muße – Medien,” University of Freiburg, 26 October 2016.

“Erzählwelten – Storyworlds: Umrisse eines Forschungsprogramms,” 25. Deutscher Germanistentag, University of Bayreuth, 26 September 2016.

wilder muot, wilde gedenken, wildekeit. Innovative bildgebende Verfahren in der deutschen Lyrik des 13. Jahrhunderts,” Tagung der Wolfram von Eschenbach Gesellschaft, University of Zurich, 21 September 2016.

“Sterne berühren und Gefieder zerschwingen. Zu einigen rätselhaften Zeilen bei Burkhart von Hohenfels,“ Internationales Mediävistisches Colloquium, Castellabate, September 2016.

Rucken und zocken und zucken: Disruptive Energies of Medieval German Dance Song,” Joint Panel of CAUTG and CSM, Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Calgary, 30 May 2016.

“Story World or Story/World: Some Thoughts on Project Design,” Workshop “Story Worlds,” University of Waterloo, 9 May 2016.

“Time and the Erotic of Promise and Fulfilment in Medieval German Dawn Song,” Humboldt-Kolleg “Time,” University of Toronto, 7 May 2016.