28 March 2019, 4 pm, Odette Hall 323
Dr. PIA SELMAYR is an Assistant Professor of medieval and early modern German literature at the University of Zurich. Her research focuses on literary theory, semantic and semiotic, courtly romances, material studies, and transfer phenomena of medieval images and texts. She is a member of the Research Network “VAS – Vor Augen Stellen. Bildliche Kommunikation jenseits der Dichotomie von Sprache und Bild” (University of Cologne) and associated member of the SNF project “Hybride Temporalitäten” (University of Zurich). At present, she is working on a research project about money and economy from the Middle Ages to the early modern period. This lecture is based on her project. Her monograph on otherworld narratives in German Arthurian romance was published in 2017 (Der Lauf der Dinge. Wechselverhältnisse zwischen Raum, Ding und Figur bei der narrativen Konstitution von Anderwelten im Wigalois und im Lanzelet, 2017); other publications include articles on transfer phenomena in medieval imagery (“Übertragung – Bildlichkeit in Literatur und Kunst des Mittelalters,” 2017) and the early modern prose novel (“Fortunatus – eine dichte Beschreibung,“ forthcoming).
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