Markus Stock

Principal, University College
Associate Professor of German and Medieval Studies

Contact info

markus.stock@utoronto.ca

Office
University of Toronto
15 King’s College Circle, Room H013
Toronto, ON M5S 3H7
CANADA

Tel. 416 978-6221

Office Hours

By appointment: Please contact uc.principal@utoronto.ca

Classes 2020-21

GER1200H S Introduction to Medieval Studies, Mon 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. It has been funded by SSHRC, the Humboldt Foundation, and the German Academic Exchange Foundation (DAAD).

Markus Stock held visiting professorships at the University of Freiburg (2008) and Harvard University (2009) as well as several Research Fellowships at the University of Freiburg (2012, 2017, and 2019); 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 (2015 – present):

Articles

  1. with Renae Watchman and Carrie Smith: “Building Transdisciplinary Relationships: Indigenous and German Studies,” in: Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies 55.4 (2019), pp. 309-327.
  2. “Zwei Männer. Erzählmuster, >Kurzschluss< und Optionalität in mittelhochdeutschen Brautwerbungserzählungen,” Beiträge zur mediävistischen Erzählforschung, special issue 3 (2019), pp. 51-78. (“Two Men. Narrative Pattern, >Short Circuit<, and Optionality in Middle High German Bridal Quest Narratives”)
  3. wilde, wilder muot, wildekeit: Bildgebende Verfahren und wilde-Metaphorik im Minnesang,” Wolfram-Studien 25 (2018), pp. 343-373. (“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. “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.”)
  6. with Ann Marie Rasmussen: “Medieval Media,” Seminar 52.2 (2016), pp. 97-106.
  7. “Philological Moves,” Florilegium 32 (2015), pp. 1-17.

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 2020, 15 pp.
  2. with Christina Lechtermann: “Virtuelle Philologie,” in Handbuch Virtualität, ed. Dawid Kasprowicz and Stefan Rieger, Wiesbaden: Springer, accepted, forthcoming 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-16358-7_25-1 (30pp., “Virtual Philology,” in Handbook Virtuality.)
  3. “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.)
  4. “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.
  5. “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.)
  6. “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.
  7. “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. 239-259. (“Readability: Ruler and Traitor in Rudolf von Ems’ Alexander,” in Dissimulation and Deceit in the Middle Ages and in Medieval Literature.)
  8. “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.)

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

  1. Christina Lechtermann and Markus Stock (Eds.): Practices of Commentary. Special issue of Zeitsprünge. Studies in Early Modern History, Culture and Science1-2 (forthcoming 2020), pp. 1-270 (270 pp.).
  2. Renae Watchman, Carrie Smith, and Markus Stock (Eds.): Building Transdisciplinary Relationships: Indigenous and German Studies. Special issue of Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies4 (2019), pp. 309-427 (118 pp.).
  3. Ann Marie Rasmussen and Markus Stock (Eds.): Medieval Media. Special Issue of Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies2 (2016), pp. 97-253 (157 pp.).
  4. Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages: Transcultural Perspectives. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016 (281 pp.). Reviews: Felicitas Schmieder in Sehepunkte 17 (2017), http://www.sehepunkte.de/2017/12/28616.html; Falk Quenstedt in Arbitrium 35 (2017), pp. 310-315.
  5. Markus Stock and Christa Canitz (Eds.): Rethinking Philology. 25 Years after the ‘New Philology.’ Special Issue of Florilegium 32 (2015) (285 pp.).

Reviews and non-refereed online publications

  1. Review of: Eva-Maria Hochkirchen, Präsenz des Singvogels im Minnesang und in der Trouvèrepoesie, Heidelberg: Winter 2015, Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur 139 (2017), pp. 450-455.
  2. with Walker Horsfall: “Konrad von Würzburg – A Bibliography,” online http://hdl.handle.net/1807/76860 (April 2017), 65 pp.

For a full list of older publications, see here.

Recent and Upcoming Talks:

  1. Wünschelgedenken, wechselgedenken, wilde gedenken: Die Macht der Gedanken und die Poetik des ‘späteren’ Minnesangs,” Conference “Mittelalterliche Lyrik im Kontext,” LMU Munich, 3 April 2020.
  2. “Am Nullpunkt der Überlieferung, oder: Wie schreibt man ein Autorprofil von Konrad von Würzburg?” Otto Friedrichs University of Bamberg, 11 December 2019.
  3. “Der Autor als Nullpunkt der Überlieferung: Wer, wo, und wann ist Konrad von Würzburg,” University of Freiburg, 4 December 2019.
  4. “Figuren und ihre Widersprüche zwischen historischer Narratologie und historischer Narrativik,” Conference “Widersprüchliche Figuren in vormoderner Erzählliteratur,” Universität Bremen, 19 September 2019.