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  • Mediävistische Kulturwissenschaftby Jan-Dirk Müller

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 133.00

    This book examines vernacular literary texts of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age from a cultural studies perspective, focusing on the context of their origin and effect, their media preconditions, their concepts of cultural systems and the discussion and transformation of social norms. A wide spectrum of texts is covered from the 12th to the... more...

  • Spielregeln für den Untergangby Jan-Dirk Müller

    De Gruyter 1998; US$ 224.00

    Argues that the literary reception of the "Nibelungenlied" was problematic long before twentieth century. This book uncovers heterogeneous cultural context from which the poem emerged. It challenges scholarly readers to move beyond modern methods of criticism and analysis, and to look for other possibilities and methods of interpretation. more...

  • König Philipp und seine Kroneby Jan-Dirk Müller

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 21.00

    Walther von der Vogelweide?s two commentaries on the double German royal election of 1198, in which he campaigns for the contender Philipp of Swabia, reveal unique ideas concerning legitimacy and the outward signs of authority. He does not ground legitimacy in legal abstractions, but rather on Philipp?s appearance. This kind of thinking... more...

  • Pluralisierungenby Jan-Dirk Müller; Wulf Oesterreicher; Friedrich Vollhardt

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 133.00

    The contributions of this volume discuss the usability of the concept of ?pluralization? as the guiding concept for analyzing the early modern era. The first meaning of pluralization is the increase of the representations of reality which are relevant in an area of life and culture; furthermore this term expresses the emergence of ?new? and/or alternative... more...

  • Minnesang und Literaturtheorieby Jan-Dirk Müller; Ute von Bloh; Armin Schulz

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 133.00

    The volume assembles all the studies on Minnesang published so far by Jan-Dirk Müller. Their common denominator is the combination of literary theory and the historical perspective on Minnesang, with constant reference to specific examples. The impulses emanating from New Philology prove to have a genuine bearing on Minnesang by virtue of the emphasis... more...

  • Die Frühe Neuzeit. Revisionen einer Epocheby Andreas Höfele; Jan-Dirk Müller; Wulf Oesterreicher

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    The essays reflect the work of a broad spectrum of disciplines in humanities and cultural studies. They present a new vision of the early modern era, which attempts to register the diverse and contradictory nature of early modern culture, transcending unambiguous notions of development such as ?modernization? or ?secularization.? more...

  • Maximilians Ruhmeswerkby Jan-Dirk Müller; Hans-Joachim Ziegeler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The essays in this volume explore the full scope of Maximilian?s Ruhmeswerk, which adaptively incorporated different literary and aesthetic genres. They examine the Emperor?s quest to become an ?uomo universale?, or Renaissance man, in the context of the idea of ?self-fashioning? at the focus of recent Renaissance research. In addition, the studies... more...

  • Aemulatioby Jan-Dirk Müller; Ulrich Pfisterer; Anna Kathrin Bleuler; Fabian Jonietz

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00

    The articles in this anthology examine cultures of competition in visual-art and literary depictions and in socio-cultural practices in the period from 1450 to 1620. The main focus is on aspects that transcend the humanistic ?core area? of Latin text production and the paragon discussions in the visual arts. By taking this perspective, it is possible... more...

  • Erzähltheorie in mediävistischer Perspektiveby Armin Schulz; Manuel Braun; Alexandra Dunkel; Jan-Dirk Müller

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    Narratology from the Perspective of Medieval Studies systematically compiles research on the ?otherness? of medieval narratives. It places a particular focus on the way that narrative forms are always linked to the meaning of narrative content. Key topics include genre, narrative patterns, connections to contemporary world knowledge,... more...

  • Erzählen und Epistemeby Beate Kellner; Jan-Dirk Müller; Peter Strohschneider; Tobias Bulang; Michael Waltenberger

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    These case studies from early modern literature? mainly German? are dealing with larger-scale narrative forms of the novel/romance and chronicle variety and with farcical tales. They enquire into how in the 16th century as a time of profound change in society, religion and media Germanophone literature is involved in the processes of pluralisation... more...