Animals and Words: Talking about Animals – Talking with Animals – Talking Animals

Adam naming the animals of the world, from the Peterborough Bestiary (MS 53, f. 195v)

Adam naming the animals of the world, from the Peterborough Bestiary (MS 53, f. 195v)

New Animaliter colloquium  (May, 26-27, 2014) :
The Programme is online (PDF) : http://www.encyclopaedia-animalium.germanistik.uni-mainz.de/Tierlexikon%20Textdateien/Tagungsprogramm%20Tier%20und%20Wort.pdf

Topic and themes

  1. Talking about Animals: How do medieval authors describe and name animals?
    This comprises problems of terminology and classification, but also the analysis of poetic elements used when describing animals, such as epithets or proper names of animals, etc.
  2. Talking with Animals: Who talks with what kind of animal?
    The focus in this section is on the partially verbal and partially non-verbal communication between humans and animals, such as found in the medieval epic, and also in texts that look at the daily interaction between the two.
  3. Talking Animals: How, what and when do animals talk?
    The central texts for this topic are not so much animal-fables, but other works featuring animals that communicate or talk with humans.
Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Monday, May, 26th
    Raum S1|02 036, Altes Hauptgebäude, Hochschulstraße 1
  • Tuesday, May, 27th
    Raum S3|06 257, Hans-Busch-Institut, Merckstraße 25 (FB 18 – ETIT)

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Animalier : http://www.encyclopaedia-animalium.germanistik.uni-mainz.de/project-outline.html

Contact

Andrea Rapp et Sabine Obermaier

Prof. Dr. Sabine Obermaier
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
FB 05 – Deutsches Institut
D – 55099 Mainz
Ruf : 0049 6131 3924126
Fax : 0049 6131 3923366
E-Mail : soberm@uni-mainz.de