Imagining the Text: Ekphrasis and Envisioning Courtly Identity in Wirnt Von Gravenberg's Wigalois (Visualising the Middle Ages #10) (Hardcover)

Imagining the Text: Ekphrasis and Envisioning Courtly Identity in Wirnt Von Gravenberg's Wigalois (Visualising the Middle Ages #10) By James H. Brown Cover Image
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Description


In Imagining the Text, James Brown examines ekphrasis - the verbal representation of a visual representation - in Wirnt von Gravenberg's thirteenth-century Arthurian romance Wigalois, one of the most popular and enduring stories in the Middle High German literary tradition. Through close reading of the text and examining illustrated Wigalois manuscripts, early print editions, and frescoes, Brown explores how ekphrasis structures the narrative, harmonizes potential conflicts in the text, and contributes to the construction of courtly identity. Imagining the Text demonstrates that the vibrant symbiosis of word and image is crucial to the poem's sustained popularity for more than six hundred years, and contributes to the history of the book and to the study of medieval and modern modes of perception.

About the Author


James H. Brown is Teaching Assistant Professor of German at North Carolina State University. He earned his Ph.D. in 2006 from the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789004269187
ISBN-10: 9004269185
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: December 14th, 2015
Pages: 292
Language: English
Series: Visualising the Middle Ages