Mothers and Daughters Revisited : The Mother-Daughter Songs in the Context of the Later Neidhart Tradition

Faculty/Professorship: Medieval German Philology  
Author(s): Bennewitz, Ingrid
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2021
Pages: 137-161
Source/Other editions: Gender bonds, gender binds : women, men, and family in middle high german literature / Sara S. Poor, Alison L. Beringer, Olga V. Trokhimenko (Hg.). - Berlin, Boston : De Gruyter, 2021, S. 137-161. - ISBN 978-3-11-072905-4
is version of: 10.1515/9783110729191
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.20378/irb-51006
Licence: German Act on Copyright 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-510060
While Gender Studies has made its mark on literary studies, much scholarship on the German Middle Ages is largely inaccessible to the Anglo-American audience. With gender at its core as a category of analysis, "Gender Bonds, Gender Binds"uniquely opens up medieval German material to English speakers. Recognizing the impact of Ann Marie Rasmussen's Mothers and Daughters in Medieval German Literature, this transatlantic volume expands on questions introduced in her 1997 book and subsequent work. More than a mere tribute, the collection moves the debates forward in new directions: it examines how gender bonds together people, practices, texts, and interpretive traditions, while constraining and delimiting these things socially, ideologically, culturally, or historically. As the contributions demonstrate, a close, materially focused analysis produces complex results, not easily reduced to a platitude. The essays steer a firm course through the terrain of gender bonds and binds, many of which remain challenging in the present. Herein lies the broader reach of this volume, for understanding the longevity of patriarchy and its effects on human relations demonstrates how crucial the study of the past can be for us as a society today
GND Keywords: Mittelhochdeutsch; Literatur; Neidhart, von Reuental; Mutter <Motiv>; Tochter <Motiv>
Keywords: Women, Men, and Family in Middle High German Literature, Gender, Neidhart
DDC Classification: 830 German literature  
RVK Classification: GF 5058   
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Contribution to an Articlecollection
Release Date: 27. September 2021

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