Medieval Literature On Display

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr.. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand, Professor, German and Director of Global Studies (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Medieval Literature on Display is a monograph (currently in press with Bloomsbury, publication date of January 2020) on the role of medievalism in practice of cultural memory and the creation of heritage. The book focuses on two case studies from the time immediately following the reunification of Germany in 1990. Both case studies involve German museums dedicated to medieval literature: the first is the Museum Wolfram von Eschenbach in Wolframs-Eschenbach (1995); the second is the Nibelung Museum in Worms (2001). Largely unknown to wider audiences outside of their geographic regions, these museums deserve greater attention. They reveal how memory, through the lens of the Middle Ages, shapes modern cultural identity and heritage.

Additional Information

Sterling-Hellenbrand, A. (2019). Medieval Literature on Display. RECAPP 2019, The Office of Research. NC Docks permission granted by author.
Language: English
Date: 2019
RECAPP 2019, Medieval Literature, Germany, Museum Wolfram von Eschenbach, Nibelung Museum in Worms

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