No. 9 (2022): Transformations and Translocations of Medieval Literature
Transformations and Translocations of Medieval Literature

Issue 9 of Interfaces brings together papers given at the Centre for Medieval Literature's symposium on 'Moving Forms: The Transformations and Translocations of Medieval Literature,' held in Athens in 2019. At the heart of the symposium was the exploration of the ways in which the movement of people and books across space and time were driving forces of medieval European literary and intellectual culture. Building on the practices of both comparative literature and entangled history, the symposium aimed to open up connections between literary cultures often considered to be separate. The articles published here cross the geographies and chronologies of medieval literature as they consider a range of forms, from romance to legal writing and from history-writing to animal fables, in examining texts from Georgia, Egypt, Bohemia, Scandinavia and Western Europe (with extensions across the Atlantic into the Americas). While each paper has something for the specialist, we hope that they collectively encourage reading across the full issue, inviting readers to enter into the expanded, comparative and connected, approach to medieval literatures that the symposium explored.

Cover image: Pierpaolo Curti, Bridge, 2014, tecnica mista su tela, 120 x 80 cm – Collezione privata –

Full Issue

Elizabeth M. Tyler, Paolo Borsa, Christian Høgel, Lars Boje Mortensen, Helen F. Leslie-Jacobsen, Pavlína Cermanová, Václav Žůrek, Sandro Nikolaishvili, Doriane Zerka, Mustafa Banister, Lydia Zeldenrust, Sofia Lodén, Jonas Wellendorf, Cornelia Herberichs
234 p.
Transformations and Translocations of Medieval Literature

Individual Articles

Elizabeth M. Tyler, Paolo Borsa, Christian Høgel, Lars Boje Mortensen
Introduction to 'Interfaces' 9
Helen F. Leslie-Jacobsen
The Parergon and the Transformation of the Prologues to the Medieval and Early Modern Norwegian 'Landslǫg' (1274–1604)
Pavlína Cermanová , Václav Žůrek
Reading Alexander the Great in Medieval Bohemia: A Moralistic Example and a Functional Label
Sandro Nikolaishvili
The Georgian Milieu and the Metaphrastic Menologion: Three Accounts about Symeon Metaphrastes
Doriane Zerka
Mapping Mobility: Women and Textual Networks in the Fifteenth-Century Prose Epic 'Herzog Herpin'
Mustafa Banister
Squeezing Juice from the 'Fruits of the Caliphs:' Tastes, Contexts, and Textual Transplantation at a Fifteenth-Century Egyptian Court
Lydia Zeldenrust, Sofia Lodén
Valentin and his Wild Brother in European Literature: How French is a Medieval French Romance?
Jonas Wellendorf
The Prosimetrum of Old Norse Historiography – Looking for Parallels
Cornelia Herberichs
Conference Report: Paradigmes et perspectives de la littérature médiévale comparée | Paradigmen und Perspektiven einer Mediävistischen Komparatistik | Paradigms and Perspectives of a Comparative Medieval Literature (Fribourg Colloquium 2021)