Nr. 41 spring 2017

Dear Colleagues,

The Society for Medieval Germanic Studies is sponsoring four sessions at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo May 11-14, 2017. We wish to thank our SMGS Organizers, Tina Boyer (Wake Forest University) and Adam Oberlin (Atlanta International School) for their time and considerable efforts in assembling this year’s program of new research.

Nota Bene: The New Books Roundtable will be on Thursday this year.

Table of Contents
SMGS Sessions at Kalamazoo 2017
New Books Roundtable
SMGS Reviews and Books Received

SMGS Sponsored Sessions at Kalamazoo 2017
Organizers: Tina Boyer (Wake Forest University)
Adam Oberlin (Atlanta International School)

New Books Roundtable (153 Thursday 7:30pm Fetzer 2030)
Presider: Tina Boyer and Adam Oberlin

Intrigen: Die Macht der Möglichkeiten in der mittelhochdeutschen Epik
Speaker: Katharina Hanuschkin (Universität Trier)

New Research in Medieval Germanic Studies I: Love and Gender
(424 Saturday 1:30pm Schneider 1320)
Presider: Claire Taylor Jones (University of Notre Dame)

Iwein’s Sexless Marriage: Competition between Homosocial? and Heterosexual; Relationships in Hartmann von Aue’s Iwein
Jonathan Seelye Martin (Princeton University)
Living in Shame? Courtly Masculinity and Foolishness in Die halbe Birne
Olga V. Trokhimenko (Univ. of North Carolina – Wilmington)

The Second Cross-Dresser in Ulrich’s Frauendienst: A New English Translation and Interpretation of the Otto von Buochowe Episode
James Frankki (Cerritos College)

(Joshua Davis had to withdraw his paper)

New Research in Medieval Germanic Studies II: Philology and Text
(476 Saturday 3:30pm 1320 Schneider)
Presider: Adam Oberlin

Steganography, or, How to Hide the Act of Hiding
Erik Born, (Cornell University)

Reveling in Bodily Inabilities: The Beguine Mystics, the Cycle of Imitatio Christi, and the Imperfect Body
Adrienne Merritt (Occidental College)

Old Norse Ekphrasis and the Classical Tradition
Jonas Wellendorf (Univ. of California – Berkeley)

Evaluating English Translations of the Old Saxon Heliand
Mark Pierce (Univ. of Texas – Austin), Collin Brown (Univ. of Texas – Austin

New Books Roundtable

(THURSDAY evening at 8:00 in Bernard 204)
Moderator: Tina Boyer (Wake Forest University) and Adam Oberlin (Atlanta International School)

Dr. Katharina Hanuschkin, Intrigen: Die Macht der Möglichkeiten in der mittelhochdeutschen Epik.
SMGS looks forward to seeing you at this well-received and enjoyable session at Kalamazoo 2017.

Books received for Review
The Sight of Semiramis: Medieval and Early Modern Narratives of the Babylonian Queen, Alison L. Beringer (Montclair State University), ACMRS 2016.
ISBN 978-0-86698-542-0.

The Forest in Medieval German Literature: Ecocritical Readings from an Historical Perspective, Albrecht Classen (University of Arizona), Lexington Books: London, 2015.
ISBN: 978-0-7391-9518-5.

SMGS Reviews
Reviews to appear in the Fall/Winter edition of the SMGS News & Reviews

News from Colleagues
You are welcome to submit news of papers presented, articles and books written, promotions and new positions to SMGS for the next edition.

The SMGS News & Reviews is edited by Ernst Ralf Hintz (Truman State University).
We wish to thank our technical expert, Ben Ogden, for his expertise in providing the online version with both readability and elegance. We also wish to thank the Department of Classical & Modern Languages at Truman State University for its support of this publication.

The SMGS readership continues to grow steadily as is the interest in receiving the SMGS News & Reviews online. Should you wish to contribute to the section on SMGS News from Colleagues or if you know of a colleague who would be interested in membership (there are no dues), you may contact me by at or fax (660-785-7486), or write to the following address: Ernst Ralf Hintz, German and Medieval Studies, Truman State University, Department of Classical & Modern Languages, McClain Hall 310, Kirksville, MO 63501-4221 (U.S.A.).

The Fall/Winter issue of the SMGS News & Reviews appears in late 2017.

On behalf of Tina Boyer, Adam Oberlin and Ernst Ralf Hintz,
All good wishes from SMGS for Kalamazoo and summer 2017!