Nr. 22, Spring 2006

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted that SMGS is sponsoring five sessions at the 41st Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo this May. Our Session Organizer, Scott E. Pincikowski (Hood College), merits our praise and gratitude for having assembled another attractive program. The New Books Round Table this year features a recent book by Susanne Hafner (University of Texas at Austin), who will be talking about her latest contribution to our field and entertaining questions from colleagues. SMGS is also pleased to honor Carola Dwyer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). She will be presenting her paper as our first recipient of the Sidney M. Johnson Award.

Following session IV, SMGS will have a very brief SMGS business meeting.

We look forward to seeing you at Kalamazoo!

Table of Contents

SMGS Review

New Books for Review

New Books

News from Colleagues

Four Sessions in New Research in Medieval German Literature

New Research in Medieval German Studies I

Session 145

Fetzer 1060

Thursday, 4 May, 3:30 P.M.

Organizer: Scott E. Pincikowski (Hood College)

Presider: Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand (Appalachian State University)

Writing with Pain: Henry Suso’s Vita

Carola Dwyer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Sidney M. Johnson Award Recipient

Nehment hin und esset: dies is mein Leib: Konrad von Würzburgs Das Herzmäre

Mirjam Eisenzimmer (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)

Marital Violence in the late Middle Ages

Katharina Altpeter-Jones (Lewis & Clark College)

New Research in Medieval German Studies II

Session 255

Bernhard 212

Friday, 5 May, 10:00 a.m.

Organizer: Scott E. Pincikowski (Hood College)

Presider: Ann Marie Rasmussen (Duke University)

Der Priester Johannes des Ambraser Heldenbuches: Maximilians erfolgreiches alter ego

Klaus Amann (Universität Innsbruck)

Jans der Erikel’s Prologs as Guides to Textual Reception

Maria Dobozy (University of Utah)

Telling Tales of Clever Women: Meister Eckhart’s Daughter and her “Offspring

Sara S. Poor (Princeton University)

New Research in Medieval German Studies III

Session 299

Fetzer 2016

Friday, 5 May, 1:30 p.m.

Organizer: Scott E. Pincikowski (Hood College)

Presider: Matthias Meyer (Universität Wien)

Transcendence and Flight: Falcon Imagery across the Genres of Middle High German

Rachael A. Salyer, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

“Ich bin nu iwer beder vogt”: Orgeluse and the Trial of Urjans in Wolfram’s Parzival

Sarah Westphal-Wihl (Rice University)

Owe Muoter: God in the Works of Wolfram von Eschenbach

Stephen Mark Carey (Georgia State University)

New Research in Medieval German Studies IV

Session 355

Fetzer 1060

Friday, 5 May, 3:30 p.m.

Organizer: Scott E. Pincikowski (Hood College)

Presider: Kathleen J. Meyer (Bemidji State University)

“Sanc Ist âne vreude Kranc”: Reinmar’s Melancholy

Robert G. Sullivan, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Alter als Rolle – bei Walther und anderswo

Volker Mertens (Freie Universität Berlin)

Quellen und Hilfsmittel im Netz und ihre Nutzung in Forschung und Lehre

Andrea Rapp and Andreas Gniffke (Universität Trier)

Sidney M. Johnson Award for 2007

We invite graduate students in Medieval German Studies to submit an abstract for sessions on New Research to be sponsored by SMGS at Kalamazoo next year. SMGS offers the award in honor and memory of Sidney M. Johnson, Professor emeritus (Indiana University), to the graduate student who submits the best abstract. The award covers the cost of registration for the 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies.

You may submit your abstract per attachment to by 21st August, 2006. Please note on your abstract that it is submitted for the Sidney M. Johnson Award.

New Books Roundtable

Fetzer 2016

Friday, 5 May, evening

Organizer: Scott E. Pincikowski (Hood College)

Presider: Ernst Ralf Hintz (Truman State University)

SMGS is again pleased to announce our New Books Roundtable for 2006. This year, Susanne Hafner (University of Texas at Austin) will talk about her recent book, Maskulinität in der höfischen Erzählliteratur (Hamburger Beiträge zur Germanistik, 40. Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main, 2004). After her presentation, the author will invite discussion and entertain questions. We welcome you to this annual celebration of scholarship in our field.

New Books Received for SMGS Review

The Life of Saint Servatius: A Dual-Language Edition of The Middle Dutch Legend of Saint Servatius by Heinrich von Veldeke and The Anonymous Upper German Life of Saint Servatius, translated, with Commentary and Introduction by Kim Vivian, Ludo Jongen and Richard H. Lawson, The Edwin Mellen Press: Lewiston, New York, 2006. ISBN 0-7734-6063-2.

German Literature of the High Middle Ages, edited by Will Hasty, In: Camden House History of German Literature, Vol. 3. Camden House, Rochester, NY. 2006.

ISBN: 1-57113-173-6.

SMGS News from Colleagues

Klaus Amann (Universität Trier) has become a member of SMGS and will be presenting at one of the SMGS sessions at Kalamazoo, May 2006.

Albrecht Classen (University of Arizona) has a new contribution to our field entitled:

Der Liebes – und Ehediskurs vom hohen Mittelalter bis zum frühen 17. Jahrhundert. Volksliedstudien, 5, 2005. ISBN 3-8309-1378-8.

Peter Dinzelbacher (Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte der Universität Wien) has recently become a member of SMGS.

Graeme Dunphy (Universität Regensburg) is chief editor of the Encyclopedia of Chronicles, Brill, and welcomes expressions of interest from potential contributors:

Arthur Groos (Cornell University) has recently become Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities. He is also co-editor together with Hans-Jochen Schiewer of Volume 2, Topographies of the Early Modern City, (forthcoming 2006) of the new monograph series: Transatlantische Studien zu Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit/Transatlantic Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture, edited by Hans-Jochen Schwierer, Arthur Groos, Volker Mertens and Ann Marie Rasmussen, published by Vandenhoeck & Rupprecht Unipress.

Evelyn Meyer (Minnesota State University) has accepted a new position at St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.

The SMGS News & Reviews is edited by Ernst Ralf Hintz, (Truman State University). We wish to thank Steven Chau again for his technical expertise in providing the online version with both readability and elegance. We also wish to thank the Division of Language & Literature at Truman State University for its support of this publication.

The SMGS readership is steadily growing as is the interest in receiving the SMGS News & Reviews online. If you would like to contribute to the section on News from Colleagues or should you know of colleagues who would be interested in membership (there are no dues), please contact me by email or fax (660-785-7486), or write to the following address:

Ernst Ralf Hintz, German and Medieval Studies, Truman State University, Division of Language & Literature, McClain Hall 310, Kirksville, MO 63501-4221 (U.S.A.).

The next issue of the SMGS News & Reviews appears in October, 2006.

On behalf of Scott E. Pincikowski and Ernst Ralf Hintz,

All good wishes from SMGS!