Beate Kellner (Munich/Berkeley) is giving a workshop on "The power of Imagination in Middle High German Minnesang". This is the first workshop of this year's Textual Orientations Series. Professor Kellner will present on the topic for about half an hour after which there will be time for an in-depth discussion of a number of Middle High German love poems. The workshop will be held on Monday, November 7, from 2 to 4 in room 260-216. Light refreshments will be served.
Beate Kellner is professor for Medieval German Literature at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-University in Munich. This fall she teaches as a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Kellner received her PhD from the LMU Munich in 1992 with a dissertation on the concept of Myth in Jacob Grimm's Mythology and has since published on a wide array of aspects of premodern literature and culture ranging from genealogical knowledge and the embodiment of rule to the appropriation of paganism and concepts of authorship in the Middle Ages and Early Modernity.