On 9 December the final UCMS-Lunchlecture of this year will take place. Irmgard Fuchs MA (Medieval Culture) will talk about her research on Concepts of 'honor' and 'loyalty' in the medieval beast epic.
Based on a common Old French version, the story of the sly fox spread out over Europe in a German tradition (Reinhart Fuchs) and a Dutch tradition (Van den vos Reynaerde, Reinaerts Historie). All three stories are about a conflict between a king (lion) and his vasall (fox).
However, each of the three tales deviates mainly from the others in the way it ends: one king loses his life, the other loses his honor, and the third makes the fox a member of the center of power. This lecture will discuss some aspects of the research project about the courtly concepts of 'honor' and 'loyalty' in the Middle High German and the Middle Dutch beast epic.
The lecture will be given in Dutch. Please bring your own lunch, we will provide tea and coffee.
Admission is not required