This volume brings together the research findings of a DFG network of Germanists and art historians. The focus is on processes of visualisation and vivification in the sister arts of painting and poetry. For Christian-influenced pre-modern art production, it was above all rhetoric and perception theory that offered mental patterns and techniques for an analogous interpretation of texts and images. Describing these procedures beyond the dichotomy of text and image is a declared aim of this volume, in order to open up new perspectives for deciphering linguistically and pictorially generated vividness and liveliness in the Middle Ages and early modern period.
This series, which will comprise doctoral and professorial dissertations and other monographs as well as collective volumes, aims at highlighting and promoting interdisciplinarity in Medieval Studies even more than is currently the case. Works from all branches of Medieval Studies will be accepted, provided they emphasise the aspect of interdisciplinarity, i.e. they attempt to transgress the boundaries of any single subject.