Tannhäuser has established a very unique profile as an author of 13th century medieval German literature. Not only did he experiment with literary genres and test their limits; his poetry is also defined by complex self-referential patterns. This study on the one hand provides – after a close look on the state of research as well as theoretical approach – a profound interpretation of Tannhäusers uvre that focusses especially on self-referential structures and other kinds of literary references. On the other hand it offers a new edition of Tannhäusers texts that follows modern standards.
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.