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Frá Sýrlandi til Íslands. Arfur Tómasar postula. Tómasarguðspjall, Tómasarkver, Tómas saga postula (review)

Frá Sýrlandi til Íslands. Arfur Tómasar postula. Tómasarguðspjall, Tómasarkver, Tómas saga... Book Reviews user to envision what is not visible, but is imaginable--simultaneously, however, presenting the user (hearer or listener) with an "illusionary reality" in which the user can either find or lose him- or herself (p. 80). Wenzel approaches the textual and the physical mirror under different aspects; among others, he analyzes an illustration of the thirteenth-century Der Welsche Gast, in a manuscript from the second half of that century. Wenzel views this illustration from both a history of technology perspective (as an example of the use of mirrors in the thirteenth century) and, more abstractly, as a location where the literal use of mirrors and the resultant optical reflection, in connection with Thomasin's text, then leads to internal self-reflection (pp. 72­74). Overall Wenzel's work advocates a movement away from the artificial disciplinary divisions between Art and Literary Studies and pleads for a "Text-Bildwissenschaft" (p. 63). As all who are working in this new field would agree, it remains challengingly broad and undefined. The absence of a standardized vocabulary (for example, even Michael Curschmann's picture/text and word/image distinction has yet to be more broadly adopted in English-language scholarship) and the broad range of scholarly work that lays claim http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JEGP, Journal of English and Germanic Philology University of Illinois Press

Frá Sýrlandi til Íslands. Arfur Tómasar postula. Tómasarguðspjall, Tómasarkver, Tómas saga postula (review)

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Abstract

Book Reviews user to envision what is not visible, but is imaginable--simultaneously, however, presenting the user (hearer or listener) with an "illusionary reality" in which the user can either find or lose him- or herself (p. 80). Wenzel approaches the textual and the physical mirror under different aspects; among others, he analyzes an illustration of the thirteenth-century Der Welsche Gast, in a manuscript from the second half of that century. Wenzel views this illustration from both a history of technology perspective (as an example of the use of mirrors in the thirteenth century) and, more abstractly, as a location where the literal use of mirrors and the resultant optical reflection, in connection with Thomasin's text, then leads to internal self-reflection (pp. 72­74). Overall Wenzel's work advocates a movement away from the artificial disciplinary divisions between Art and Literary Studies and pleads for a "Text-Bildwissenschaft" (p. 63). As all who are working in this new field would agree, it remains challengingly broad and undefined. The absence of a standardized vocabulary (for example, even Michael Curschmann's picture/text and word/image distinction has yet to be more broadly adopted in English-language scholarship) and the broad range of scholarly work that lays claim

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JEGP, Journal of English and Germanic PhilologyUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Mar 30, 2011

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