Lars Boje Mortensen

"From Family Honor to Abstract Communities. A Literary Sociology of the Middle Ages"

Lars Boje Mortensen
10/05 2017
12:15-13:15, Danish IAS conference room (Ø18-509-1)

In this talk I will make the case the study of literature and intellectual traditions in the Middle Ages can contribute significantly to long-term social history. I will argue that the sphere of written discourse itself is a dynamic historical factor and that the interplay between forms of social organization and the impact of an expanding book-culture has been overlooked in both historical and literary studies.