Haselnüsse, Erotik und Epistemologie in der Literatur des Mittelalters

Translated title of the contribution: Hazelnuts, eroticism and epistemology in the literature of the Middle Ages

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Abstract

Based on a rather unusual mære, Der Ritter und die Nösse, this article discusses the universal and often rather enigmatic function of the hazelnut in medieval literature. We can find examples in the lais by Marie de France, in the German verse narratives, the so-called mæren, in the mystical texts by Julian of Norwich, and in the late medieval folk song poetry. From there the motif of the hazelnut experienced a wide-ranging reception far into the nineteenth, perhaps even to the twentieth century.

Translated title of the contributionHazelnuts, eroticism and epistemology in the literature of the Middle Ages
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)79-94
Number of pages16
JournalFabula
Volume56
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Literature and Literary Theory
  • Cultural Studies

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