Festschrift for Carla Dauven-van Knippenberg

Wat nyeus verfraeyt dat herte ende verlicht den sin. Studien zum Schauspiel des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit. Edited by Elke Huwiler, Arend Quak and Elisabeth Meyer

20 april 2016

On the occasion of her 65th Birthday, colleagues of the German Department of the UvA have edited a volume in honor of Associated Professor Carla Dauven-van Knippenberg, head of the German Department for many years.

The Festschrift in honor of Carla Dauven-van Knippenberg contains 13 articles of well-known researchers in the field of Medieval and Early Modern Theatre, a field of research in which Carla Dauven-van Knippenberg has contributed a great number of essential publications during her academic career. The volume, published by the Amsterdamer Beiträge zur Älteren Germanistik, includes on the one hand theoretical observations, for example on the differentiation between Easter festivity and Easter play, or on the importance of music for the plays. On the other hand, specific plays are scrutinized, like the Heidelberger Passion play of 1514, the Lübener Easter play fragment, the oldest Swedish play 'De uno peccatore', the Theophilus play, the Berliner Christmas play of 1589 and Sebastian Brant’s 'Tugent Spyl'. Moreover, the reception of the comedies by Terenz, the development of the carnival play, the puppet play as adapted by Maugis d'Aigremont, as well as the discourse of the island and its influence on plays like Shakespeare’s 'The Tempest' are examined.
The articles with its multiple references to Carla Dauven-van Knippenberg’s own work in this research area show the diversity of the field of Medieval and Early Modern Theatre Studies. In accordance with Dauven-van Knippenberg’s own line of research, the articles are interdisciplinary and not limited to German Studies. Apart from articles in German, there are also articles in Dutch and in English in the Festschrift.

Title of the volume: Wat nyeus verfraeyt dat herte ende verlicht den sin. Studien zum Schauspiel des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit. Festschrift für Carla Dauven-van Knippenberg zum 65. Geburtstag
Edited by Elke Huwiler, Elisabeth Meyer and Arend Quak (em.), German Studies Department, UvA
Amsterdam German Studies, Vol. 75 (2015) (Publication Date: January 2016)
ISBN: 9789004308008

Gepubliceerd door  Amsterdam School of Historical Studies