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“Wild glances”: winsbeckin and der renner

Sandra Lindemann Summers

in Ogling Ladies: Scopophilia in Medieval German Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044187
eISBN:
9780813046198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044187.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter analyzes the representation of the female gaze in two medieval German texts: Winsbeckin by an anomymous author and Der Renner by Hugo von Trimberg. While the former satirically deplores ... More


Liquids, Fat, and Wind

Georges Vigarello

in The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159760
eISBN:
9780231535304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159760.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers the ambiguity surrounding the definition of “fat” in medieval texts. These texts variously refer to fat as an oily, pliable, and fundamentally aqueous material, sometimes more ... More


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