Die Farben der Herrschaft
Considering poetological, narratological, and structural viewpoints, Mareike Klein uses close readings to investigate the concepts of color and brilliance in the Song of Roland and King Rother as well as in Willehalm and Herzog Ernst (Version B). Her systematic analysis of discourse on color in heroic epic texts shows how colorfulness could idealize or critically accentuate ruling power and its implications. Mareike Klein , Universität Siegen.
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