Řeči o lásce a smrti. Příběh Tristana a Isoldy jako didaktická výzva
Speaking about love and death. The story of Tristan and Iseult as a didactical challenge
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The article presents a report from an interpretative seminar focused on the story of Tristan and Iseult in its various forms, medieval and modern. The authors (a historian and a literary scholar) strove to maintain consistent interdisciplinary approach during the course, not only with respect to the methods of inquiry, but also in teaching. It is shown here that such undertaking is feasible and that the interdisciplinary dialogue between two living persons has a potential to attract and engage even students with no previous experience with medieval textual material. In addition, the course has revealed two broad chains of questions that can stimulate further interdisciplinary exploration — the questions about the process of signification and the questions about matters (especially liquids) and their transmutations.
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