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Dr. Concetta Giliberto

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Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung "Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose. Bewältigungsstrategien in Ostasien und Europa"
Ulrich-Schalk-Str. 3a
91056 Erlangen




Home Institution: University of Palermo (Italy)


IKGF Visiting Fellow June 2012 - September 2012

(Last change of profile by end of stay)

IKGF Research Project:

Fate after Death in Medieval Germany. The tradition of the Visio Pauli in Middle High German Literature: Sources, Analogues and Influences


Curriculum Vitae

Concetta Giliberto is Associate Professor in Germanic Philology at the University of Palermo and teaches within the frame of the History Degree Course there. In 1991, she took a degree in Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Palermo and, in 1997, completed her PhD in Germanic Philology at the University of Florence with a dissertation on the Frisian runic tradition.

She has worked in the field of runology and on the relationship between runic writing and ancient Germanic cultures, paying particular attention to the Old Frisian and Anglo-Saxon tradition. She has studied eschatological literature in the Germanic medieval world, focussing particularly on the legend of the Signs before Doomsday in the Old English, Middle High German and Old Frisian tradition.

She has also explored the tradition of the lapidaries in Anglo-Saxon England, in light of their relationship with the scientific works surviving in the manuscripts dated between the eighth and the twelfth century, highlighting their pedagogical function and their usage in the monastic schools. In particular, she has analysed the oldest English lapidary (London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius A iii), as well as the earliest lapidary written in German language, the Lapidary of Prüll (Clm 536), drawing attention to its practical function within the context of the so-called Fachliteratur of medieval Germany.

Currently, she is editing a volume that collects the proceedings of the workshop entitled "The Limits of learning", held in Leeuwarden (27th June – 1st July 2007), in the context of the joint international project Storehouses of Wholesome Learning: Accumulation and Dissemination of Encyclopaedic Knowledge in the Early Middle Ages (Palermo – Leida – Groninga).

Employment/Experience

1999-2001 Research Fellow, University of Palermo
2001-2006 Lecturer in Germanic Philology, University of Palermo
2006-present Associate Professor in Germanic Philology, University of Palermo

Honors, Awards and Scholarships

1994-present Ordinary Member, Associazione Italiana di Filologia Germanica
2007-present Ordinary Member, International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS)

Other Scientific Activities

1991-present Collaborative Research, Officina di Studi Medievali in Palermo
2004-2010 Collaborative Research, Storehouses of Wholesome Learning: http://www.storehousesoflearning.com

Selected Publications

Books and Editions

  • GILIBERTO C. (2000). Le iscrizioni runiche sullo sfondo della cultura Frisone altomedievale, Göppingen: Kümmerle Verlag

Proceedings

  • GILIBERTO C. (2011), "Precious Stones In Anglo-Saxon Glosses", in: P. Lendinara, L. Lazzari and C. Di Sciacca (eds.), Rethinking And Recontextualizing Glosses: New Perspectives In The Study Of Late Anglo-Saxon Glossography (Roma, 11-13 February 2010), Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 119-151, ISBN: 978-2-503-54253-9
  • GILIBERTO C. (2010), "The Fifteen Signs before Doomsday in Cotton Vespasian D. xiv: Role and Contextualisation", in: R. H. Bremmer Jr e K. Dekker (eds.), The Practice of Learning. Storehouses of Wholesome Learning II, (Mediaevalia Groningana, n. s. 16), Louvain: Peeters, pp. 286-309, ISBN 978-90-429-2288-4, 285-310
  • GILIBERTO C. (2009). "La tradizione runica Del mare del nord. L’inghilterra anglosassone", in. V. Corazza e R. Gendre (eds.), Le Rune. Epigrafia e letteratura (Bibliotheca Germanica. Studi e Testi, 26), Alessandria: Edizioni dell’Orso, pp. 19-63, ISBN:978-88-6274-133-0
  • GILIBERTO C. (2009). "La letteratura mineralogica nel mondo germanico medievale, con particolare riguardo per il lapidario antico inglese e il lapidario di Prüll", in: L. Vezzosi (ed.), La letteratura tecnico-scientifica nel Medioevo germanico (Bibliotheca Germanica. Studi e Testi, 25), Alessandria: Edizioni dell'Orso, pp. 95-118, ISBN:978-88-6274-118-7
  • GILIBERTO C. (2010), "The Fifteen Signs before Doomsday in Cotton Vespasian D. xiv: Role and Contextualisation", in: R. H. Bremmer Jr e K. Dekker (edd.), The Practice of Learning. Storehouses of Wholesome Learning II, (Mediaevalia Groningana, n. s. 16), Louvain: Peeters, 2009, pp. 286-309, ISBN 978-90-429-2288-4
  • GILIBERTO C. (2007). "La rappresentazione della società tedesca del XIII secolo nei sermoni in volgare di Bertoldo da Ratisbona", in: A. Musco (ed.), I Francescani e la Politica Atti del Convegno internazionale di studio, Palermo 3-7 Dicembre 2002, Palermo: Officina di studi medievali, pp. 523-542. ISBN: 88-88615-63-6
  • GILIBERTO C. (2007). "An unpublished De lapidibus in its Manuscript Tradition, with Particular Regard to the Anglo-Saxon Area", in P. Lendinara, L. Lazzari and M. A. D’Aronco (eds.), Form and content of instruction in Anglo-Saxon England in the light of contemporary manuscript evidence. Papers presented at the International Conference, Udine, 6-8 April 2006, Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 251-283. ISBN: 978-2-503-52591-4
  • GILIBERTO C. (2007). "Stone Lore in Miscellany Manuscripts: the Old English Lapidary", in R. Bremmer Jr. and K. Dekker (eds.), The Transfer of Encyclopaedic Knowledge in the Early Middle Ages. The Foundations of Learning, Storehouses of Wholesome Learning 1 (Mediaevalia Groningana, 9), Louvain: Peeters, pp. 253-278. ISBN: 978-90-429-1979-2
  • GILIBERTO C. (2004). "I segni del Giudizio della famiglia "Ava" e gli aspetti innovativi del poemetto del ms. München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cgm 717", in F. Ferrari e M. Bampi (edd.), Le Lingue e le Letterature Germaniche fra il XII e il XVI Secolo, Trento: Editrice Università degli Studi di Trento, pp. 253-294. ISBN/ISSN: 88-8443-065-8.
  • GILIBERTO C. (2004). "Ibridazioni tra il Fisiologo e i Segni del Giudizio", in C. Rizzo (ed.), Fabelwesen, mostri e portenti nell’immaginario occidentale: medioevo germanico e altro, Alessandria: Edizioni dell'Orso, pp. 157-191. ISBN 88-7694-768-X

Articles

  • GILIBERTO C. (2007). "The Fifteen Signs of Doomsday of the First Riustring Manuscript", in: R. Bremmer Jr., S. Laker and O. Vries (eds.), Advances in Old Frisian Philology (Amsterdamer Beiträge zur Älteren Germanistik, 64 / Estrikken, 80), Amsterdam: Rodopi, pp. 129-152. ISBN: 13-978-90-420-2181-5
  • GILIBERTO C. (1998). "The Criteria for the Formation of a Frisian Runic Corpus Revisited", in: R. H. Bremmer Jr et al. (eds.), Approaches to Old Frisian Philology (Amsterdamer Beiträge zur Älteren Germanistik, 49), Amsterdam – Atlanta, GA: Rodopi, pp. 155-168. ISSN 0165-7305

Reviews

  • Review of: Carla Cucina, Il Seafarer. La navigatio cristiana di un poeta anglosassone, Roma: Edizioni Kappa, 2008 (Biblioteca Medievale. Saggi – Ricerche – Edizioni, 2), pp. VII, 478, da pubblicarsi in Speculum 85/1 (January 2010).
  • Review of A. Squires, The Old English Physiologus, Durham, 1988, Schede Medievali. Rassegna dell’Officina di Studi Medievali, 20-21 (gennaio-dicembre 1991), pp. 251-253; Review of D. Faraci, Il Bestiario Medio Inglese (MS Arundel, 292 della British Library), L’Aquila – Roma, Japadre, 1990, Schede Medievali. Rassegna dell’Officina di Studi Medievali, 22-23 (gennaio-dicembre 1992), pp. 107-110;
  • Review of Höfische Repräsentation. Das Zeremoniell und die Zeichen, hrsg. von H. Ragotzky und H. Wenzel, Tübingen, Niemeyer, 1990, Schede Medievali. Rassegna dell’Officina di Studi Medievali, 22-23 (gennaio-dicembre 1992), p. 185;
  • Review of Von Menschen und Ihren Zeichen. Sozialhistorische Untersuchungen zum Spätmittelalter und zur Neuzeit hrsg. von I. Matschinegg et al., Bielefeld, Verlag für Regionalgeschichte, 1990, Schede Medievali. Rassegna dell’Officina di Studi Medievali, 22-23 (gennaio-dicembre 1992), pp. 214-215;
  • Review of W. Georgi, Friedrich Barbarossa und die auswärtigen Mächte. Studien zur Außenpolitik 1159-1180, Frankfurt am Main, P. Lang, 1990, Schede Medievali. Rassegna dell’Officina di Studi Medievali, 22-23 (gennaio-dicembre 1992), p. 179;
  • Review of E. Hertog, Chaucer’s Fabliaux as Analogues, Leuven, Leuven University Press, 1991, Schede Medievali. Rassegna dell’Officina di Studi Medievali, 24-25 (gennaio-dicembre 1993), pp. 365-366;
  • Review of Konrad von Heimesfurt, Diu Urstende. Studienausgabe, hrsg. von K. Gärtner und Werner J. Hoffmann, Tübingen, Niemeyer, 1991, Schede Medievali. Rassegna dell’Officina di Studi Medievali, 24-25 (gennaio-dicembre 1993), p. 368;
  • Review of A. Rieger, Trobairtz. Der Beitrag der Frau in der altokzitanischen höfischen Lyrik. Edition des Gesamtkorpus, Tübingen, Niemeyer, 1991, Schede Medievali. Rassegna dell’Officina di Studi Medievali, 28-29 (gennaio-dicembre 1995), pp. 103-106.