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Transdisciplinarity—A Bold Way into the Academic Future, from a European Medievalist Perspective and or the Rediscovery of Philology?

Department of German Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Humanities 2021, 10(3), 96; https://doi.org/10.3390/h10030096
Received: 8 June 2021 / Revised: 2 August 2021 / Accepted: 3 August 2021 / Published: 10 August 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Transdisciplinarity in the Humanities)
This essay examines the challenges and opportunities provided by transdisciplinarity from the point of view of medieval literature. This approach is situated within the universal framework of General Education or Liberal Arts, which in turn derives its essential inspiration from medieval and ancient learning. On the one hand, the various recent efforts to work transdisciplinarily are outlined and discussed; on the other, a selection of medieval narratives and one modern German novel plus one eighteenth-century ode are examined to illustrate how a transdisciplinary approach could work productively in order to innovate the principles of the modern university or all academic learning, putting the necessary tools of twenty-first century epistemology into the hands of the new generation. The specific angle pursued here consists of drawing from the world of medieval philosophy and literature as a new launching pad for future endeavors. View Full-Text
Keywords: transdisciplinarity; general education; liberal arts; Wolfram von Eschenbach; Gottfried von Strassburg; Dante Alighieri; mysticism; Rudolf von Ems; Boccaccio; Hrotsvit of Gandersheim; Herrad of Hohenburg; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Fortunatus; Hermann Hesse; Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock transdisciplinarity; general education; liberal arts; Wolfram von Eschenbach; Gottfried von Strassburg; Dante Alighieri; mysticism; Rudolf von Ems; Boccaccio; Hrotsvit of Gandersheim; Herrad of Hohenburg; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Fortunatus; Hermann Hesse; Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
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Classen, A. Transdisciplinarity—A Bold Way into the Academic Future, from a European Medievalist Perspective and or the Rediscovery of Philology? Humanities 2021, 10, 96. https://doi.org/10.3390/h10030096

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Classen A. Transdisciplinarity—A Bold Way into the Academic Future, from a European Medievalist Perspective and or the Rediscovery of Philology? Humanities. 2021; 10(3):96. https://doi.org/10.3390/h10030096

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Classen, Albrecht. 2021. "Transdisciplinarity—A Bold Way into the Academic Future, from a European Medievalist Perspective and or the Rediscovery of Philology?" Humanities 10, no. 3: 96. https://doi.org/10.3390/h10030096

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