Colloque – Novel Saints. Novel, Hagiography and Romance from the 4th to the 12th Century

The conference aims to examine the persistence of ancient novelistic material in hagiography and instances of continuity of novelistic and/or hagiographical strands in medieval romances in the West, Byzantium and Persia. Troughout the three-day programme, intersections are explored between different narrative traditions:

  • Ancient novelistic fiction (broadly defined), including Greek novels (both extant and fragmentarily preserved, Latin novels, Jewish novels and so-called ‘fringe novels’ or ‘novelistic biographies’
  • Hagiography from the fourth to the twelfth century, including Lives, Martyr Acts, hagiographical romances, and edifying tales written in Greek, Latin, Syriac, Arabic, Armenian, Georgian, Ethiopian and Coptic
  • Medieval romance in the West, Byzantium or Persia.

This conference is organised by the research team of the ERC-Starting Grant project ‘Novel Saints. Studies in Ancient Fiction and Hagiography’ at Ghent University (PI: Koen De Temmerman)

Programme : here

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Informations pratiques :

When : 22-11-2018 09:00 to 24-11-2018 13:00
Where : Ghent, Het Pand (University Conventiion Center), Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent
Language : English
Organizer : Flavia Ruani
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Source : Universiteit Gent

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