Academic session 'Enchanted reception: Religion and the supernatural in medieval Troy narratives '

For whom
Alumni , Secondary teachers , Employees , Students
When
06-03-2021 13:30 to 06-04-2021 18:00
Language
English
Organizer
Ellen Söderblom Saarela & Tine Scheijnen (Department of Literary Studies - Faculty of Arts and Philosophy)
Contact
Tine.Scheijnen@UGent.be
Website
https://www.novelsaints.ugent.be/event/conference-enchanted-reception-religion-and-supernatural-medieval-troy-narratives%E2%80%AF
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Enchanted Reception aims to explore the place of enchantment, myth, and religion in both Eastern and Western medieval narratives about Troy.

Enchanted Reception is a two-day workshop with the aim of exploring the place of enchantment, myth, and religion in both Eastern and Western medieval narratives about Troy, or narratives that are influenced by motifs related or parallel to the narrative of the Trojan war.    

  • How did contemporary (e.g. literary and socio-cultural) developments influence medieval adaptations of the supernatural and pagan religion in medieval Troy narratives?  
  • What role does the Troy motif play in other literary works?  
  • How are rationalization and “Christianization” used to deal with the medieval unease evoked by certain aspects of ancient mythology?  
  • From a comparative perspective, how can we map such processes transnationally, e.g. in the different language and literature traditions of the medieval world?  
  • How do these questions engage with themes such as gender, sexuality, ethnicity and cross-cultural connections?