International Conference 'Novel Saints. Novel, Hagiography and Romance from the 4th to the 12th Century'

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
Contact
Flavia.Ruani@UGent.be
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Three-day international conference in Ghent organised by the Novel Saints ERC project

International Conference 'Novel Saints. Novel, Hagiography and Romance from the 4th to the 12th Century'

novelsaintsconference_image.pngThe 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:

  1. 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’
  2. 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
  3. Medieval romance in the West, Byzantium or Persia.

Please find the full programme attached below as 'related content'.

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)

Attendance is free but before November 7th 2018. When registering, please indicate the date(s) and session(s) that you will attend.