International Conference "Novel Saints. Novel, Hagiography and Romance from the 4th to the 12th Century" (CfP)

When
22-11-2018 09:00 to 24-11-2018 17:00
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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CALL FOR PAPERS International Conference "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. We invite papers exploring intersections between two or three of the following 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.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. Kate Cooper (Royal Holloway, University of London), Prof. Stratis Papaioannou (Brown University)

Deadline for proposal abstracts is 15 April 2018. Find the call text and all info here.

This conference is organised by the research team of the ERC-StaG project 'Novel Saints. Studies in Ancient Fiction and Hagiography' at Ghent University.