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Novel Saints. Novel, Hagiography and Romance from the 4th to the 12th Century
22.11.2018 - 24.11.2018 
Université de Gand - Gand
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Novel Saints. Novel, Hagiography and Romance from the 4th to the 12th Century

International Conference
Ghent, 22-24 November 2018

Organized by Koen De Temmerman & Flavia Ruani

Attendance is free but registration (at petra.vereecken[at] is required before November 7th 2018. When registering, please indicate the date(s) and session(s) that you will attend.

Thursday November 22
(Thagaste, Augustinuszaal, Academiestraat 1, Gent)
9:00 Welcome and Introduction

1. Rewriting – Chair: Koen De Temmerman
9:30-10:00 Ingela Nilsson (Uppsala University), “From Hagiographical Romance to Spiritual Novel: an Early Modern Perspective on Novelistic and Hagiographical Narration”
10:00-10:30 Edmund Cueva (University of Houston-Downtown), “ψεῦδος τῷ ψεύδει συνείρειν οὐκ ἀμαθῶς (Symeon Metaphrastes, Life, Conduct, and Passion of the Holy Martyr of Christ Saint Eugenia and Her Parent, 50)”
10:30-11:00 Daria D. Resh (Brown University), “From Tales to Novels: The Method of Metaphrasis”
11:00-11:30 Discussion
11:30-12:00 Coffee Break
12:00-13:00 Key-note Lecture: Stratis Papaioannou (University of Crete): “The Philosopher’s Tongue”
13:00-14:30 Lunch

2. Novel and Hagiography 1
Chair: Klazina Staat
14:30-15:00 Amber May Bremner (University of New England, Australia), “The Relationship between the Jewish novel The Testament of Job and the 5th century Life of Simeon Stylites by Antonius: an Example of the Literary Role of Hagiography”
15:00-15:30 Christa Gray (University of Reading), “Hesychius, quo ille uehementissime delectabatur: the Travails of the Saint’s Best Friend in Jerome’s Life of Hilarion”
15:30-16:00 Alexey Muraviev (School of Oriental Studies, Moscow), “Narrative Structures in the Syriac Julian Romance and their Literary Antecedents”
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
Chair: Julie Van Pelt
16:30-17:00 R. Gillian Glass (University of British Columbia), “Novel Martyrdom: The Passion of Theagenes and Chariklea?”
17:00-17:30 Charis Messis (University of Athens), “When Holiness Becomes Literature: the Lives of Women in Byzantium from the Tenth to the Twelfth Century”
17:30-18:00 Discussion
18:00 Reception

Friday November 23
(Het Pand, Vergaderzaal 2.3, Onderbergen 1, Gent)

3. Novel and Hagiography 2
Chair: Stelios Panayotakis
9:00-9:30 Fotis Vasileiou (Ionian University, Corfu), “From Leucippe to st. Thomais. Literary Motifs, Narrative Techniques, and Female Virtue in Late Antiquity”
9:30-10:00 Carol Downer (King’s College, London), “Novel Saints: Legal Process as a Forum for Rhetorical Display in Hagiography and the Ancient Novel”
10:00-10:30 Olivia Adankpo-Labadie (École française de Rome), “Le gadl, un roman éthiopien ? Quelques réflexions sur l’écriture romanesque dans la littérature hagiographique éthiopienne médiévale”
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
Chair: Tine Scheijnen
11:00-11:30 Julie Van Pelt (Ghent University), “Romance in Disguise? Romance Modelling in Lives of Disguised Saints”
11:30-12:00 Heather Blurton (University of California, Santa Barbara), “Pirates, Twins and Magical Deer: The St Eustace Legend and Twelfth-Century Anglo-Norman Romance”
12:00-12:30 Discussion
12:30-14:00 Lunch

4. Alexander Romance – Chair: Ghazzal Dabiri
14:00-14:30 S. Peter Cowe (UCLA), “From Roman Alexandria to Ilkhanid Iran: The Orientalizing and Christianizing of the Armenian Alexander Romance”
14:30-15:00 Alex MacFarlane (University of Oxford), “The Monks and the Monarch: Christian Stories about the Edges of the World in Armenian”
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:00 Fedor Veselov (St. Petersburg State University), “Origins of the ‘Encircled Nations’ Episode Illustrations in Illuminated Manuscripts of the Alexander Romance”
16:00-16:30 Discussion
16:30-17:30 Key-note Lecture: Kate Cooper (Royal Holloway, University of London), “The Martyr’s Voice”
19:30 Conference dinner

Saturday November 24
(Het Pand)
5. Apocryphal Acts – Chair: Floris Bernard
9:00-9:30 Benjamin De Vos (Ghent University), “The Homilistic Disputes Between Clement and Appion – a Clash Between Judeo-Christianity and Paganism for the ‘True’ Paideia”
9:30-10:00 Chahan Vidal-Gorène - Agnès Ouzounian (École nationale des Chartes), “L’Histoire de Zosime, une hagiographie ? Nouvelles perspectives à l’aune de la tradition arménienne”
10:00-10:30 María Paz López Martínez (University of Alicante), “The Papyri of The Apocryphon of Jannes and Jambres in the Context of the Greek Lost Novels”
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Jan Bremmer (University of Groningen), “The Earlier Apocryphal Acts and the Novel, with Special Attention to the Acts of Paul and Thecla, Both in Greek and Latin”
11:30-12:00 Flavia Ruani (Ghent University), “Thecla Beyond Thecla. Secondary Characters in Syriac Hagiography”
12:00-12:30 Discussion
12:30-13:00 Conclusions
13:00 Lunch

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