Appel à communication — « Holy Hero(in)es. Literary Constructions of Heroism in Late Antique and Early Medieval Hagiography »
Before 20 September 2015 , Call for Papers
Holy Hero(in)es. Literary Constructions of Heroism in Late Antique and Early Medieval Hagiography
International conference at Ghent University (Belgium), Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th February
The ERC research group Novel Saints (Ghent University) builds on and contributes to a recent trend in scholarship of studying late antique and early medieval hagiography (4th-12th cent.) as literature.
We welcome paper proposals for our first, international conference, which will deal with literary constructions of characters as hero(in)es in different types of late antique and early medieval hagiographical narrative (Lives, Martyr Acts, hagiographical romances, etc.). We envisage contributions on hagiography from different linguistic traditions (Latin, Greek, Syriac, Georgian, Coptic, Armenian, Persian and Arabic).