IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 208: The Literary Origins of Hagiography, I: Novel Influences

Monday 4 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Christa Gray, Department of Classics, University of Reading
Moderator/Chair:James Corke-Webster, Department of Classics & Ancient History, Durham University
Paper 208-aMinor Characters in Jerome's Hagiography and Their Novelistic Relations
(Language: English)
Christa Gray, Department of Classics, University of Reading
Christa Gray, Department of Classics, University of Reading
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Paper 208-bSeparation and Recognition in the Ancient Greek Novel and the Lives of the Cross-Dressers
(Language: English)
Julie van Pelt, Afdeling Latijn en Grieks, Universiteit Gent
Julie van Pelt, Afdeling Latijn en Grieks, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Greek, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Paper 208-c'Apollonius of Tyre' and Italian Hagiography
(Language: English)
Stelios Panayotakis, Department of Philology, University of Crete / Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Stelios Panayotakis, Department of Philology, University of Crete / Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Abstract

This panel is one of two discussing narrative texts about holy men and women from Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. ‘Novel Influences’ will focus on the underexplored relationship between these texts and the genre of the ancient novel, which flourished at the same time as early Christianity. Papers will address intertextuality, as well as deeper aspects of structure and genre. The panel aims to identify some of the intrinsic literary features that gave hagiography such a long and popular afterlife in the western Middle Ages and the Byzantine world.