IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 147: The Borders of Hagiography, I: Text and Genre

Monday 6 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Kathryn Ania Haley-Halinski, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
James McIntosh, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Charlotte Liebelt, School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University
Paper 147-aDavid, Anthony, or Symeon?: Blurring the Borders of Hagiography and Self in Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Vat. gr. 1927
(Language: English)
Courtney Tomaselli, Department of History & Geography Elon University North Carolina
Index terms: Art History - General, Biblical Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 147-bBlurring Generic Boundaries: The Shifting Reception of Plácitus saga
(Language: English)
James McIntosh, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 147-cAn Emperor Crosses 'the Borders of Hagiography': Saintly Narratives of Henry II and Their Transition to Medieval Historiography
(Language: English)
Iliana Kandzha, Department of Medieval Studies Central European University Budapest/Wien
Index terms: Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - German
Abstract

Hagiography is often regarded as a monolithic and derivative genre, despite its diverse nature and its importance to medieval Christian literary culture. The widespread consumption of hagiographic media inevitably led to traditions and innovations beyond the conventional vita. The papers in this session will examine the intersections of hagiography with other genres and media to explore mutual influences between traditions which have previously been overlooked.