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The conference will explore new approaches to Medieval Greek Fiction.
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Romance between East and West

New Approaches to Medieval Greek Fiction

The conference Romance between East and West. New Approaches to Medieval Greek Fiction, organised by the Swedish Institute at Athens will take place on 27-29 November 2014, at the Institute.


Thursday 27 November
9.30 Welcome and introduction (INGELA NILSSON)
9.45-10.30 CAROLINA CUPANE, “Partenopeu’s Visit to Constantinople: A
Case Study in Literary Reception”
10.30-11.15 TINA LENDARI, “Textual and Interpretative Problems in
Velthandros and Chrysantza”
11.15-11.45 Coffee
11.45-12.30 STAVROULA CONSTANTINOU, “Between (Wo)men: Homosocial
Desire in the War of Troy”
12.30-13.00 Discussion
13.15 Lunch
15.30 CHRISTINA CHRISTOFORATOU, “In Defense of Reverie: Cultural
Fantasy and the Poetics of Space in Velthandros and Chrysantza,
Livistros and Rhodamne, Kallimachos and Chrysorrhoe”
16.15 VASILIKI DIMOULA, “Non-human Partners in the Palaiologan
Romances: Revisiting the Theory of Emotions in Medieval
17.00 Discussion
18.00 Reception at the Swedish Institute

Friday 28 November
9.30-10.15 THEODORE MARKOPOULOS, “Translations as Evidence of
Language Change”
10.15-11.00 ROMINA LUZI, “Pierre’s Journey: The Acculturation of a French
11.00-11.30 Coffee
11.30-12.15 FRANCESCA RIZZO NERVO, “Chronotopes between East and
West: the Διήγησις πολυπαθοῦς Ἀπολλωνίου τοῦ Τύρου
12.15-12.45 Discussion
13.15 Lunch
15.30 EFTHYMIA PRIKI, “Female Initiation? A comparative study of
women’s dreaming in Livistros and Rodamne and Hypnerotomachia
16.15 ELIZABETH JEFFREYS, “From Herakles to Erkoulios in the
thirteenth-century Peloponnese, and beyond”
17.00 Coffee
17.30 ADAM GOLDWYN, “Translating Troy: Ho Polemos tes Troados in its
Pan-European Context
18.15 Discussion
20.30 Dinner

Saturday 29 November
9.30-10.15 CORINNE JOUANNO, “A Melancholy Conqueror: Herodotean
Material in a Late Version of the Alexander Romance”
10.15-11.00 ULRICH MOENNIG, “Byzantine Modernity? The Case of the
Palaiologan Romances”
11.00-11.30 Coffee
11.30-12.30 Concluding remarks (ADAM GOLDWYN) and final discussion

For additional information and registration, please contact [email protected] no
later than November 20. Registration is free and includes coffee breaks and reception on
November 27, but not lunches and dinner.