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.