Session1712
TitleLiterary Strategies and the Construction of Sanctity in Late Antique and Early Medieval Latin Hagiography
Date/TimeThursday 6 July 2017: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorNetwork for the Study of Late Antique & Early Medieval Monasticism
 
OrganiserKlazina Staat, Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte, Universiteit Gent
Jelle Visser, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
 
Moderator/ChairAlbrecht Diem, Department of History, Syracuse University, New York
 
Paper 1712-a Thecla as a Literary Paradigm in Late Antique Latin Lives of Chaste Spouses
(Language: English)
Klazina Staat, Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte, Universiteit Gent
Index Terms: Hagiography; Language and Literature - Comparative; Language and Literature - Latin; Sexuality
Paper 1712-b The Monastic Virtues in the Lives of Bishops in the Early Medieval Latin Hagiography: The Utilisation of Ambiguities in the Definition of Moral Politics through the Life of Arnulf of Metz
(Language: English)
Jean-Noël Rolland, Département d'histoire, Université de Montréal / Département des Sciences Historiques, Université de Liège
Index Terms: Hagiography; Language and Literature - Latin; Monasticism; Rhetoric
Paper 1712-c Writing and Re-Writing Willibrord's Sanctity: Alcuin and Thiofrid on Willibrord, Monasticism, and Mission
(Language: English)
Jelle Visser, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index Terms: Hagiography; Language and Literature - Latin; Monasticism; Rhetoric
 
AbstractThis panel focuses on the narrative construction of Late Antique and Early Medieval Latin hagiographical texts, studying the literary and rhetorical strategies employed for the construction of saintly virtue and the expression of ideological values. Specific attention is paid to techniques of characterisation, the use of ambiguity as a narrative technique, and the insertion of literary models and tropes from other traditions. Bringing together scholars from literary and historical backgrounds, the panel aims to connect literary analysis with other academic approaches in order to get a multidimensional view on the texts' purposes.