Session115
TitleBorder-Crossing Stories between East and West
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserEmilie van Opstall, Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies & Archaeology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
 
Moderator/ChairIvo Wolsing, Instituut voor Geschiedenis, Universiteit Leiden
 
Paper 115-a Gender and Sexuality in the Barlaam and Josaphat Textual Tradition: A Transcultural Exploration
(Language: English)
Rachel Peled Cuartas, Department of Spanish & Latin American Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Isabel Toral-Niehoff, Seminar für Semitistik und Arabistik, Freie Universität Berlin
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Comparative; Language and Literature - Other; Sexuality
Paper 115-b Confusing Gender in Byzantine Fables: On the (Un)Importance of Gender in Symeon Seth's Stephanites kai Ichnelates
(Language: English)
Lilli Hölzlhammer, 'Retracing Connections' Project, Uppsala universitet
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Comparative; Language and Literature - Greek
Paper 115-c Between Misogyny and Agency: The Representation of Women in the Byzantine Syntipas / Latin Dolopathos
(Language: English)
Emilie van Opstall, Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies & Archaeology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Comparative; Language and Literature - Greek; Language and Literature - Latin
 
AbstractRecent years witnessed a renewed interest in stories that travelled between East and West, with fresh insights in cross-cultural comparative literature. This session brings together representatives of three different projects on stories that cross borders and that appear in different European and Middle-Eastern languages, i.e. AnonymClassic on Kalila and Dimna and related texts (Berlin), Retracing Connections on Byzantine story worlds (Uppsala) and Travelling Tales on Syntipas/Sindbad the Wise (Amsterdam). A representative from each project will present a paper followed by an exchange of ideas concerning various aspects of the projects represented: codicology, literary theory and history, and digital infrastructure.