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Byzantine Literature: New Voices and Current Approaches

Byzantine Colloquium, November 9-11, 2007, Colloquiarchs: John Duffy and Stratis Papaioannou

Abstracts

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Friday, November 9

  • 3:30 pm
  • Jan Ziolkowski, Director
    Alice-Mary Talbot, Director of Byzantine Studies
  • Welcome
  • John Duffy, Harvard University
  • Introductory Remarks
  • 4:00 pm
  • Emmanuel Bourbouhakis, Harvard University
  • Replotting the Axis: Byzantine Literature and the Three Levels of Style
  • Catherine Holmes, University College, Oxford University
  • Historiography and handbooks in political context, ca. 900–1150
  • Discussion
  • 5:30 pm–6:45 pm
  • Reception
  • 7:00 pm
  • Speakers' Dinner, Refectory

Saturday, November 10

  • 10:00 am
  • Coffee
  • 10:30 am
  • Stavroula Constantinou, University of Cyprus
  • Grotesque Bodies in Edifying Tales: The Monstrous and the Uncanny in Byzantine Miracle Stories
  • 11:00 am
  • Christopher Livanos, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Digenes and the Dragon: Indo-European Comparisons
  • 11:30 am
  • Discussion and Coffee break
  • 11:45 am
  • Discussion
  • 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
  • Lunch, Refectory
  • 1:30 pm
  • Emilie van Opstall, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • The Poet as Guide
  • 2:00 pm
  • Christos Simelides, Oxford University
  • The Poetry of Theodore Metochites
  • 2:30 pm
  • Discussion and break
  • 3:15 pm
  • Stratis Papaioannou, Dumbarton Oaks - Brown University
  • Byzantine Mirrors: Fiction and Desire in Medieval Greek Writing
  • 3:45 pm
  • Discussion
  • 4:00 pm
  • Jan Ziolkowski
  • Concluding remarks
  • 4:15 pm–5:00 pm
  • Closing Tea

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