Chapters and Titles in Byzantine Literature
12th September 2014
This one-day colloquium will consider the way in which Byzantine texts label literature: how do they refer to earlier and contemporary literature, and how to they characterize themselves in terms of genre and format? It is interesting not only to document such characterizations but also to reflect upon them in view of what they tell us about the transmission of knowledge in Byzantium. Particular attention will be paid to the typically Byzantine literary format of chapters (κεφάλαια), in which usage of and references to earlier literature play an important role. The colloquium concludes the KU Leuven research project Investigations into the Nature of Patristic and Byzantine Literature.
Conveners: Reinhart Ceulemans & Peter Van Deun.
With the support from VZW Graecitas Christiana and KU Leuven.
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*** UPDATE 9/9/14 *** Unforeseen circumstances forced Dirk Krausmüller to cancel his participation. In his stead, the conveners will give a paper on the research project behind the colloquium. Time slots remain the same. *** UPDATE 9/9/14 ***
Attendance is free but registration is required (before 10th September). To register, just send an e-mail to Reinhart Ceulemans.