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Author Fictionality in Late Antique Hagiography (Workshop) (2017 : Rome, Italy), author.

Title Narrative, imagination and concepts of fiction in late antique hagiography / edited by Julie Van Pelt, Koen De Temmerman ; with the collaboration of Klazina Staat
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2024]


Description 1 online resource
Series Mnemosyne supplements. Late antique literature ; volume 478
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum ; 478.
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. Late antique literature.
Contents Part 1. Concepts and Contexts -- Narratives of Imagination and Fiction in Late Antique Hagiography: Scholarship and Ways Forward / Koen De Temmerman and Julie Van Pelt -- The Cultural Politics of Imagination. On Fictionality in Late Antique and Early Byzantine Christian Contexts (Origen, the Apocryphal Acts, Hagiography) / Panagiotis Roilos -- From Cyclops to Unicorn: Fiction and the New Communitas of Middle Byzantine Hagiography / Christian Høgel -- Part 2. Realtiy and Representation -- The Fictionality of Literary History in Syriac: Thomas of Marga and Abdisho Bar Brikha / Scott Fitzgerald Johnson -- At the Margins of the World. The Desert as a Fictionalized Space in Pseudo-Neilos’ Narrations and the History of the Great Deeds of Bishop Paul of Qentos and Priest John of Edessa / André Binggeli -- The Literary Construction of a Post-Iconoclast Saint: Gregorios Dekapolites between Biography and Fictionalization / Óscar Prieto Domínguez -- Part 3. Invention and Truth -- Thinking Characters: Fictionalization and Claims of Truth in Syriac Hagiography / Flavia Ruani -- Focalization, Immersion and Fictionality: Shifts between Female and Male Pronouns in Greek Lives of Cross-Dressers / Julie Van Pelt -- Truth, Authentication and History-Writing in the History of the Armenians by Agathangelos / Valentina Calzolari -- Part 4. Models and Intertexts -- Malchus, the Not So Good Shepherd: Biblical Stylization, Generic and Moral Ambiguity in Jerome’s Vita Malchi / Danny Praet -- Ritual Fictions, Liturgical Truths in the Hymns of Romanos the Melodist / Derek Krueger -- Modelling Prophets: Alexander the Great as a Proto-Sufi Saint-King in Thaʿlabi’s Lives of the Prophets / Ghazzal Dabiri -- A Scene Played Out Again: Ardashir and Constantine, Sargon and Cyrus / Matthew O’Farrell -- Index
Summary "This volume explores concepts of fiction in late antique hagiographical narrative in different cultural and literary traditions. It includes Greek, Latin, Syriac, Armenian, Persian and Arabic material. Whereas scholarship in these texts has traditionally focussed on historical questions, this book approaches imaginative narrative as an inherent element of the genre of hagiography that deserves to be studied in its own right. The chapters explore narrative complexities related to fiction, such as invention, authentication, intertextuality, imagination and fictionality. Together, they represent an innovative exploration of how these concepts relate to hagiographical discourses of truth and the religious notion of belief, while paying due attention to the various factors and contexts that impact readers' responses"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 27, 2023)
Subject Religious biography -- History and criticism -- Congresses
Hagiography -- Congresses
Literature, Ancient -- History and criticism -- Congresses
Fiction -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc. -- Congresses
Narration (Rhetoric) -- Congresses
hagiographies (works)
Literature, Ancient
Narration (Rhetoric)
Religious biography
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Pelt, Julie Van, 1992- editor.
De Temmerman, Koen, editor
Staat, Klazina, 1988-
LC no. 2023039873
ISBN 9789004685758