Text and Narrative in Byzantium: Affiliated Projects & Programmes


Early Byzantine Narratives in the Mirror of Modern Literary Theory. Principal instigator: Markéta Kulhánková, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Novel Saints: ancient novelistic heroism in the hagiography of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. Principal instigator: Koen de Temmerman, Ghent University, Belgium. Call for papers.


Baukje van den Berg (Amsterdam), Eustathios of Thessaloniki as literary critic (PhD project)

Adam Goldwyn (North Dakota State University), Byzantine Ecocriticisms: Narrative, Nature and Power in the Medieval Greek Romance

Anastasia Maravela and Silvio Bär (University of Oslo), Narratology and Intertextuality: New Perspectives on Greek Epic from Homer to Tzetzes (call for papers)

Yulia Mantova (Russian State University for Humanities), Travel in Mid-Byzantine Hagiography: Literary Peculiarities

Charis Messis (Paris), in collaboration with Ingela Nilsson, Les ekphraseis de Constantin Manassès: introduction, texte, traduction et commentaires

Charis Messis (Paris), Hagiographie italiote

Stratis Papaioannou (Brown University), The representation of readers and reading in Byzantine narrative

Aglae Pizzone (Centre for Medieval Literature, SDU Odense)

Ellen Söderblom Saarela (Linköping University), Partonopeu de Blois and Byzantine space (PhD project)

Nikolaos Zagklas (Katowice/Vienna), in collaboration with Ingela Nilsson, ‘Many learned men discuss them’: a reappraisal of the ancient Greek novel in Byzantium