Narratology for Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages -15-16-17/11/2019, Innsbruck (Austria)
Even though controversial, the long transition from the Roman World to the Medieval “state”-system has yet to reach a level of scholarly pervasion that is comparable to Classical Antiquity. This is especially true for the analytical tools with which we approach our sources. Due to entrenched convictions about the inferiority of the late antique source there is not only a lack in editions, commentaries, and translations, but a deficit in methodological exchange as well. One field with considerable leeway to address those challenges is narratology, i.e. the tools to render visible the inner workings that give a text its outward shape. As with many methodological issues it necessitates various disciplines to interact. Hence, philologists, historians, researchers in literature or languages and others are hereby welcomed to take part in this shared conversation. We aim at finding new (and revitalising old) ways to read and understand the sources as well as applying variants of critical theory, shifting our interpretation towards new questions or implementing new paradigms.
As keynote speaker, we are delighted to announce Professor Kate Cooper from Royal Holloway, London.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Innsbruck (Austria)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Jakob Ecker
INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: gratis / free / gratuito
Friday, 15th: Accomodation, Welcome, and Keynote Lecture
Saturday, 16th: to be set
Sunday 17th: to be set; closing remarks and departure