The Palaiologan Romance in Context: Narrativity, Identities and Gender in the Mediterranean (12th -16th centuries)

A two-day conference on the Palaiologan Romance will take place on 24-25 June online, to which everyone is welcome to register and attend. The conference is taking place within the framework of the research programme The World of the Palaiologan Romance: Representations of Self and Society in the Greek Narrative works of the Late Medieval period (thirteenth – fifteenth centuries): A Multidisciplinary Approach to Identity, Otherness, Gender and Ideology housed at the Department of Social Anthropology and History of the University of the Aegean and funded by the H.F.R.I. // G.S.R.I.

The conference will discuss issues of narrativity, identity and gender in both Palaiologan romances and literary texts coming from a broader Mediterranean context. Some of the major questions that will be addressed in the workshop are related to the interplay of these story worlds with their reading audiences, the construction of identities, space and gender, and the multiple roles played by rituals and objects in the narrative plots.

NetMAR’s Director, Dr Stavroula Constantinou, will be speaking at the conference on the fascinating text War of Troy (13th c.) and specifically on the exciting ways in which arts and rituals feature in the romances of the Troy matter.

Learn more about the conference and register here.

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