In the PhD-project 'Partners in Chastity: Characterization in Latin Late Antique Lives of Virgin Spouses', Klazina Staat aims to provide a narratological analysis of constructions of heroism and sanctity in Latin hagiographical narratives from the 4th-6th centuries. It is part of the research project 'Novel Saints: Studies in Ancient Fiction in Hagiography' at Ghent University, supervised by prof. dr. Koen De Temmerman and funded by the European Research Council. This project aims to offer an investigation and interpretation of ancient novelistic material in Greek, Latin, Syriac, and Persian literary traditions.
Papers (given and foreseen):
- Research paper at the Ghent-Lille colloquium (Ghent, November 2015): ‘Novel saints: narrative correspondences between the ancient novel and late antique Latin hagiography –an introduction’
- Research paper at the Conference ‘Holy Hero(in)es’ (organized by ERC Novel Saints, February 2016, Ghent): ‘Home and Away: family heroes and sanctity in Latin late antique Lives’ (together with prof. dr. Koen De Temmerman)
- Research paper at the Internal Medieval Congress Leeds (July 2016): ‘Partners in chastity. Heroism and sanctity in Latin Lives of virgin spouses’