(FLYTTAT) Christian Høgel: "Hagiographic Traits in the European Novel from Flaubert to Dostoevsky"

  • Datum: –15.00
  • Plats: Engelska parken - Eng6-0031
  • Arrangör: Litteraturvetenskapliga institutionen, LILAe
  • Kontaktperson: Torsten Pettersson
  • Seminarium

Samseminarium – Högre seminariet i litteraturvetenskap och LILAe

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Professor Christian Høgel, Odense, gästprofessor i Uppsala: "Hagiographic Traits in the European Novel from Flaubert to Dostoevsky"

Ordf.: Torsten Pettersson

Hagiography has in literary studies often been seen as remnant of a medieval past and been treated as less than a literary form per se. This presentation will look across hagiographic traits in three ‘novels’: Flaubert’s The Temptation of Saint Anthony (1849, 1856, 1872)Eliot’s Middlemarch (1871-72)and Dostoevsky’s The Idiot (1868-69) and search for the specific hagiographic traits that conveyed new notions of sublimity into the western novel. Hagiography may be primarily a religious mode of narration, but hagiographic features – highlighting ideas of dependable love, inexplicable goodness, and meaning vs. chance – are everywhere, from biographies of artists to revolutionary songs. Instances of exchange between hagiography and novelistic narrative can in fact be demonstrated at various points in literary history – e.g. in ancient and medieval romances, in Boccaccio and Goethe, and more.