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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Andrew Faulkner

Transforming the Canon. Early Christian Poetry and the Graeco-Roman Literary Tradition

Info about event


Monday 4 February 2019,  at 14:15 - 16:00


The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Room 201


Early Christian poets of late antiquity (3-8th centuries AD) frequently display a profound knowledge of both Judaeo-Christian scripture and pagan literature, whose language and thought they bring into dialogue. In this talk I explore the development of the tradition of Christian classicizing poetry, which sought to express Christian thought and ethics in the traditional poetic forms of classical antiquity, and its constant negotiation of cultural and religious identity.     

Short bio

Andrew Faulkner is a classicist, whose research focuses on the Greek poetic tradition, from Homer to the early Christian poetry of late antiquity. He has previously worked on Greek hymnography, especially the Homeric Hymns and their reception, Hellenistic poetry, and late antique literature.    

Andrew Faulkner's project at AIAS

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary.  Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.