Project

The Latin 'Fairy Tale': A Literary-Functionalist Approach

Duration
01 October 2011 → 30 September 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of language studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Theory and methodology of literary studies
    • Other languages and literary studies
Keywords
fairy tale Latin Literature literary self-consciousness middle ages
 
Project description

This project aims to gain insight into the functioning of a number of Latin texts within their surrounding literary fields and in relation to the vernacular fairy tale tradition. It will result in a literary-historical analysis of how these texts have self-consciously positioned themselves within certain tensions in the field between modernist/innovative and classicist/conservative tendencies.