SCAS News - 29 September, 2014

New Book by Former SCAS Pro Futura Scientia Fellow Ingela Nilsson

Recently, the book Raconter Byzance: La littérature au XIIe siècle (Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2014),
written by former SCAS Pro Futura Scientia Fellow Ingela Nilsson, was published.

Ingela Nilsson is Professor of Greek, specializing in Byzantine Greek, at Uppsala University. She was
admitted to the Pro Futura Scientia programme in 2005, and was in residence at SCAS during the
academic years 2007-08 and 2010-11. Her research interests include the links between ancient and
Byzantine literature, as considered from narratological and transtextual points of view; the relation
between word and image in Byzantium; historiographical writing and fictional strategies; Byzantine
twelfth-century literature; and the image of Byzantium in post-Byzantine Europe.

In her capacity as President of the Swedish Byzantine Society (Bysantinska sällskapet), Nilsson is
collaborating with the Swedish Collegium on a regular basis, among other things regarding the annual
lectures in memory of Lennart Rydén.

Dans cette étude, les romans byzantins sont considérés comme une entrée pour comprendre le discours
littéraire du XIIe siècle : nous examinons la fonction de la structure et des techniques narratives telles
qu'elles apparaissent dans plusieurs textes contemporains. Partant des textes comnènes, nous nous
intéressons donc au succès du discours romanesque du XIIe siècle, mais aussi aux questions générales
de la littérature byzantine: l’imitation littéraire et les relations entre la forme et le contenu, le réel et la
fiction, le genre et l’ouvrage individuel.

Read more about the book