Call for Papers – Medieval Portrayals of Alexander the Great

Ever since Alexander the Great built his empire in the 330s BCE, his
personality and exploits captured the  interest and imagination of the
people of many lands — both lands that he had conquered, in southeastern
Europe, Asia, and Africa, and lands beyond the borders of his empire, in
northern and western Europe. In the Middle Ages,the so-called *Alexander
Romance* of Pseudo-Callisthenes was an especially popular text, or family
of texts, among Christians, Muslims, and Jews, in its various versions in
various languages. However, this was not the only medieval portrayal of
Alexander. This session welcomes papers on any medieval representations of
Alexander, whether in literature (historical, legendary, or other) or
visual artistic sources.

The session will be held at the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 7-10 July 2014

Deadline 31.8.2013

Contact / expressions of interest:
Gabriel Wasserman

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