Toulouse 2022 Call for Papers
Collecting and Organizing Miracles
The writing of works that participate in the genre of paradoxography by necessity involved the collection of relevant material, and the organizing of such into a logical order. For this year, we invite papers reflecting on principles or criteria ancient authors used for the inclusion or exclusion of particular miracles, and the principles they used to organize their material. Relevant research questions include, but are not limited to the following: How did the collection and organization of miracles differ from other areas of knowledge? Do the manuscripts reveal how miracles were organized? What aims and interests motivated the collection of miracles? Was the collection of miracles a preliminary step for a future composition, or considered the finished literary product?