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International Conference Nonnus of Panopolis in context III: Old questions and new perspectives - 17-18-19/09/2015, Warsaw (Poland)

03.08.2015

 

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 17-18-19/09/2015

 

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University (Warsaw, Poland)

 

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Joanna Komorowska; Katarzyna Jażdżewska; Filip Doroszewski.

 

INFO: web - f.doroszewski@uksw.edu.pl -  www.facebook.com/Nonnusincontext

 

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: 

 

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

 

THURSDAY, 17TH SEPTEMBER

 

12.00 – 14.00 Registration

 

14.00 – 14.45 Opening of Conference

 

14.45 – 15.30 Opening lecture

GENNARO D’IPPOLITO (PALERMO)

SOLVED AND STILL UNSOLVED ISSUES ABOUT NONNUS AND HIS WORKS

 

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

 

16.00 – 17.30

SESSION 1:

NONNUS AND THE LITERARY TRADITION (1)

CHAIR: JANE LIGHTFOOT

Berenice Verhelst (Ghent)

“Breaking the fourth wall”. On literariness and metalepsis in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca.

Simon Zuenelli (Innsbruck)

The Typhon Episode and Dionysus as God of Comical Theater

Laura Miguélez-Cavero (Oxford)

Staphylos the imperial panegyrist? Old and new directions on the junctures of epic and encomium.

 

17.30 – 18.00 Coffee break

 

18.00 – 19.30

SESSION 2:

DIONYSIACA: STRUCTURE AND MOTIFS (1)

CHAIR: KONSTANTINOS SPANOUDAKIS

Sophie Schoess (Oxford)

Visualising Acteon: The Motif of Recognition in Nonnus’ Treatment of the Metamorphosis

Camille Geisz (Monmouth)

Structure and meaning through analogy. Bathing scenes as an example of the use of spatial form in the Dionysiaca

Nestan Egatashvili (Tbilisi)

Anti-Typical Poetry as Conversing Silence

 

19.30 Evening reception

 

 

 

FRIDAY, 18TH SEPTEMBER

 

9.00 – 10.30

SESSION 3:

NONNUS DOCTUS: PHILOSOPHY, RITUAL AND MEDICINE

CHAIR: DARIA GIGLI PICCARDI

Delphine Lauritzen (Paris)

Metempsychosis in Nonnus’ Dionysiaka

Ewa Osek (Lublin)

Sacrificing the Snake: Nonnus’ Dionysiaca 2.672–79 and the Orphic Lithica 699–747

Anna Lasek (Poznań)

Medical knowledge in the Dionysiaca of Nonnos

 

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

 

11.00 – 12.30

SESSION 4:

PARAPHRASE: THEOLOGY AND PARAPHRASTIC TECHNIQUE (1)

CHAIR: MICHAEL PASCHALIS

Roberta Franchi (Budapest)

Ἀληθείᾳ καὶ πνεύματι (Par. 4.114): Some Doctrinal Issues in Nonnus' Paraphrase and Their Theological Implications

Frederick Lauritzen (Paris)

Nonnus’ interpretation of the ecumenical councils

Jane Lightfoot (Oxford)

In the beginning was the book?

 

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Break

 

14.00 – 15.30

SESSION 5:

LATE ANTIQUE POETRY

CHAIR: DOMENICO ACCORINTI

Mary Whitby (Oxford)

The epigrams of George of Pisidia

Enrico Magnelli (Firenze)

An uknown ‘Nonnian’ poet: John of Memphis

Konstantinos Spanoudakis (Rethymno)

The mystic reception of Theocritus in Late Antiquity

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break

 

16.00 – 17.30

SESSION 6:

DIONYSIACA: STRUCTURE AND MOTIFS (2)

CHAIR: PIERRE CHUVIN

Katherine LaFrance (Oxford)

Weaving the Κοσμος: Structuring Motifs in the Dionysiaka

Marta Otlewska-Jung (Berlin)

Ἁρμονίη κόσμου and ἁρμονίη ἀνδρῶν. On the different concepts of harmony in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus.

David Hernández de la Fuente (Madrid)

Awakenings in Nonnus: a Conscious Metaphor

 

17.30 – 18.00 Coffee Break

 

18.00 – 19.30

SESSION 7:

NONNUS AND THE LITERARY TRADITION (2)

CHAIR: GENNARO D’IPPOLITO

Anna Lefteratou (Göttingen)

The Christianization of a metamorphosis tale: Virginity, rape or marriage in the Greek novel and in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca

Benjamin Acosta-Hughes (Columbus)

I Had Only an Untimely Love. The Ephebic ‘Epyllia’ of Dionysiaka XI-XII

Katerina Carvounis (Athens), Sophia Papaioannou (Athens)

Nonnus’ Dionysiaca and the Latin tradition: revisiting an old question

 

19.30 Dinner

 

Evening: Songs of ancient Greece – a recital by Łukasz Szypkowski

 

 

 

SATURDAY, 19TH SEPTEMBER

 

9.30 – 11.00

SESSION 8:

BETWEEN THE MASCULINE AND THE FEMININE

CHAIR: BENJAMIN ACOSTA-HUGHES

Cosetta Cadau (Dublin)

Female characterisation and gender reversal in Nonnus and Colluthus

Fotini Hadjittofi (Lisboa)

Women in Power? Inverted Gender Hierarchies in the Episodes of Europa and Cadmus

Laury-Nuria André (Lyon)

The metamorphosis landscape in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus of Panopolis : a question of

genre or gender ?

 

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

 

11.30 – 13.00

SESSION 9:

PARAPHRASE: THEOLOGY AND PARAPHRASTIC TECHNIQUE (2)

CHAIR: ROBERTA FRANCHI

Margherita Maria di Nino (Frankfurt am Main), Maria Ypsilanti (Nikosia)

Shepherding the past.

Michael Paschalis (Rethymno)

Amplification in Nonnus’ Paraphrasis of the Gospel of John and in Juvencus’ Evangeliorum Libri IV

Laura Franco (), Maria Ypsilanti (Nikosia)

Poetry and Exegesis in portraits of Biblical characters: the cases of John the Baptist and Pontius Pilatus in Nonnus’ Paraphrase of St. John’s Gospel

 

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch Break

 

14.30 – 15.30

SESSION 10:

RECEPTION OF NONNUS’ WORK

CHAIR: DAVID HERNANDEZ DE LA FUENTE

Fabian Sieber (Leuven)

Boom Years of Nonnian Studies? On the Reception of Nonnos in Germany (1900–1976)

Domenico Accorinti (Pisa)

Photius, the Suda and Eustathius: Eloquent silences and omissions in the reception of Nonnus’ work in Byzantine Literature

 

15.30 – 16.00 Cofee Break

 

16.00 – 17.30

SESSION 11:

NONNUS’ POETRY AND THE CITY

CHAIR: EWA OSEK

Pierre Chuvin (Paris)

In the Dionysiaca, was Nonnus really a poet of patria?

Daria Gigli Piccardi (Firenze)

Nonnus, the cultural Alexandrian milieu and the eternity of the Cosmos

Nicole Kröll (Wien)

Sites and cities in late antique literature. Athens as cultural self-identification in the Dionysiaka of Nonnus of Panopolis

 

17.30 – 18.00 Coffee Break

 

18.00 – 19.00 Closing discussion

Trends and uncharted territories of Nonnian Scholarship

 

Evening: Warsaw by night – a guided tour of the Old Town and dinner in a restaurant

 

 

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