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Intertextuality in Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica - 18/12/2015, London (England)

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 18/12/2015

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University College London (London, England)



This conference will foster a greater understanding of how Valerius Flaccus’ use of literary allusion enriches his poetic and political agenda. Featuring papers both on individual authors and on overarching issues, this event will bring together and advance the latest scholarship on intertextuality in the Argonautica. What are the generic implications of Valerius’ appropriation of certain texts? What effect does time / chronology have on the reader’s understanding of Valerius Flaccus’ use of intertexts (given that, narratively speaking, the action of the Argonautica often takes place prior to that of the texts it echoes)? Alongside very specific case studies, this conference will therefore open up wider questions about memory (chiefly literary memory), reader-response theory and literary interactions.


10.00–10.30 am Registration

10.30–10.45 am Welcome and Introduction 10.45–11.25 am Antony Augoustakis (Illinois): From (mythological) Greece to (Imperial) Rome: Burying the dead in Valerius Flaccus and Silius Italicus

11.25–11.50 am Tea / Coffee

11.50–12.30 am Jessica Blum (Yale / UC Irvine): Postquam res Asiae: Ajax, Hercules, and the limits of the Homeric script

12.30–1.10 pm Helen Lovatt (Nottingham): Metapoetic fides and Medea: Faithfulness and intertextuality

1.10–2.10 pm Lunch

2.10–2.50 pm Leo Landrey (Fordham): Triptolemus’ One Way Ticket: Tristia 3.8–9 and Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica

2.50–3.30 pm Darcy Krasne (Missouri): Escape of the Titans

3.30–4.00 pm Tea / Coffee

4.00–4.40 pm Mark Heerink (Amsterdam): Virgil, Lucan and the meaning of civil war in Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica

4.40–5.20 pm Emma Buckley (St Andrews): Pio’s 1519 Supplement: ‘finishing’ Valerius Flaccus by relying on Apollonius Rhodius

5.20–5.30 pm Concluding remarks

6.00 pm Dinner at a local restaurant (optional, on a self-paying basis)

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