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The Reception of Apuleius’ Cupid and Psyche from 1600 to Today -13-14-15/07/2016,Leeds (England)

Apuleius’ tale of Cupid and Psyche has been popular since it was first written in the second century AD as part of his novel Metamorphoses or the Golden Ass. This story of the love between the mortal princess Psyche (or “Soul”) and the god of Love, their secret meetings, separation and final union in eternal love and marriage has fascinated readers as early as Fulgentius and as recent as Emily C.A. Snyder. Cupid and Psyche has given rise to treatments as diverse as plays, masques, operas, poems, sculptures, paintings and novels, with a huge range of diverse approaches to the text. This conference explores the Western World's rich and ever varied response to this tale over the last 400 years, bringing together international scholars from various disciplines and encouraging interactions between diverse subjects to understand more deeply the historic and continuing impact of Cupid and Psyche on Western fine art and literatura.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 13-14-15/07/2016

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Leeds (Leeds, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Regine May, University of Leeds; Stephen Harrison, Corpus Christi College Oxford INFO: INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Deadline: 29/06/2016

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