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, readers who themselves produced their own responses to and versions of the story. Often treated as a standalone text, 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. The early reception of the novel as a whole has been treated in depth by Robert H.F. Carver: The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance. Oxford 2007 and Julia Haig Gaisser: The Fortunes of Apuleius and The Golden Ass: A Study in Transmission and Reception. Princeton 2008, but both volumes cover only up to the seventeenth century. During the last 400 years, however, the reception ofCupid and Psyche has blossomed in rich and ever varied responses throughout the Western world.
This conference brings together international scholars from various disciplines to study the reception of Apuleius’ story of Cupid and Psyche in all its incarnations during the last 400 years, and to encourage interactions between diverse subjects to understand more deeply the historic and continuing impact of Cupid and Psyche on Western fine art and literature.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Devonshire Hall, University of Leeds (Leeds, England)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Regine May (University of Leeds) ; Stephen Harrison (Corpus Christi College, Oxford)
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Conferencia completa / Full Delegate Package / tutto il convegno:
Conferencia completa sin residencia / Non-residential Delegate Package / tutto il convegno sensa alloggio:
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Un sólo día / Day Delegate Package / un giorno: £50
Asistencia virtual / Virtual Delegate Package / presenza virtuale: £50
Inscripción tardía (después del 20 de junio) / Late Booking Fee (after 20th June) / registrazione in ritardo (dopo 20 giugno: £25
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