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At an early stage in its history, Latin went from a vernacular language to the most pervasive and enduring cosmopolitan language in European history. Latin did not only function as the language for international diplomacy, but, more importantly, it also served as the Church's liturgical language all over Europe and gave form to an intellectual climate that stimulated an extensive literary production. Literature written in Latin, from Roman Antiquity over the long Middle Ages to the early modern period, preserved and renewed literary and aesthetic standards. It laid the foundation for a European literature (and culture), which crossed national boundaries. Not surprisingly, ‘Great Authors’ such as Dante, Rimbaud, etc. that are now mainly known for their works in vernacular languages, also wrote several works in Latin. In the development of this intellectual climate and literature, Latin education was a driving force. Latin education, as it took shape in Classical Antiquity, combined technical matters (morphology, prosody, metric, syntax,...) with broader ways of thinking such as rhetoric, literature, philosophy and theology. Hence, being educated in Latin always meant an initiation into a social, intellectual and literary elite. Most authors, even the ones who only wrote in vernacular languages, followed a Latin educational program and had a reading audience in mind that shared the same background. The main focus of this conference will be the dynamic interaction between European literary production and Latin education as its undercurrent. At the two extremes, this relation can, on the one hand, be defined as one in which education only functioned as a transmitter of knowledge and literary attitudes; on the other hand, education can also be seen as a full part of the intellectual environment in which literary techniques, values and texts were not only transferred, but also evaluated and (re-)created. From the latter perspective, literature and education were involved in a constant negotiation about (changing) aesthetic, social and historical elements.


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 14-15-16/09/2017


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Tim Noens; Dinah Wouters; Maxim Rigaux; Thomas Velle

INFO: elics@ugent.be


INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: online

Conferencia completa (+cena) / Full conference (+ dinner) / totale della conferenza (+cena )125€

Precios individualizados / selected prices / prezzi al giorno:

-14 September 2017: 20€

-15 September 2017: 20€

-16 September 2017: 15€

-Cena de la conferencia /conference dinner/ cena della conferenza: 70€


PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

Thursday 14/09

8.30 Arrival and coffee

9.00 Introduction


MORNING SESSION

9.15 – 10.15 KEYNOTE LECTURE

Anders Cullhed (Stockholm University): Latinate Pranks and Exercises. Recycling Latin Classes in Western Lyric Poetry

10.15 – 10.35 Coffee break


PANEL 1: OUT OF THE CLASSROOM. REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING LATIN.

10.35 Leon Grek (Princeton University): “I read it in the grammar long ago”. Forgetting Latin in the English Renaissance

11.05 Moa Ekbom (University of Gothenburg): Ripping Vergil Apart. The Nostalgia and Creativity of the sortes Vergilianae

11.35 Wim Verbaal (Ghent University): Beyond the Reach of Latin. The Emancipation of Western European Literatures from their Latin Background

12.05 Discussion


12.50 – 14.15 Lunch


AFTERNOON SESSION

PANEL 2: IN FRONT OF THE CLASSROOM. LATIN TEACHING AND AUTHORITY (I)

14.15 Chrysanthi Demetriou (Open University of Cyprus): Teaching Controversial Topics at (Ancient) Schools: Donatus on Terence

14.45 Brian Jensen (Stockholm University): The Meaning and Use of Fabula in the ‘Dialogus creaturarum moralizatus’

15.15 Lucy Jackson (King’s College London): Audite Pueri! The Performance of Latin in Sixteenth-Century School Plays

15.45 Discussion

16.30 – 16.50 Coffee break

PANEL 2: IN FRONT OF THE CLASSROOM. LATIN TEACHING AND AUTHORITY (II)

16.50 Romain Jalabert (University of Bologna): « Sainte-Beuve, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, etc., et le Gradus ad Parnassum ». Proposition d’intervention

17.20 Ray Schrire (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): The Margins of Shakespeare’s Grammar

17.50 Discussion

18.20 End of day 1

18.30 Reception




Friday 15/09

MORNING SESSION

8.30 Arrival and coffee

8.45 – 9.45 KEYNOTE LECTURE

Erik Gunderson (University of Toronto): The Morosophistic Discourse of Ancient Prose Fiction

9.45 – 10.00 Coffee break


PANEL 3: IN THE BACK OF THE CLASSROOM. LATIN IN THE MARGINS

10.00 Craig Williams (University of Illinois): American Indians Writing Latin in Colonial New England

10.30 Heréndira Tellez-Nieto (ENES-UNAM, Morelia): La enseñanza del latín en el Nuevo Mundo

11.00 Yanick Maes (Ghent University): Elevator to Prison: the Latin Schools as Tools among Berber Intellectuals

11.30 Discussion

12.15 – 13.30 Lunch


AFTERNOON SESSION

PANEL 4: IN THE FRONT ROW. LATIN LITERATURE AND COMPETITION (I)

13.30 Piet Gerbrandy (University of Amsterdam): The ‘Hisperica Famina’ as an Ars Poetica

14.00 Arsenii Vetushko-Kalevich (Lund University): Nordic Gods in Classical Dresses: ‘De diis arctois’ by C. G. Brunius

14.30 Jacqueline Arthur-Montagne (High Point University): Lampooning Latinitas: The Comic Latin Grammar in Nineteenth-Century Britain

15.00 Discussion

15.30 – 15.50 Coffee break


PANEL 4: IN THE FRONT ROW. LATIN LITERATURE AND COMPETITION (II)

15.50 Fabio Tutrone (University of Palermo): Masks, Fathers and Writers. Latin Aemulatio from Literary Education to Social Reciprocity (and Back)

16.20 Jonathan Newman (Missouri State University): Dictaminal Education, Competition and Literary Culture in Early-Thirteenth-Century Bologna

16.50 Discussion

17.30 ROUND TABLE

Future collaborations and publications

18.30 End of day 2

19.30 Conference dinner




Saturday 16/09

MORNING SESSION

9.00 Arrival and coffee

9.15 – 10.15 KEYNOTE LECTURE

Rita Copeland (University of Pennsylvania): “Teaching the Schemata in the Middle Ages, from Techne to ‘Art’ ”

10.15 – 10.35 Coffee break


PANEL 5: CRISSCROSS THROUGH THE CLASSROOM. LATIN LITERATURE AND THE RELIGIOUS SPHERE

10.35 Concetta Longobardi (University of Naples Federico II): Testi scolastici tardoantichi e produzione innografica nell’Irlandia medievale

11.05 Monika Otter (University of Dartmouth): Hanc ego dissolvam: Freedom, Play, Poetry and the ‘Ecbasis Captivi’

11.35 Discussion

12.05 – 12.50 CONCLUDING DISCUSSION

12.50 End of day 3

15.00 – 17.00 STAM Museum visit (optional)

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