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Poems Without Poets: editing anonymous poetry - 14-15/06/2018, Dublin (Ireland)

13.06.2017

 

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Ancient poetry knows different kinds and degrees of anonymity. There are poems that survive literally without any indication of authorship and cannot be attributed to any known poet (e.g. epigrams in the Greek Anthology that already in antiquity were marked as anonymous). Many are attributed to a well-known author, but the attribution is clearly wrong and more or less groundless (e.g. the Ciris). Sometimes the ascription may be wrong, but not entirely groundless, since the poem belongs to a tradition originating in the oeuvre of a great poet (as some ps.-Theocritean idylls do, or, in a different way, Homeric hymns). Another case are poems which are fakes intended, playfully or seriously, to be taken as works of some known poet (presumably the Culex). Yet again, there are poems whose authorship is uncontested, but little or nothing is known about the poet apart from the name, which may make the poem as good as anonymous (e.g. the Ilias Latina; in fact, it seems always worth asking how much we actually know about ‘known’ poets: what would have changed if we did not know Grattius’ name?). There can be further categories no doubt, and borders between them are not always fixed, and of course the inclusion into this or that category can often be debated. 

 

Yet despite this variety of possibilities, most anonymous poems (or collections of poems) share several of the following characteristics: marginal status in scholarship, and in reception in general; stigma of aesthetic inferiority; uncertain date (and context) of production; unreliable manuscript tradition; relatively small size. Like anonymity, all these are negative characteristics, and cumulatively they pose extreme challenges to students of anonymous poetry. Because of this lack of positive contextualisation throughout their entire history as far as it can be traced, it often proves difficult to find a secure foothold for adequate appreciation of anonymous poems. 

 

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 14-15/06/2018

 

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Trinity College, Univerity of Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)

 

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Boris Kayachev (TCD); Anna Chahoud (TCD)

 

INFO: poemswithoutpoets@gmail.com

 

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PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

 

Thursday 14 June

REGISTRATION
9.00–9.50

OPENING REMARKS
9.50–10.00

SESSION 1     Chair: TBC
10.00–10.40    Richard Hunter (Cambridge)
        Reading and editing inscribed Greek poetry
10.40–11.20    Michael Tueller (Arizona State)
        A more holistic Greek Anthology: the collection of Metrodorus

COFFEE BREAK
11.20–11.50

SESSION 2    Chair: David Scourfield
11.50–12.30    Oliver Thomas (Nottingham)
        Monstrous traces: textual problems in the Homeric Hymn to Hermes
12.30–13.10    Matt Hosty (Oxford)
        ‘Have you ever known what it is to be an orphan?’: absent authors and defenceless texts

BUFFET LUNCH 
13.10–14.10

SESSION 3    Chair: Martine Cuypers
14.10–14.50    Viola Palmieri (Florence)
        Theocritus’ (?) Idyll 25: transmission and authorship, authorship through transmission
14.50–15.30    Leyla Ozbek (Pisa, SNS)
        Less is more: discarding (false) evidence about the ‘John Doe’ author of the Posthomerica
15.30–16.10    Jane Lightfoot (Oxford)
        Stars of a lesser magnitude: some glimmerings from a corpus of ancient astrological poets

TEA BREAK
16.10–16.40

SESSION 4    Chair: John Dillon
16.40–17.20    Anthi Chrysanthou (Leeds)
        Reconstructing the Orphic Hieroi Logoi in 24 Rhapsodies
17.20–18.00    Alexandra Madela (TCD)
        The mysterious author of the Orphic Argonautica
18.00–18.40    Lucia Maddalena Tissi (Paris, LabEx RESMED)
        In the workshop of Apollo: divine ‘authorship’ and human forgery in late antique oracular texts


Friday 15 June

SESSION 5    Chair: Richard Hunter
9.00–9.40    Patrick Finglass (Bristol)
        Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta volume ii
9.40–10.20    Nikos Manousakis (Athens)
        Prometheus Bound in the shadow of Aeschylus: a gnomic titan and a plethoric poet
10.20–11.00    Martine Cuypers (TCD)
        Adespota papyracea and the Hellenistic trajectories of sung poetry

COFFEE BREAK
11.00–11.30

SESSION 6    Chair: Anna Chahoud
11.30–12.10    Hannah Čulík-Baird (Boston)
        Auctor in incerto: the ‘anonymous’ Latin poetry of the 2nd century BCE
12.10–12.50    Robert Maltby (Leeds)
        Internal intertextuality and the chronology and structure of [Tibullus] 3
12.50–13.30    Boris Kayachev (TCD)
        The Dirae and its bucolic background

BUFFET LUNCH
13.30–14.30

SESSION 7    Chair: Monica Gale
14.30–15.10    Tristan Franklinos (Oxford)
        Elegies on Octavius (and) Musa: editing Catalepton 4 and 11
15.10–15.50    Sandro La Barbera (Georgetown)
        Editing the pseudo-Vergilian Culex – as if it were actually Vergilian


TEA BREAK
15.50–16.20

SESSION 8    Chair: Boris Kayachev
16.20–17.00    Mikhail Shumilin (Moscow, RANEPA)
        The Helen episode in Vergil, Aeneid 2.567–588: between authorial poetry and anonymity
17.00–17.40    Maria Teresa Galli (Milan)
        The Vergiliocentones minores and the patchwork tragedy Medea of the Latin Anthology: poems without a poet?

CONCLUDING REMARKS
17.40–17.50

RECEPTION 
17.50–19.30
 

 

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