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Winckelmann's victims. The classics: norms, exclusions and prejudices - 20-21-22/09/2018, Ghent


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 120-21-22/09/2018

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

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Wim Verbaal ; Paolo Felice Sacchi ; Tim Noens ; Researchers of European Literary Identities, Cosmopolitanism and the Schools (RELICS)

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- 20/09/2018 :20€

- 21/09/2018 : 20€

- 22/09/2018 : 15€

- Cena del congreso (viernes)/conference dinner (Friday)/ cena della conferenza (venerdi): 70€

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Programa provisional/ provisional program/ programma provvisorio:

Thursday 20/09

10.00 Arrival and coffee

10.30 General Introduction


11.00 – 12.00 Keynote lecture

Elizabeth Prettejohn (University of York)

The Future of Winckelmann’s Classical Form: Walter Pater and Frederic Leighton

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch


13.00 – 15.15 Panel 1: The Classical Norm ‘undressed’

(Nadia Sels)

13.00 William Kels (Aix-Marseille University)

Sur un paradoxe de Winckelmann: normativité et dissolution de la norme dans la théorie du ‘beau idéal’.

13.30 Rebecca Mellor(University of York)

Beautiful Boys: Winckelmann and the Victorian Male Nude

14.00 Daniel Orrells (King’s College London)

Winckelmann’s Victims and Eighteenth-Century Antiquarianism

14.30 Response and Discussion

15.15 – 15.45 Coffee break

15.45 – 18.00 Panel 2: Defining ‘The (Un)Classic’

(Jürgen Pieters)

15.45 Sotera Fornaro (University of Sassari)

Che cos’è un classico? L’anti-classicismo di J.M. Coetzee ed il suo significato nella storia di un’idea

16.15 Melissa Gustin (University of York)

Bogs and Pools: Bernini, Paragone, and the (anti?) Classical

16.45 David Rijser (University of Amsterdam)

Winckelmann as Victim: the Origins of Winckelmann’s Aesthetics in Vida’s De Arte Poetica of 1527.

17.15 Response and Discussion

18.00 End of day 1

18.15 Reception

Friday 21/09


8.45 Arrival and coffee

9.00 – 10.00 Keynote lecture

Irene Zwiep (University of Amsterdam)

Winckelmann’s converts. The Wissenschaft des Judentums and the classical Jewish canon

10.00- 10.30 Coffee break

10.30 – 12.00 Panel 3: ‘Deformed’ Classics

(Stijn Praet)

10.30 Piet Gerbrandy (University of Amsterdam)

Boethius’ Consolatio: Classical, Christian or …

11.00 Valeria Spacciante (Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa)

A divertissement to escape rules: Jean Giraudoux’s Elpénor

11.30 Response and Discussion

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch


13.00 – 15.15 Panel 4: Recovering the ‘Heritage’

(Ghazzal Dabiri)

13.00 Yannick Le Pape (Musée d’Orsay, Paris)

The second Loss of Nineveh: Discovery of Assyria and Winckelmann’s Legacy

13.30 Elodie Paillard (University of Sydney/University of Basel)

Sophocle et son public: Des héros ‘classiques’ pour l’élite?

14.00 Burcht Pranger (University of Amsterdam)

The 1945 New Latin Translation of the Psalms and the Ecole de Nimuege: A Classicist Drama

14.30 Response and Discussion

15.15-15.45 Coffee break

15.45 – 17.15 Panel 5: ‘Unclassical’ classics

(Marco Formisano)

15.45 Efstathia Athanasopoulou (University of Patras)

Trapped in Winckelmann’s “classical standards”: The Unclassical Satyr Drama

16.15 Rachel Bryant Davies (Durham University/Oxford Archive)

‘Too classical?’ The Popular Reception of Ancient Epic in Georgian and Victorian Burlesque Drama

16.45 Response and Discussion

17.20 End of day 2

19.30 Conference dinner

Saturday 22/09


09.45-10.00 Arrival and coffee

10.00 – 11.00 Keynote lecture

Mark Vessey (University of British Columbia)

History, Criticism and the Crisis of the Western Classic: On the Production of a Late(r) Latin Literature

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12.15 Presentation of theRELICS Project

12.15 – 13.30 Lunch


13.30 – 15.00 Panel 6: Recovering ‘(Un)Classical Antiquity’

(Thomas Velle)

13.30 Rachel Love (Yale University)

Bad History: Florus, Livy, and the Invention of ‘Great History’

14.00 Han Lamers (University of Oslo)

The Afterlives of Antiquity: Forms of Normativity in the Study of the Classical Tradition

14.30 Response and Discussion

15.00 – 15.45 Editorial Planning

15.45 – 16.30 Conclusions

Tim Noens and Paolo F. Sacchi

16.30 – 17.00 Final Discussion

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