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Vitruvius’ Homo bene figuratus inter disciplinas: Methodological Variations on a Single Passage - 07


In April 2016 a Fixed Handout Workshop was held at the University of Cambridge. Its aim was to encourage early-career Latinists to reflect on the impact that their varying academic influences and different methodological preferences have on the research they produce. In particular, the workshop tested the strengths and limits of each scholar’s intertextual practice. The participants delivered papers that were based on a pre-arranged selection of thematically connected passages, yet although several groups were presented with identical sets of Latin quotations, the papers they produced—and additional texts they adduced—varied widely.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 07-08/09/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Penn State University (State College, PA, USA)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Mathias Hanses (Penn State); Giovanna Laterza (Heidelberg); Elena Giusti (Warwick)

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Please feel free to contact the organizers if you plan to join us and/or would like advice on your travel arrangements.


Friday, September 7th 9.00-9.30 Welcome and Introduction (Mathias Hanses, Giovanna Laterza, Elena Giusti) 1st Session (9.30-11.30) 9.30-10.00 Marden Nichols (Georgetown) Concealed Beneath the Breast: Buried Strains of Rhetoric in De Architectura 3.1 [Rhetorical Criticism]

10.00-10.30 Michele Kennerly (Penn State) and Jen Buchan (Penn State) Vitruvius in Dystopia; Or, When Humans Don't Measure Up [Visual Rhetoric, Iconographic Tracking, Posthumanism]

10.30-11.00 Discussion 11.00-11.30 Coffee Break 2nd Session (11.30-1.00) 11.30-12.00 Daniel Anderson (Coventry) Man is the Measured in All Things: Greek Analogies of Proportion [Genealogy, Intellectual History] 12.00-12.30 Marcie Persyn (UPenn) "That Which the Greeks Call...": Greek Code-switching in Vitruvius' De Architectura 3.1 [Bilingual Code-Switching] 12.30-1.00 Discussion 1.00-2.30 Lunch Break 3rd Session (2.30-5.15) 2.30-3.00 Kathrin Winter (Heidelberg) FIGURE IT OUT: Thinking (with) the Body of Vitruvius' Homo bene figuratus [Philology and Close Reading, Cognitive Literary Studies] 3.00-3.30 Tom Geue (St Andrews) Man Made (to) Measure: the Vitruvian Individual, Invention, and 'Interdisciplinarity' [Ideology Critique, Philology] 3.30-4.00 Coffee Break 4.00-4.30 Jared Hudson (Harvard) Vitruvius, Varro, and the Rhetoric of Analogy [Intertextuality, Philology, New Historicism] 4.30-5.15 Discussion 6.00 Reception 8.00 Conference Dinner Saturday, September 8th 4th Session (9.00-11.45) 9.00-9.30 Deborah Chatr Aryamontri (Montclair) A Simple Matter of Proportion [Mathematical Theories, Comparative Architecture, Evolutionary Aesthetics] 9.30-10.00 Megan Goldman Petri (Princeton) Between Aspiration and Pragmatism in Postwar Architecture: Reading the homo bene figuratus through the Modulor [Architectural History, Urban Studies, Reception Studies] 10.00-10.30 Coffee Break 10.30-11.00 Elizabeth Merrill (MPIWG) Perfection in Rule or a License to Innovate? Renaissance Architects Read Vitruvius [Contextual Architectural History] 11.00-11.45 Discussion Concluding Remarks 11.45-12.30 Mathias Hanses (Penn State)

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