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Symposium Cumanum 2019: Virgil and the Feminine - 20-21-22/06/2019, Cuma (Italy)

21.07.2018

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FECHA/DATE/DATA: 20-21-22/06/2019


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Villa Vergiliana (Cuma, Italy)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Vergilian Society

 

INFO: web - virgilandthefeminine@gmail.com - E.Giusti@Warwick.ac.uk - V.Rimell@Warwick.ac.uk

 

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE:   Aquí/here/qui

 

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA: 

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

 

12pm–7:00pm             Arrivals at the Villa Vergiliana

Optional visits to the Parco Archeologico di     Cuma (on your own)

6:30pm–7:00pm          Opening reception
7:00pm                        Dinner

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

 

8:00am                        Breakfast
10:00am–11:00am       Welcome and introduction
11:00am–11:15am       Break
11:15am–12:45pm      Panel 1: The Feminine Matrix (Presider: )

 

HELEN LOVATT (Nottingham) “The power of sadness and women’s grief in the Aeneid”

JEFFREY ULRICH (Rutgers) “Vox omnibus una: a re-assessment of the feminine vox in Aeneid 5”

FRANCES BERNSTEIN (Princeton) “Vergil’s Camilla and the metapoetics of gendered paradox”


1:00pm                        Lunch

2:00pm–3:00pm          Panel 2: Feminine Spaces in the Aeneid (Presider:)

SIOBHAN CHOMSE (RHUL) “Virgil’s Aeneid and the feminine sublime”

RITA DEGL’INNOCENTI PIERINI (Firenze) “In and out of the palace. The feminine spaces in the Aeneid”

3:00pm–3:15pm          Break
3:15pm–4:14pm          Panel 3: Nature and the Feminine (Presider:)

BOB COWAN (Sydney) “Mothers in arms: towards an ecofeminist reading of the Georgics”

ERIN M. HANSES (PSU) “Natura creatrix? Virgil’s de-feminizing of Lucretius’ concept of nature in the Georgics”

 

4:15pm–4:30pm          Break

4:30pm–6:00pm          Panel 4: Eros and Affect (Presider:)

 

VIOLA STARNONE (UCD) ‘Erotic love and its matrix in Virgil’

MAIRÉAD MCAULEY (UCL) ‘Dextrae iungere dextram: Virgil, Venus, and the affective dynamics of touch in the Aeneid’

ERIK GUNDERSON (Toronto) “The asexual reproduction of gender as problematic: Vergil, Aeneid 4 and beyond”


6:00pm–7:00pm          Break
7:00pm                        Dinner

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

 

8:00                             Breakfast
9:30am–11:00am         Panel 5: Women and Labour (Presider: )

 

TOM GEUE (St Andrews) “Power of deduction, labour of reproduction: Virgil’s Sixth Eclogue and the exploitation of women”

ALEX DRESSLER (Wisconsin-Madison) “Vergil, gender, personification, and aesthetics: “omni nunc arte magistra” (Aeneid 8.442)”

NANDINI PANDEY (Wisconsin-Madison) “Metapoetic midwives in and around Vergil: gender-bending generative labor from Vulcan to Proba”

11:00am–11:15am       Break
11:15am–12:45pm      Panel 6: The Appendix and the Feminine (Presider:)

LAURA ARESI (Firenze) ‘The hidden seduction: Circe, the Sirens and the pseudo-Virgilian Copa’

FRANCESCA BELLEI (Harvard) ‘E pluribus unum: reassessing race relations in ancient Rome through Scybale’s gender”

KATHRIN WINTER (Heidelberg) “Woman without womb. Scylla’s body, identity and fluidity in the pseudo-Virgilian Ciris”


1pm                             Lunch

2:00pm–3:00pm          Panel 7: Female Threats (Presider:)

 

SERGIO CASALI (Roma Tor Vergata) “The dangerousness of Dido”

CRESCENZO FORMICOLA (Napoli Federico II) “Female revenge, revenge of destiny: from Virgil to Ovid to Rushdie.”


3:00pm–3:30pm          Break

 

3:30pm–5:00pm          Panel 8: Variations on Dido (Presider:)

JACQUELINE KLOOSTER (Groningen) “Love and the city. Dido in the Neapolitan novels of Elena Ferrante.”

CHRISTINE G. PERKELL (Emory) “Creusa and Dido revisited”

SARAH SPENCE (Georgia) “Dido redux”


5:00pm–5:30pm         Concluding Remarks

5:30pm–7:00pm          Break
7:00pm                        Dinner 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

 

8:00am                         Breakfast

9:00am–                      Departures from the Villa

 

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