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


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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

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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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