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Fleshing Out Words: Poetry on Objects, from Classical Epigrams to Modern 'Light Poems' - 09/03/2019, Warwick (England)





FECHA/DATE/DATA: 09/03/2019


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Warwick (Warwick, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Paloma Perez Galvan ; Alessandra Tafaro


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INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Aquí/here/qui   Deadline: 22/02/2019


-Estándar/standard/standard: £20


-Estudiantes y desempleados/students and unemployed/studenti e disoccupati: £10


-Empleados o estudiantes de Warwick/Warwick staff or students/ Warwick staff o studenti: £8




Provisional Programme 


9th March 2019, Wolfson Research Exchange (Library Road; Floor 3 of the Library Extension), University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL


09.45-10.15 Registration and Coffee/Tea 


10.15-10.30 Welcome and Introduction 


10.30-11.15 Keynote lecture by Professor Richard Hunter (University of Cambridge) ‘Flesh into Stone: the Inscribed Voices of Antiquity’ 


11.15-11.30 Coffee/Tea break 


11.30-13.00 Session 1: Believe the Impossible. Objects, Epigrams and Stony Voices. Chair: Professor Alison Cooley 


Hans Bork (Stanford University), ‘Performative Epigraphy in Latin Comedy’ 


Michael Tueller (Arizona State University), ‘Stranger Things: Epigram for Unbelievable Objects’ 


Flavia Licciardello (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin), ‘Speaking Statues in the Hellenistic Age: The Interplay of Words and Images in Inscribed Dedications’ 


13.00-14.00 Lunch 


14.00-15.30 Session 2: Convivial Epigrammatic Consumptions and Ekphrastic Experiments. Chair: Dr. Elena Giusti 


Nick Brown (University of Warwick), ‘Archaic Epigram’s Gift and Curse: Nestor’s Cup and its Context’ 


Ugo Mondini (Università degli Studi di Milano), ‘Text, Visuality, and Materiality in John Mauropous’ Epigrams’ 


Robert Rohland (University of Cambridge), ‘Reading Epigrams and Objects: Cups, Gems and the Pleasure of the Text (100 BCE-100 CE)’ 


15.30-15.50 Coffee/Tea break 


15.50- 17.20 Session 3: The Afterlife of the Epigram in the 21st -Century. Re-interpreting the Material Poetics. Chair: TBC 


Rowena Fowler (independent scholar), ‘Poem as Inscription: from Ezra Pound to Ian Hamilton Finlay’ 


Will May (University of Southampton), ‘The Value of Whimsy, or How Much Is It Worth?’ 


Leo Bazzurro (University of Warwick) ‘Opening Juan Luis Martinez’s Poetic Box’ 


17.20-17.30 10-minute comfort break 


17.30-18.15 Roundtable 


18.15-18.30 Closing remarks 


18.30-19.15 Wine Reception 




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