Temporalities, Ideologies, Poetics: Ancient and Early Modern Perspectives -12-13/09/2019, Venezia (I
This conference explores Classical and Early Modern literary forms that draw connections between, and are concerned with the dynamics of, time and power. It constitutes part of a larger research project exploring the politics and aesthetics of time in ancient and early modern writing.
Confirmed speakers include: Helen Dixon (University College Dublin), Philip Hardie (University of Cambridge), Duncan Kennedy (University of Bristol), and Caroline Stark (Howard University, US).
FECHA/DATE/DATA : 12-13/09/2019
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Palazzo Pesaro Papafava (Venezia, Italy).
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dr Bobby Xinyue; British Academy; the Warwick in Venice Programme
INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Aquí/here/qui Deadline: 11/08/2019
BURSARIES: Aquí/here/qui Deadline: 11/08/2019
Day 1, Thursday 12 September 2019
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8.50-9:00 Prof. Ingrid De Smet and Bobby Xinyue (University of Warwick, UK)
Panel 1: History of Time
9:00-9:40 Ahuvia Khane (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK) Ancient Narrative Time: Homer, Literary History, and Temporality
9:40-10:20 Duncan Kennedy (University of Bristol, UK) Time, Historical Ontology, and Interpretation: the Case of Lucretius
10:20-11:00 Andrew Laird (Brown University, US) Angelo Poliziano’s Brief History of Time
Panel 2: Temporalities in Roman Epic
11:30-12:10 Anke Walter (University of Newcastle, UK) The ‘Grand Narrative’ of Time and Fate in Vergil’s Aeneid
12:10-12:50 Siobhan Chomse (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK) History in Ruins: Temporality, Irony and the Sublime in Lucan’s Bellum Civile
Panel 3: Epistolary Time
14:40-15:20 Stephen Harrison (University of Oxford, UK) Time to Come: Horace’s Epistolary Futures
15:20-16:00 Catharine Edwards (Birkbeck, University of London, UK) The Day of Reckoning: Seneca’s Epistolary Time
Panel 4: The Representation of Time and the Writing of History 16:30-17:10 Martin Stöckinger (University of Cologne, Germany) Historiography and Chronography in Rome
17:10-17:50 Marco Sgarbi (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy) Francesco Robortello on History
Day 2, Friday 13 September 2019
Panel 5: Personification and Embodiment of Time
9:00-9:40 Susannah Ashton (Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland) The Apotheosis of Time: Chronos and Cosmos in Pherecydes’ Heptamychos
9:40-10:20 Rebecca Batty (University of Nottingham, UK) Rivers as the Embodiment of Disrupted Time: the Metamorphoses’ Apocalyptic Episodes
10:20-11:00 Tom Geue (University of St Andrews, UK) Slaving Time: brevitas from the Bottom Up
Panel 6: Time and Politics in Early Modern Latin Poetry
11:30-12:10 Bobby Xinyue (University of Warwick, UK) Extension and Closure in Renaissance Poetic Calendars
12:10-12:50 Elena Dahlberg (Uppsala University, Sweden) Time as a Political Tool in Neo-Latin Poetry from the Swedish Empire
Panel 7: Humanist Refoundations of Early Rome
14:40-15:20 Helen Dixon (University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland) Ancient Chronology and the Origins of Rome in the Renaissance
15:20-16:00 Caroline Stark (Howard University, US) Shaping Realities: Refounders and the Politics of Time in the Renaissance
Panel 8: Prediction and Finality
16:30-17:10 Ovanes Akopyan (University of Innsbruck, Austria) Power, Fortune and scientia naturalis: Predicting Disasters in the Italian Renaissance
17:10-17:50 Philip Hardie (University of Cambridge, UK) The End of Time: Early Modern Poems on the Last Judgement
Response and Conclusion
18:00-18:20 Prof. Tiziana Lippiello (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy)
- An accessibility map is available here.
- Spouses and families are welcome to attend, although we are unable to provide childcare at the conference.
- Society for Renaissance Studies has provided a number of travel bursaries for postgraduate students. Please email organiser for further information.