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Contested Authorships in Latin Literature and Beyond - 29-30/03/2019, Urbana-Champaign (IL, USA)

FECHA /DATE/DATA: 29-30/03/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Department of Classics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana- Champaing, IL, USA)


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Friday, March 29

  • 14:00 Opening Remarks

  • 14:15-15:00 Panel 1: Greek, Roman, and Jewish (Chair: Brett Kaufman)

Professors Irene Peirano-Garrison (Classics, Yale University) and Hindy Najman (Religion, Oxford University)

“Pseudepigraphy as an Interpretive Construct: Beyond the Authentic”

  • 15:00-15:15 Break

  • 15:15-17:30 Panel 2: The Roman Republic (Chair: Brian Walters)

Professor Kathryn Tempest (Roehampton University)

“The Latin Letters of Pseudo-Brutus (Cic. Ad Brut.1.16 and 1.17)”

Professor Anthony Corbeill (University of Virginia)

“How not to Write Like Cicero: Pridie quam in exilium iret oratio”

Professor Francisco Pina Polo (University of Zaragoza, Spain)

“TheEpistulae ad Caesarem: A popularisProposal for the Republican Crisis?

17:30-17:45 Break

  • 17:45-18:30 Panel 3: Women’s Poetry? (Chair: Angeliki Tzanetou)

Dr. Ian Fielding (University of Michigan)

“The Authorship of Sulpicia”

  • 19:00-20:30 Dinner

Saturday, March 30

  • 8:00-9:00 Breakfast

  • 9:00-10:30 Panel 4: The Appendix Virgiliana (Chair: Antony Augoustakis

Dr. Tristan Franklinos (Oxford University)

“The First-beginnings of that divinus poeta: The Implications of Cat. 14 & 15 for the Authorship of [Vergil]’s Catalepton.

Dr. Celia Campbell (Florida State University)

“Seeing the Forest and the Trees: A New Reading of the Pseudo-Virgilian Dirae”

  • 10:30-10:45 Break

  • 10:45-12:15 Panel 5: Imperial Poetry and Prose (Chair: Ariana Traill)

Professor Yelena Baraz (Princeton University)

“Lost in Time: Placing Calpurnius Siculus”

Dr. Thomas Hendrickson (Stanford Online High School)

“Authentication and fides: Contested Books in Aulus Gellius”

  • 12:15-13:30 Lunch

  • 13:30-15:00 Panel 6: Rhetoric in the Roman Empire (Chair: Dan Leon)

Professor Christopher van den Berg (Amherst College)

“Authority, Authenticity, and Author in Roman Atticism”

Professor Neil Bernstein (Ohio University)

“In the Shadow of the Master: Reading the Pseudo-Quintilianic Corpus”

  • 15:00-15:15 Break

  • 15:15-16:45 Panel 7: Pseudo-Seneca in Antiquity and Beyond (Chair: Elenora Stoppino)

Professor Christopher Star (Middlebury College)

“Post mortem auctoris: The Fates of Pseudo-Seneca’s Octavia and Hercules Oetaeus”

Professor Curtis Perry (UIUC)

“Hercules Oetaeus in Early Modern England: Two Ways of Looking at Reception”

  • 16:45-17:00 Break

  • 17:00-17:45 Panel 8: Medieval Texts and Authenticity (Chair: Clara Bosak Schroeder)

Professor Carol Symes (UIUC)

“Medieval Texts as Mediated Artifacts: New Forms of Authorship and Agency in an Age of Documentary Revolution, 1000-1215”

  • 17:45-18:30 Roundtable Discussion and Concluding Remarks

  • 19:00-20:30 Conference Dinner

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