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Body and Medicine in Latin Poetry - 17-18/09/2020, Zoom (Online)

27.08.2020

 

A two-day online conference focusing on the interactions between medicine, human body and Latin poetry.

 

FECHA / DATE/DATA: 17-18/09/2020

 

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Zoom (Online)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE:  Chiara Blanco (Trinity College, University of Oxford); Allegra Hahn (Durham University); Simona Martorana (Durham University).

 

INFO: web - medicineandpoetry@gmail.com 

 

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: gratis / free / gratuito

 

Inscripción online / Registration online / Registrazione online

 

Fecha límite / deadline / scadenza: 31/08/2020

 

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

 

Thursday 17 September (Zoom)


11.00-11.15: Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

Session 1. Chair: David Langslow (University of Manchester)
11.15-12.00: Chiara Thumiger (University of Kiel): ‘Painful Knowledge: Suffering and the Inside of Man in Some Examples from Latin Poetry’

 

12.00-12.45: George Kazantzidis (University of Patras): ‘The “Medical Body” in Lucretius: A Few Thoughts on the Use and Abuse of “Medical Discourse” in Latin Poetry’

 

12.45-13.45: Lunch Break

 

13.45-14.30: Allegra Hahn (Durham University): ‘Concretizing the Abstract: Medical Imagery in Horace’s Poetry’

 

14.30-14.45: Coffee Break

 

Session 2. Chair: Katharine Earnshaw (University of Exeter)

 

14.45-15.30: James Uden (Boston University): ‘Suffering and the Roman Body in the Aeneid’

 

15.30-16.15: Ioannis Ziogas (Durham University): ‘The Anatomy of Pleasure in Ovid’s Art of Love’

 

16.15-16.30: Coffee Break

 

16.30-17.15: Hunter Gardner (University of South Carolina): ‘The Aetiology of Illness in Latin Love Elegy’


Friday 18 September (Zoom)


Session 1. Chair: Sophia Connell (Birkbeck College, University of London)

 

11.00-11.45: Chiara Blanco (Trinity College, Oxford): ‘Flesh and Stone: Skin and Touch in Ovid’s Pygmalion’

 

11.45-12.30: Simona Martorana (Durham University): ‘The Body and the City: Disease, Fury and Self-mutilation in Seneca’s Oedipus’

 

12.30-13.30: Lunch Break

 

Session 2. Chair: Courtney Ann Roby (Cornell University)

 

13.30-14.15: Thorsten Fögen (Durham University): ‘Medical Discourse in Martial and Related Texts’

 

14.15-15.00: Judith Hallett (University of Maryland) and Donald Lateiner (Ohio Wesleyan University): ‘Connotation and “Com-motion”: Putting the Kinesis into the Cinaedus’

 

15.00-15.15: Coffee Break

 

15.15-16.00: Laurence Totelin (Cardiff University): ‘Carmen Salutiferum: Quintus Serenus and his Health-giving Liber Medicinalis’

 

Session 3. Chair: Serafina Cuomo (Durham University)

 

16.00-16.45: Julia Nelson Hawkins (Ohio State University): ‘Medical Humanities and Latin Poetry in the time of Covid’

 

16.45-17.00: Final Discussion and Closing Remarks 

 

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