We have now confirmed the full programme for Poetics before Modernity Conference 2017, including respondents for the six panels:
(revised, 9 Dec 2017)
(Thursday, 14 Dec)
10:30-11:15 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
Vladimir Brljak and Micha Lazarus (Cambridge)
11:30-12:45 I. RULE-MAKING AND RULE-BREAKING
Michael Hetherington (Oxford), '"Non per instituir altri?": Attitudes to Rule-Following in Sixteenth-Century Poetics'
Bryan Brazeau (Warwick), '"Defying Gravity": Prose Epic and Heroic Style in Lucrezia Marinella’s 1602 Vita di Maria Vergine'
RESPONDENT: Chris Stamatakis (UCL)
14:00-15:15 II. MIMESIS AND EKPHRASIS
Rasmus Sevelsted (Cambridge), '"Many false things that are similar to genuine ones": The Limits of Mimesis and the Beginning of Allegory in Hesiod and Plato'
Lydia Yaitsky Kertz (Columbia), 'Literal and Literary Ekphrasis: A Medieval Poetics'
RESPONDENT: Marco Nievergelt (Warwick)
15:45-17:00 III. ARISTOTLE'S FEELINGS
Nicolas Lema Habash (Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne), 'Pity instead of Fellow-Feeling: On the Relationship between Aristotle’s Doctrine of the Mean and Poetics 13'
James Hall (Southampton), 'Parallel Lives: Shakespeare and the Early Modern Debate over Emotional Involvement'
RESPONDENT: Joe Moshenska (Cambridge)
19:00 CONFERENCE DINNER (Allhusen Room, Trinity College)
(Friday, 15 Dec)
10:00-11:15 IV. EXPANDING THE CANON
Ted Tregear (Cambridge), 'Marvels and Commonplaces in the Elizabethan Anthologies'
Irene Rodríguez Cachón (Loyola Andalucía), 'Lights and Shadows of Late Sixteenth-Century Spanish Poetics'
RESPONDENT: Maya Feile Tomes (Cambridge)
11:45-13:00 V. BIBLICAL POETICS
Micha Lazarus (Cambridge), 'Reformation Poetics and the Wittenberg Sophocles'
Anna Goetz Boemler (Northwestern), 'The Ends of Biblical Epic'
RESPONDENT: Kathryn Murphy (Oxford)
14:00-15:15 VI. FIGURING POETICS
Aaron Kachuck (Cambridge), 'Exit Pursued by Horace: A Classical Archaeology of Shakespeare's Bear'
Patrick Gray (Durham), 'The Enchanted Palace: Form and Content in Orlando Furioso'
RESPONDENT: Raphael Lyne (Cambridge)
CHAIRS: Vladimir Brljak and Micha Lazarus (Cambridge)
This will be an event with pre-circulated papers and presenters will not read their papers in full, but will give a brief summary, followed by a statement by a respondent and a general discussion. The respondents will thus have a very important role in the event, and we are delighted to welcome them on board.