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Programme confirmed for PBMC2017

October 30, 2017

We have now confirmed the full programme for Poetics before Modernity Conference 2017, including respondents for the six panels:

 

(revised, 9 Dec 2017)

 

DAY 1

(Thursday, 14 Dec)

 

10:30-11:15  REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

 

11:15-11:30  INTRODUCTION

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)

 

12:45-14:00  LUNCH

 

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)

 

15:15-15:45  COFFEE

 

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)

 

DAY 2

(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)

 

11:15-11:45  COFFEE

 

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)

 

13:00-14:00  LUNCH

 

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)

 

15:15-15:45  COFFEE

 

15:45-17:00  ROUNDTABLE

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.

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