Texts and Contexts Seminar: Reading the Classics in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, October 26, 2018

December 21, 2017
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
The Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room, 2nd Floor The Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street
Image from an unrelated old manuscript

This year our seminar topic will be focused on “Reading the Classics in the Middle Ages and Renaissance” with presentations by Julia Haig Gaisser on Tibullus, Justin Haynes on Virgil, Marjorie Curry Woods on Statius and other school authors, David T. Gura on Ovid, and William Little on the Epistula Sapphus. The seminar will end with the Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture, which was established in memory of the late Virginia Brown, who taught palaeography at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies for some 40 years.

 

 

Texts and Contexts Seminar: Reading the Classics in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, October 26, 2018

The Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room, The Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street

9:30 – 10:00 am – Coffee and snacks

10:00 – 12:30 pm – SESSION I.  Moderator: Michael Meckler (The Ohio State University)

10:00 – 10:45 am – Marjorie Curry Woods (University of Texas at Austin):  The Appeal of Short Classical Texts

10:45 – 11:30 am – David Gura (University of Notre Dame): A Commentary to the Psychomachia of Prudentius and its possible Orléanais connections

11:30 – 11:45 am – BREAK

11:45 am – 12:30 pm – Justin Haynes (UCLA): Reading Ovid and Virgil in the Pseudo-Ovidian De vetula

12:30 – 2:00 pm – LUNCH

2:00 – 3:30 pm – SESSION II.  Moderator: Quinn Griffin (Grand Valley State University)

2:00 – 2:45 pm – Julia Haig Gaisser (Bryn Mawr): Tibullus in the Roman Academy

2:45 – 3:30 pm – William Little (The Ohio State University): Reading Ovid’s Epistula Sapphus in Renaissance Italy

3:30 – 4:00 pm – BREAK

4:00 – 5:00 pm – Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture.  Introduction: Anna A. Grotans (The Ohio State University)

Siân Echard (University of British Columbia): Writing (on) History: Annotation in Manuscripts of Medieval British Historians

5:00 – 6:30 pm – Reception in the Student-Alumni Council Room

Virginia Brown Memorial Lecture 2018: Sîan Echard, University of British Columbia

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